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#1 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:43 AM

it looks like i might be shooting some projects for a company that builds custom dome motion displays (kinda like a small planetarium). if so, they'll be shot on 35mm for a 4k scan and will ultimately be projected large and in close proximity to its viewers, so image quality will be paramount.

does anyone have any suggestions on specific fisheye/short lenses (irregardless of camera)? if it matters, softness would be more acceptable than color aberration.

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#2 Matt Pacini

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:45 PM

I've used the Peleng 8mm on my Nikon still camera to good effect, and I know there are lots of people who have used them for motion picture photography, but I haven't yet.
They're cheap, pretty sharp lenses.
You can usually find them new selling on ebay from people who sell Russian stuff.
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:06 PM

I've used the Peleng 8mm on my Nikon still camera to good effect, and I know there are lots of people who have used them for motion picture photography, but I haven't yet.
They're cheap, pretty sharp lenses.
You can usually find them new selling on ebay from people who sell Russian stuff.
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Hi,

I have a Pelling 8mm in PL mount. Optically Its OK but the mechanically its very poor. Covers 1:1.85 OK but will vingnette on full frame S35

Cheers

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#4 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:33 PM

i actually have the 8mm peleng (for my K3), though i've yet to use it... i had a chance to get it for really cheap and couldn't pass it up.

but has anyone worked with more expensive glass in the fisheye range? to be frank, i don't even know what options there are and just was hoping to get any insight before calling rental houses.

thanks for the responses,
jaan

Hi,

I have a Pelling 8mm in PL mount. Optically Its OK but the mechanically its very poor. Covers 1:1.85 OK but will vingnette on full frame S35

Cheers

Stephen

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Edited by jaan, 22 July 2005 - 03:34 PM.

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#5 Peter Martin

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 03:52 PM

Check www.vantagefilm.com
Equipment - Downloads - Vantage 6mm Fisheye

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#6 andrewbuchanan

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:12 AM

The Zeiss 10mm Distagon is the sharpest/widest I have seen. I wouldn't use the Peleng for anything serious, it has pretty low res. when tested against any cine lenses and serious chromatic problems toward the edges on a 35mm frame (It's okay, but not what I would call high-end). Visual Products used to have a Zeiss 10mm for sale.
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#7 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 12:09 AM

thanks andrew!
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