Post your extreme wide angle and fisheye photos here

Discussion in 'Photographic Aesthetics and Composition' started by Sirius Glass, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Sirius Glass

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    I just paid for a fisheye lens because the price was just too good to pass up. I guess this is my GAS for the year. I have avoided buying one in the past because I do not like taking photographs of the tops of my shoes. Heck, I have to be really careful when I use the SWC or hold my WideLux F7 vertically. So your assignment, should you wish to take it, is to post examples of your extreme wide angle and fisheye photographs here, so I can get some ideas and be wowed by your creativity.

    And yes, work from skate boarders will be greatly appreciated.

    Enjoy!
     
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    I will if you will :wink:
     
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    Good luck! I would like a 30mm if I had a Hassy film body. I have an old SWC, but sold my 500CM. The SWC is 38mm. I'd like it wider, but it is what I got. (Not extreme enuf for me.)

    I got a Hassy wide angle book. When I scan it I will post it for you.

    Here is one from the 70's L.A. with the SWC...his name was 'Crazy'

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    Here is another on with the SWC. I got a few nudes as well. don't know if you can post em here.

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    That SWC is a fantastic cam. One of my favs beside the Leica M6 and Nikon F.
     
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    Curving Forms, Lake Weyba.
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 21.4cm X 16.2cm,
    from a Kodak Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB67 camera fitted with a 37mm f4.5 fisheye lens.
     
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    Nowadays, all my circular fisheye pix are digital. I had a few circle film pix from the 80's but lost em. They were nothing special. Back then I shot circular as a novelty...as an afterthought.

    ...the way to shoot circle fisheye is as the first, foremost and only thought.

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    I can't really afford a wide angle lens so I glued a $1 cellphone fisheye to a disposable camera loaded up with the funkiest expired Tri-X I got.

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    16mm Nikkor full frame fisheye;

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    [​IMG]clown2 by Nokton48, on Flickr


    30mm Fisheye 6x6 SLR Delta 3200 @ 800
     
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    Wonderful. Thank you for sharing that with us.
     
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    Interesting. Since the circus ring is round, no one would notice any additional curvature. Thank you.
     
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    Both shot with a 65mm Super Angulon on 5x4 film

    Ian
     
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    [​IMG]30FISH1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Hasselblad EL/M 30mm Distagon T* Norman 200B Strobe (homemade softener attached) Fuji NHG
     
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    Well, it's not extreme, it's 20mm.

    My dream car
    Nikon FE2
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    Scan of the print.
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    Man...that is a great image. Wow.
     
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    Lomo LC-A 120, 38mm f4.5

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    Lomo LC-A 120 38mm f4.5

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    Mamiya RZ67, 38mm Fisheye f4.5

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    6x18cm Vermeer Hemispheric Pinhole. Double exposure, moving the camera closer for second exposure. Total exposure time, about 24 minutes.
     
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    Thanks Theo Sulphate. Here is another one but with an off-centre horizon that is straight; not the usual thing with a fisheye.
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    Twin Gums, Laguna Bay.
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.2cm X 22.5cm, from a Kodak Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB67 camera fitted with a 37mm f4.5 fisheye lens and a red filter.
     
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    Sirius, I just bought a 50mm lens for the Hasselblad and am still wondering: What do I need a WA lens for. Most instructions in photography say "move in closer". I absolutely refuse to sit on anyone's lap to shoot their picture. Far better to use the 250mm lens, assuming the shutter is accurate. With your "fish-eye', how will you throw the background out-of-focus? I also don't like having to clean my fingernails before I shoot or, as you point out, shine my shoes.......Regards!
     
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    I'm definitely not Sirius, but at least 2/3 of the far too many lenses I own for far too many cameras are wider than "normal" lenses.
    Wide angle lenses give you the power to choose the relationship between items in the scene - to emphasize some, and de-emphasize others.
    This is only a 45mm on 6x4.5, but I think you'll get the idea:
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    For landscape or interiors, the two lenses I use most often are the 38mm (SWC) and 50/4 CF FLE. I love the 50 for landscape.

    It really depends on the photographer and their style and subject. In 35mm format, I refuse to shoot wider than 28mm (I like 50mm to 105mm), but an acquaintance makes amazing natural looking photos with 14mm.
     
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    Interiors and in cities. I found it especially useful in Europe for street scenes and architecture because the 80mm is really much too long. In fact I rarely use my 80mm in Europe.
     
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    Taken years ago in Mountain Province, Luzon

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