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Graham Kimbell



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PostSubject: Fisheye help please D:   Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:00 pm

Right so basically I've now got a Panasonic TM700 which has a 46mm thread, I used to use a 37mm Opteka .3x fisheye, but that has way too much vig.
Soooo i bought myself an Opteka 43mm fisheye and a conversion ring, not realising that it is exactly the same lens just with a different thread size, so I get the same crazy amount of vig.

I was thinking about getting a 52mm fisheye and a step down ring, until I found out the fisheye itself is 11cm across which is farr too big for my camera.
It seems like there are no good fisheyes for this medium thread size, has anyone else been in the same situation? Are there any good fisheyes you can recommend that are 46mm or larger?

Thanks

Oh also I'm looking to spend less than £150 $200 so the 46mm century is out the window
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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:06 am

umm try zooming in so their is no vig. but that will just make the fisheye less wide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WH-cHq1-hU

this guy has the same camera and fisheye as you. in this video the fisheye doesnt have much vig. maybe u can ask him.
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Graham Kimbell



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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:09 am

Hmm strange, I tried zooming in but I could never get perfect focus and not have vig :s
I've already sent that lens back now though so it's a bit late for that now sorry Sad

I'm want to know anyone who is using a fisheye other than Opteka or Century that they can reccomend, since they're the only two companies I really trust at the moment
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Graham Kimbell



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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:20 pm

Double post

Martin suggested the Nikon FC-E9, which has 46mm threads, but it looks like its huugeee and will snap the front of my camera off.
Has anyone else used/seen this lens being used on a camcorder?
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Graham Kimbell



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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:08 pm

Triple Post

I'm looking at getting a 52mm Opteka titanium and a step down ring. The lens is HUGE but it looks like the best option since there's nothing just the right size, and I hate vig.
I've done a nice little to-scale pic on paint of the cam and lens Razz


Has anyone else used a huge fisheye on a tiny cam?
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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:37 pm

its only 460 grams, should be okay. If not you can always get support rails, but that would look redic on a camera that small haha
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Graham Kimbell



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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:50 pm

Haha thats ok then 460g ain't bad
I've bought a fat ass battery to balance the weight out a bit so it's not so front heavy Razz
I guess the quality of the footage is more important then the camera itself anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:05 pm

hmm i have the 43mm and i can just zoom in a bit to get rid of the vig. I dont get why you cant. Are you gonna need rails for that lens Graham? haha
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Graham Kimbell



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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:14 pm

My cam has a wide angle lens built in, when Zoomed in all the way through the vig the closest thing I could focus on was about 10 metres away, which wouldn't have been much use since I'd be filming at about 1 metre away most of the time :\
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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:14 am

yea man just get the 52mm. maybe take the sunshade off tho
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PostSubject: Re: Fisheye help please D:   Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:04 pm

I wouldn't dare take the sunshade off, if it got hit by anything I would cry Razz

What about a Raynox?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/261520-REG/Raynox_MX_3000PRO_58__MX_3000PRO_58mm_0_3x_Semi.html
Seems like a more realistic alternative
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