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Old 07-25-2007, 12:44 PM   #16
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Wow, Seabreeze...Jackrabbit was the first coaster I rode, and I think I was 16 at the time. Was terrified of them, then I got on this and I think I rode it 20 times in one day. Good times, good times.
Roaseland is now open again, and it is a waterpark. My Mom and Dad took my Niece and Nephew there a few weeks ago when they were up for vacation. I remember it vaguely from when I was a kid, but I know my Mom and Dad spent a lot of time there.
Great shot, from what looks like a fun lens.

BTW, saw the Ansel exhibit last week while I was up. It was pretty cool. Lots of photos and really helped me "see" a little better.
How bout that weather up there last week too, man it was nice.

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Old 07-27-2007, 05:34 PM   #17
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Hi Furgus, glad you liked the Ansel exhibit... maybe I'll get a chance to get up there before it's gone. Usually when I go to the Eastman House, it's to the movie theater but I should make another trip to the museum proper one of these days!
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:11 PM   #18
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Well- I will have to blame this thread for my weakness. Mine just came today. Nikkor 10.5mm/f2.8




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Gdad, good luck - I actually was looking at Nikkor reviews for comparison before buying, to get an idea of how the fisheye zoom's shortcomings compare to a prime of similar focal length. It sounds like it may have slightly less PF than the Pentax/Tokina, but probably not significantly so (it still has it). It's mostly speed vs zoom, I think. If the 10-17mm was F2.8, it'd be nearly perfect. Either way, they're a lot of fun!
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:27 AM   #19
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Well- I will have to blame this thread for my weakness. Mine just came today. Nikkor 10.5mm/f2.8


your bathroom has the same color walls as my "photography room" ( which right now is empty so much nicer sounding than it is) if my local camera shop had the tokina in a canon mount when i went in to buy my replacement lens cap yesterday ( no dobut i will find the old one today) i might not have been able to resist the temptation
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:19 PM   #20
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I love being a bad influence!

Here's my version of the self-portrait... it was a little dark hence the flash. Not my bathroom but that's OK.



Looking at yours, I wonder if you were having the same problem as me when I tried the same shot in my bathroom... I think that because of the lighting, it was "strobing" slightly so things like the camera's lettering were repeating themself (not blurring), and it looks like a similar thing happened with the Nikon logo on yours. Darn fluorescent bulbs!
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #21
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Exclamation Photo sharing: fisheye lenses

It seems like enough folks here have fisheye lenses to necessitate the fish having its own thread apart from the UWA Cult. No restrictions on time of day or apertures at which the images were taken (much to Mark's chagrin), so go wild with your fishiest shots!
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:20 PM   #22
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #23
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Woo! Glad to see a thread dedicated to the fish. I do have to ask though, when did you buy a fish and which one? I would ask if you rented it for the honeymoon, but I know better.

I don't have too many with the fish since I just bought my Nikon 10.5 late last year and didn't use it all winter, but I hope to have more to add as the summer goes on since I don't have the UWA anymore.

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Woo! Glad to see a thread dedicated to the fish. I do have to ask though, when did you buy a fish and which one? I would ask if you rented it for the honeymoon, but I know better.

I don't have too many with the fish since I just bought my Nikon 10.5 late last year and didn't use it all winter, but I hope to have more to add as the summer goes on since I don't have the UWA anymore.
I started a new thread because at least 25% of my shots from this trip are with the fisheye (poor Tokina 11-16 is going through withdrawal from lack of use right now, I think), and it seems like it's now a 50/50 split of fish/UWA in that thread now, whereas fish used to be posted only on rare occasions.

I bought it a couple months ago--I got the Tokina one. I only used it twice before taking it to WDW, so I didn't really do so hotly with it. I would not recommend the Tokina unless you don't want/have a separate UWA lens. That might just be me, though, as I use f/2.8 a lot on my UWA lens, and I know I would use it a lot on the fisheye, whereas I never used 11-17 on the fish. I was always at 10mm.

The only reason I got the Tokina was because it was the first one that came up ridiculously cheap on eBay. I ended up paying $311 shipped for it, so I can't complain too much. Once I spot a cheap Sigma, I will get that and sell the Tokina.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:55 PM   #25
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Here are a few of my faves from recent trips where I used the fish more as an ultra-ultra wide angle lens







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todd,

I really liked the MK and epcot shots, which is saying something as usually I can't stand fisheye shots.
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Here are some of the fisheye shots that I've shared on Flickr from my January trip.. I went overboard with it but it was such a fun new perspective.



















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Old 06-24-2010, 07:13 AM   #28
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What an amazing collection Todd H!!

For whatever reason, I LOVE the Philharmagic theater shot. Also love the HM shot! But they're ALL great!
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #29
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Now this is my kind of thread.

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I bought it a couple months ago--I got the Tokina one. I only used it twice before taking it to WDW, so I didn't really do so hotly with it. I would not recommend the Tokina unless you don't want/have a separate UWA lens. That might just be me, though, as I use f/2.8 a lot on my UWA lens, and I know I would use it a lot on the fisheye, whereas I never used 11-17 on the fish. I was always at 10mm.
I mostly agree, but remember that F2.8 is only a half-stop faster than F3.5 - at 10mm, you won't be gaining much speed. Also note that the Sigma is huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge compared to the Tokina! (At least, it is next to the Pentax, which should be basically the same size.) I would like F2.8 also but the extra flexibility comes in handy - I'll sometimes carry just my 10-17mm fisheye and my 50-135mm and if I need wide, I'll shoot at 17mm and crop. This is especially true now that Lightroom 3 can do such a good and fast job and straightening out the fishiness.

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