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Michaelaw
05-26-2013, 05:29 PM
Getting ready to stop drumming and get back into shooting again and to celebrate that idea I bought another bower lens. This one is an f3.5 8mm fisheye. At f8 on down it's tack sharp and requires no focusing. Anyway this is a test shot of the interior of my car.

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics8/focint.jpg

theantiquetiger
05-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Welcome back to the drug!!!

Love the "Club"

Realist
05-26-2013, 06:33 PM
Image quality looks pretty good actually. I'm sure you'll find some creative uses for it.

Michaelaw
05-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Another test shot. It has a 180% field of view so you can almost see end to end of the apartment.

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics8/apt1.jpg

Michaelaw
05-26-2013, 07:23 PM
And then there's my zone:laughing:

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics8/myzone.jpg

Realist
05-27-2013, 01:50 AM
Pretty cool, I like the distortion you get with the lens.

Marko
05-27-2013, 10:14 AM
cool - what does that lens go for?

Michaelaw
05-27-2013, 12:19 PM
It's made in Korea under many names. The Samyang is reportedly $299. I got the Bower for $349 at London Drugs. It's manual aperture and focus.

JAS_Photo
05-27-2013, 12:35 PM
Have the same lens under the Samyang name. It is a fun little lens and tack sharp as Michael says.

Hillbillygirl
05-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Cool effect, and some very nice sharp images Michael.

Matt K.
05-30-2013, 12:53 PM
Great series, Michealaw. Especially love the car interior.

JAS_Photo
05-30-2013, 02:46 PM
Oops! I totally lied to you. I have the lens under the Rokinon name. Here is where I got it but by the time you pay shipping to Canada it would end up being the same as you paid, Michael. As far as I know London Drugs did not have it when i bought mine. Anyway, here it is:

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye Manual Focus Lens (for Nikon Cameras) (http://www.cameta.com/Rokinon-8mm-f-3-5-Aspherical-Fisheye-Manual-Focus-Lens-for-Nikon-Cameras-43179.cfm)

Michaelaw
05-30-2013, 11:25 PM
Yes this lens is released under many names but for the money, according to Ken Rockwell, it blows lenses costing four times as much clean out of the pool.