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Frank Fremerey

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2017, 19:40:47 »
What's going on around 5:00 in that image?

That is the entrance from the balcony to my office, Carl.

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2017, 19:42:06 »
Enjoy your new lens Frank, it seems to have landed in good hands  :)

I have to thank you again for pointing me to the source of shipment. Next round on me, what is your poison?

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2017, 22:41:48 »
congrats!... do you have an FX infrared conversions you can try it out on???
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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2017, 00:08:05 »
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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2017, 00:13:15 »
You're too modest, Frank.

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2017, 00:16:44 »
occasional flower shot

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2017, 00:17:24 »
You're too modest, Frank.

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2017, 00:22:57 »
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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2017, 10:17:03 »
Lovely samples! I can't wait to get one too :)
And Frank, we happen to be born on the same day  ;D

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2017, 10:45:06 »
Frank, these are very nice examples indeed :)
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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2017, 12:26:25 »
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I will NOT buy this lens!

Yes you will. :D
It's a replacement for 3 fisheye's (8, 10.5 and 16). So only one lens in the bag and not having to choose.
It's at least better than the Sigma 8/3.5 and Nikon 16/2.8. I'm not sure on the Nikon 10.5
And it's cheaper than those 3 together.
For me it was an easy decision. :)
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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2017, 17:01:55 »
How does the-15mm Nikon compare in sharpness to the earlier Nikon 16mm Fisheye f/3.5 version?
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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2017, 17:56:02 »
This is my first fish catch ever.  ;)

8mm setting, f/5.6. Academic Bookstore in Helsinki.

I really like the handling of the lens, there isn't the usual slop in the manual focus ring as far as I can tell and both rings operate smoothly. The hood is attached with a lock at the side of the hood which is excellent - unlike the 70-200/2.8 FL's hood lock the fisheye's lock has to be pressed before the hood comes off. I view this as an important security measure.

Unexpectedly I find the circular fisheye views more pleasing than the frame-filling ones. I find that the intersection of curved lines and the curved image boundary is more natural than when the curved lines meet the rectangular boundary in the 15mm setting. But I'm sure I will find use for both settings.

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2017, 19:17:38 »
So how you see the future use of this lens - mostly DX or FX?  Or both equally?  LZ

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Re: Fisheye-Nikkor 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2017, 22:14:37 »
Perhaps a silly question, but if you have an FX and a DX camera why would you use it on DX?
I will only use it on an FX body. It gives me more options.
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