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teasmaid
03-17-2014, 07:07 AM
Hey everyone

I have been making some half decent 360s with my NN3 MKII and 400D w/17-50 lens, but I want to try and "up my game" a little, so I would like some suggestions on what lens to purchase to use with both my camera bodies and my NN3.

Cheers

p.s. budget would be <400 but I would also like to know if there is a particular lens that people would recommend - and also avoid!

hindenhaag
03-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Hi, there a Sigma 15mm lens on ebay. 28 min left:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sigma-EX-15mm-f-2-8-DG-Lens-For-Canon-/321349040268

New price is around 595 Pounds

http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&rt=nc&item=321349040268

Heinz

teasmaid
03-18-2014, 03:07 AM
So you would recommend the Sigma 15mm?

John Houghton
03-18-2014, 05:30 AM
A 15mm fisheye is not normally recommended for APS-C cameras; it's mostly used on fullframe cameras. Of course, a lot depends on quite what you mean by wanting to "up your game". The 15mm fisheye can certainly be used but it will give you a smaller stitched panorama, albeit with around half as many shots as for your 17mm lens. The Tokina 10-17mm fisheye would be more versatile and is worth considering.

John

teasmaid
03-18-2014, 11:35 AM
A 15mm fisheye is not normally recommended for APS-C cameras; it's mostly used on fullframe cameras. Of course, a lot depends on quite what you mean by wanting to "up your game". The 15mm fisheye can certainly be used but it will give you a smaller stitched panorama, albeit with around half as many shots as for your 17mm lens. The Tokina 10-17mm fisheye would be more versatile and is worth considering.

John

Thanks John. By upping my game I mean producing better 360s in a much quicker time. A fisheye would allow me to produce them quicker, but will quality suffer? I did look at the Tokina, but I have also read on the forums that this lens isn't a particular favourite to use.