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Karangahake Gorge, Hauraki, New Zealand - NEX C3 / Samyang 8mm fisheye

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by markoneswift, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 17, 2012
    Here we go, some of my first shots of 2014 with the trusty fisheye. The lens seems to attract some so-so comments now and then but it certainly works for stuff like this, IMHO :)

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    Karangahake Gorge, Hauraki, New Zealand. by markoneswift, on Flickr

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    Karangahake Gorge, Hauraki, New Zealand. by markoneswift, on Flickr

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    Karangahake Gorge, Hauraki, New Zealand. by markoneswift, on Flickr

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    Karangahake Gorge, Hauraki, New Zealand. by markoneswift, on Flickr

    I forgot to check critical focus on the tunnel shot seeing as I was wide open at F/2.8, but seeing as it was rested on the floor and in near darkness it didn't come out too bad !
     
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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Beautiful place, beautiful pictures!
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Indeed!
    I really like the last one :thumbup:
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Some neat shots and locations.

    Does not look like fisheye shots..
     
  5. radimere

    radimere TalkEmount Regular

    71
    Apr 2, 2013
    Very nice shots, markoneswift. :) They almost look like they were shot with a rectilinear wide angle. What did you use to correct the distortion?
     
  6. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Beautiful spot. Well done.
     
  7. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    390
    Oct 17, 2012
    Nothing - I just tried to keep the center of the frame level and avoided any strong vertical lines so the fisheye effect is reduced. I read somewhere about how the Samyang differs from a 'normal' fisheye but I can't quite remember the technical explanation of it ! I do know it is really good for wide landscapes, as long as the horizon is in the center of the frame - if it's off-center, you see the 'bow' of the fisheye.
     
  8. markoneswift

    markoneswift TalkEmount Veteran

    390
    Oct 17, 2012
    Thanks for your kind words everyone - we will be re-visiting this place soon as there's lots to explore including an old mine tunnel with windows 'cut' through the rock, overlooking the gorge - should make some nice photos :)