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    I have a friend with a museum of lenses and he is happy for me to borrow them, the best news is that he has also bought a 5D2 and has gotten adapters to make most of them fit the Canon EOS body!
    Today he brought a nice Asahi Pentax Fish Eye Takumar 1:4/17 for me to play with. Nicely wide on the full frame chip


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    I can have it for a while so I'll see what else I see over the next few days...

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    Looks like fun, Jos! Looking forward to some cringe-worthy portraits.
    Canon 5DIII | 7D | 16-35mm f2.8L II | 17-40mm f4L | 24mm f1.4L II | 50mm f1.2L | 85mm f1.2L II | 70-200mm f2.8L II | 300mm f2.8L IS II | 1.4x III | 2x III | 580EX II

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    Looks like youir average christchurch building?
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    I've had those kinky columns for 19 years now, I like the non straight angles.

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    Few more from the walk to work this morning, quite fun taking quick grabs as I can't muck around too much as I'll be late!
    tsk tsk

    Japanese gardens in the Whakatane Rose Gardens

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    small bridge in the Japanese bit

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    The flax dyeing pool

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    The salt marsh, the planet is round, see

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    Kid's playground

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    Rusty chain at the yacht club, can't tell it's a fish eye from this

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    The green wharf near my shop, I like the way the lens bends stuff

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    And a selfie in the studio, not as distorted as I expected, this is a crop though

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    and the french deli across the road

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    This beaut little lens even has interior UV, yellow and orange filters, nice.

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    Good stuff bill. I loved my fisheye. Wish i'd not sold it...
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    I am jealous.

    If the Samyang or whatever its called 8mm was suited to FF, I would have one. Its not as if you need AF on a fisheye!.

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    Never saw the point on a crop body but a ff gives you a much better option

    Not sure I will ever own one but they are fun lenses for the right shot
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    No not at all, this is totally manual as it's on an Pentax-EOS adapter ring, a bit of a mission, but it has markings to lign up to set it to f8 at mid focus that seems to work pretty well. On a tripod with live view there'd be no problems at all.

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    Compulsory up tree shot with a wide lens on walkies to workies

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