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Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On August - 10 - 2018
Nikon Fisheye 6mm

Nikon Fisheye 6mm

The term, fisheye, first mentioned in 1906 by a physician and inventor called Robert W. Wood based on the point of view of a fish inside the water. The practical use started in 1920 in the field of meteorology to study the formation of cloud which was called “whole-sky” lens. The angle from fisheye lens is commonly around 100 to 180 degree while the focal length depends of the film format or camera sensor being used.

The first fisheye lens for photographer produced widely in the early 1960. And commonly they were used because of their unique distortion view. For the 35mm format, the focal length is commonly around 8 to 10mm in circular fisheye and it is around 15 to 16mm for diagonal fisheye or full frame fisheye. Read the rest of this entry »

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