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  1. Which fisheye?

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    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
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    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
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    Thanks for that Bill.......must admit I'm swaying more towards the 16mm.
    John
  6. Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 vs Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye

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    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/...attan-blackout

    http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/...-lyons-office/

    http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/...javik-iceland/

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

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

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

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

    sam



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    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
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