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Johnytuono
08-25-2013, 05:48 AM
Hi
Which fisheye would be best for mainly interiors on a Nikon D800 (full frame).
The Sigma 8mm @620 or the Nikon 16mm @ 620.......mainly after image quality as the difference in shots isn't THAT great.
Minimum (inc. N + Z) is 7 shots on the 16mm
Minimum (inc. N) is 4 shots on the 8mm
Thanks
John

nick fan
08-26-2013, 07:06 AM
get a shaved Nikon 10.5mm or shave one yourself. Sigma 8mm is a waste of sensor pixels.
Nikon 16mm will give you much higher quality. Perfect for scenes without many moving objects.

NIck

Johnytuono
08-26-2013, 07:11 AM
Thanks for the advice Nick

Bill Bailey
08-26-2013, 09:29 AM
get a shaved Nikon 10.5mm or shave one yourself. Sigma 8mm is a waste of sensor pixels.
Nikon 16mm will give you much higher quality. Perfect for scenes without many moving objects.
NIck
Hey John,
The 16mm Nikon lens is my preferred lens - very sharp! Requires 6 shots around on full frame. I find the 10.5mm lens when shaved is very prone to lens flare and also has more chromatic aberration (CA). It's also a little softer than the 10.5mm.

Bill

Johnytuono
08-26-2013, 12:52 PM
Thanks for that Bill.......must admit I'm swaying more towards the 16mm.
John

Sam Rohn
08-26-2013, 04:37 PM
here are some recent examples of my own, 360 spherical panoramas shot with nikon D800 & nikkor 10.5mm & 16mm fisheyes, all of these were shot at f/8 or f/11, both lenses are capable of very good sharpness when used carefully

D800 + Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye (lens hood removed for use on full frame camera) + Nodal Ninja R1/R10 (4 around @ 0)

http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/lower-manhattan-blackout

http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/j-crew-360-tour-jenna-lyons-office/

http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/bokin-reykjavik-iceland/

D800 + Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 fisheye + Nodal Ninja NN5 (6 around & N+Z)

http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/vesper-project-titus-kaphar/

http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/manhattan-rooftop/

http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/central-synagogue-new-york-city/

sam

Johnytuono
08-27-2013, 07:11 AM
Wow Sam!
I am impressed, very impressed and realise you must have put a lot of effort into learning your trade.
Thanks for making me realise I've a long way to go lol.
No, seriously thanks for the reply.
John