Fisheye Lithops

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04/05/13
Nikon D300/Sigma 15mm fisheye
ISO 200 1/60 f/11 handheld
cropped, distortion left uncorrected

This is an example of a shot taken with the Sigma 15 fisheye lens, on my D300.  The D300 as a DX reduces the distortion effects of the fisheye by not using the full extent of the lens, as would happen if I used it on the D3S, so makes for quite a flexible option for handheld shooting and composition choices.  Of course, you still have to do quite a bit of cropping to get the composition you need, so this solution is still not perfect (another reason why I’m looking forward to an upgrade to more megapixels).  Anyway, this is a much nicer way of shooting these than just the usual downpointing overview shot.

Hopefully I’ll be back to take more shots in the flowering season.

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