Category Archives: Equipment tips

Lens distortion? I love it!

Yesterday, Nov 11th, was my birthday and a friend gave me an optical toy as a present.  It was an insect-eye “kaleidoscope” that had a faceted lens at the front.  The lens produces distorted multiple versions of whatever is in front of it. It’s got a quite deep wooden housing as it’s made to suit […]

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Looks a bit fishy to me.

I recently bought a fisheye lens for my Micro 4/3rds cameras.  It’s a manual focus Samyang 7.5mm, which has the equivalent focal length of around 15mm, so it’s pretty wide.  It’s a “full frame” fisheye.  That means it produces a rectangular image, unlike the circular fisheye lenses that don’t fill the frame.  You have to […]

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