Posts Tagged ‘fisheye’

Lensbaby Announces 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens

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Lensbaby… you either love them or hate them. While many may consider them the Holga of the digital age, it’s rather obvious from their existence that there are plenty of individuals who enjoy the quirky effects their (comparatively) cheap lenses offer.

And yesterday, they added a new lens to their repertoire: a circular fisheye for Canon and Nikon DSLRs that is receiving a surprising amount of attention. Read more…

Beautiful 360° Time-Lapse of the Galactic Center

We’ve featured astrophotographer Stéphane Guisard‘s beautiful time-lapse work capturing the stars once before when he put together the time-lapse of the comet Lovejoy rising above the Andes mountains. His most recent video, however, takes a much larger field of view, and teaches us a little bit about our place (or rather placement) in the Milky Way all at the same time. Read more…

Time-Lapse Captures Breathtaking Aurora Borealis Caused by a Massive Solar Flare

On March 16th, a massive solar flare at sunspot AR1692 — a spot roughly the size of our quaint little planet — sent a huge burst of solar wind headed our way. On March 17th, when it came into contact with the Earth’s magnetic field, several hours of breathtaking aurora borealis resulted. Read more…

A Pint-Sized Digital Camera Dedicated to Lomo-style Fisheye Snapshots

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Are you a fan of small things? UK-based photo enthusiast Greg Dash is trying to launch “the world’s first digital Lomo-fisheye.” It’s a pint-sized digital toy camera that packs a 170-degree fisheye lens.
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Starry Planet: Time-Lapse of the Night Sky Captured with an 8mm Fisheye Lens

We’ve shared plenty of gorgeous time-lapse videos of the night sky and “tiny world” images, but what do you get when you combine the two concepts? French photographer Stephane Vetter shows us with the video above, titled “Leonid and Zodiacal Light.”
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Make a DIY Fisheye Lens From a Door Peephole

For all you DIY-ers out there looking for a fast, fun photography project, here’s a quick way to create a make-shift fisheye lens for your camera using only a 200-degree peephole, some drawer liner, a PVC reducer and some tape. The final product certainly doesn’t look like a professional fisheye lens — this definitely falls into the “fun weekend project” category — but even so, the results turned out better than you would expect from a 200-degree peephole and some PVC.

(via Gizmodo)

Lomography Announces a New Pocket Camera To Go With Their 110 Film

Admittedly, people didn’t react all that well when Lomography announced that they were bringing 110 film back from the grave, but you have to give them credit for pressing on. Despite criticism that the old toy camera film was never any good to begin with, Lomography have now announced their new Fisheye Baby 110, a pocket-sized camera to go with the pocket sized film. Read more…

$160,000 Nikkor 6mm Fisheye in Action on a Nikon D800

A few weeks back an amazing Nikkor 6mm fisheye lens resurfaced for sale in London for an eye-popping $160,000. The lens was quickly snatched up by a camera collector. For those of you who missed out on buying the lens but would still like to see how 160 grand worth of fish-eye performs in real life, the folks who were selling it at Grays of Westminster put together a video just for you.

(via Nikon Rumors)

Ridiculous Nikon 6mm Lens Reappears, Priced at $160,000+ in the UK

Two years ago, we reported that an extremely rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens had been put up for sale on eBay for a cool $34,020. If you balked at that price, get this: another copy of the lens has turned up in London, and this time the price tag is a staggering £100,000, or roughly $160,000. The lens became the world’s most extreme wide angle 35mm lens when it was released in 1970, and boasts a field of view of 220º — it can literally see behind itself! If Grays of Westminster does manage to sell off the lens at that price, you can bet collectors will be kicking themselves for passing up on the eBay deal two years ago.

(via Grays of Westminster via Amateur Photographer)

Glass Door Knob Provides a Fisheye View of the Other Side

Japanese architect Hideyuki Nakayama teamed up with door knob manufacturer UNION to create this funky glass globe knob that gives you a fisheye view of the next room. Now all Nakayama needs to do is find some way to incorporate film and a shutter…

A Room in the Glass Globe by Hideyuki Nakayama (via Boing Boing)