Just bought the 10.5 fisheye lens and have a question

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Well I just bought the 10.5 fisheye lens. I have heard of people saying that if you decided that you didn't like the effect on a certain photo you could change it. Can someone explain the process to me? Thanks!!:smile:
 
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You can use software to "de-fish" the image - it tries to make the lines rectilinear rather than show all the fishy distortion. Capture 4 has a setting just for this lens and de-fishing the images taken with it.

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The only two programs I have are PSCS3 and Capture NX that came with my D300. Will either of those do the same thing? Thanks!Debbie
 
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The documentation for NX says it does - I haven't found or used it in NX: "The Fisheye Lens feature enables you to modify an image taken with a compatible fisheye lens to make that image appear to have been taken with a wide-angle rectilinear lens. This feature is only compatible with images taken with an AF DX 10.5 mm f2.8G Nikkor fisheye lens."
 
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The documentation for NX says it does - I haven't found or used it in NX: "The Fisheye Lens feature enables you to modify an image taken with a compatible fisheye lens to make that image appear to have been taken with a wide-angle rectilinear lens. This feature is only compatible with images taken with an AF DX 10.5 mm f2.8G Nikkor fisheye lens."

I will investigate more into it. And yes the lens I bought is the AF DX 10.5 mm f2.8G Nikkor fisheye lens.


Debbie,
You might want to investigate a program (CS plug-in) called PT Lens. I think it is great.
Hi Chris glad you chimed in. Haven't talked to you for a while, hope everything is good with you!! I will check on the CS plug-in. Good Gosh I hope it is free because I'm lens lusted broke!!!!:eek:
 
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I never quite understood the point of defishing the 10.5. If you do, you might as well shoot with an ultrawide such as the 12-24 or 10-20 as you will get better results. The 10.5 mm is a lot of fun though.
 
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It's useful for with QTVRs. (Spherical panoramas) to take out the tripod from the bottom shot (nadir) you have to take a shot of the ground to photoshop it in, it's pretty hard to blend in a normal non-defished shot. Other than that no clue, but the fisheye hemi is awesome for people photography.
 
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Another vote for Hemi. You'll not regret the purchase of the definitive license. The only problem with it is that the current version will not de-fish vertical frames.
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