Fun with a Fisheye Lens

2011 was my 6th year attending the Northern Voice personal media conference. I took the opportunity this time to play around more with my DSLR camera. I got to talking with photographer John Biehler about shooting using a fisheye lens, and he was kind enough to lend me his for the second day of the conference.

Fisheye is such a different perspective, it took me some time to get a feel for what it works well on. Here are a few of my favorite fisheye shots from the day (click to enlarge):

Life Sciences Center at UBC

Northern Voice Conference 2011

Northern Voice transportation map

Fisheye Porthole

See all my photos in my 2011 Northern Voice photoset. The first half were with a 'regular' lens, and the second half are fisheye shots.

Posted by dustin on May 16, 2011 with category tags of

Please describe the lense and how many you would need to get 360dg of horizontal coverage while in the vertical plane, +-45dg

Much appreciated
   comment by Brian Gibson on May 17, 2011

The lens was a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX Fisheye. It sees 180 degrees from corner to corner diagonally.

Some more details on it can be found here:
   comment by dustin (#1) on May 18, 2011


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