thought this was worth discussing,
and not being in the fuji xpro1 topic post.
after seeing this:
it looks pretty good.
but, if you wanted to make it better,
i’d say some ND filters are necessary to open up the f stop, lower the depth of field.
or maybe using fp flash (seems complicated to me, but if you’re shooting all digi, probably worth it)
and what else would you have to do?
is there a focus screen w/ sq crop lines?
mark the viewfinder for when reviewing every try?
and then a right angle finder for low angles?
i don’t really want to condone this personally,
and i’ll stick w/ hass and fish,
but i’m just all curious.
i’d be super curious to see it side by side w/ a hass fish.
hard to say if you can get as super tight and sick as say oliver barton does w/ his hass fish.
Here’s the EXIF
I used an angle finder, which I like a lot for more than just fisheye things. I don’t own a focus screen with guidelines. Shot @8mm.
I guess if I wanted to, I could add the ND filters. I’d rather not try to mimic the blad completely though.
word, iso 50, that helps.
it’s not about mimicking the blad to me,
it’s about showing that the background is further away than the subject, by having it not as sharp as the subject.
not saying you have it here, i can’t tell.
but f8 seems like a lot of dof to me.
and i didn’t mean you specifically patrick,
was just thinking it’d be helpful for others wanting to try shit.
Like i said in the comments, i’d want focus screen markings to get the full use of the square and a good guide for comp otherwise you might end up with funny crops. Is it tack sharp to the edges of the circle? Do you get any of the that digi-fish purple fringing? Would ND filters make any difference? 8mm at f4 probably hits hyperfocal at 2’ anyway.
I understand. I felt the need to reply anyway because I thought I’d share my process. Ryan Allan does this too with Nikon stuff. Other than us two, I haven’t seen it done much/don’t know who else does it.
What’s the process on Nikon? 10mm DX fisheye on a full frame body? (Do Nikon even do a circular fisheye?)
@leej I’m not at home to view RAW stuff, but it’s about as sharp as you can get corner to corner (I can only speak for f/8-). It’s “L” glass (whatever that means). Some purple fringing is possible, but depends on shooting situation. That fs smith photo was in complete shade.