Should I buy a rokinon 7.5/3.5?
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Should I buy a rokinon 7.5/3.5?

Should I buy a rokinon 7.5/3.5?

I like street shots with a fisheye. I'm currently trying to sell my canon 50/1.2. Should I buy something else? Any suggestions? Thanks
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Or another body for my lenses?
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Rokinon will give you a circular image. You need a ~16mm fisheye to cover full frame. The smallest ff ones are (I think) takumar 18mm f11, OM Zuiko 16mm 3.5 and takumar 17mm f4. When using a slr fisheye with adapter and external lightmeter, you might as well carry around an slr camera..
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Rokinon will give you a circular image. You need a ~16mm fisheye to cover full frame. The smallest ff ones are (I think) takumar 18mm f11, OM Zuiko 16mm 3.5 and takumar 17mm f4. When using a slr fisheye with adapter and external lightmeter, you might as well carry around an slr camera..
Yea, I'm using it on my leica iii, it'll be round
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If you are happy with a circular negative, you can find olympus m4/3 9mm f8 bodycap fisheye for a few bucks, beat it to pieces with a hammer and glue the lens group inside a L39 bodycap. That would be really pocketable!
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If you are happy with a circular negative, you can find olympus m4/3 9mm f8 bodycap fisheye for a few bucks, beat it to pieces with a hammer and glue the lens group inside a L39 bodycap. That would be really pocketable!
Sounds crazy! Looked at a review of it a while back, but f8 is just a bit too slow
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I recently picked up a Nikkor 7.5mm f5.6 and finder. I'm using it on my F body and Nikkormat FT2. I've considered getting an adapter to use it on my M bodies but I'm concerned about burning a hole in the cloth shutter in bright sunlight. The Nikons have metal shutters.

The Nikkors are quite good but large and expensive. I've owned all but the Ortho 10mm f5.6 which is quite rare and even more expensive. The 8mm f8 is physically the same size as the 7.5mm f5.6 and the 8mm f2.8 is very large. I owned the f2.8 for many years and used it on annual reports and ads. The f2.8 imo is by far the best but very large. I didn't own but have used both 6mm 220 degree lenses. The 5.6 is large but the newer f2.8 is a monster. You can buy a really nice car for the price of these.

The collectors have pushed the price of the 8mm f8 and 7.5mm f 5.6 out of sight. A couple of years ago it was possible to pick up a nice user with finder for under $500. Now most run $1300 to $2000. Nuts and the f2.8 has come down in price to $1300-1800.

Canon used to make a fairly small circular fisheye in the old afar mount. I tried one back in the 70's and recall it was good.
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Damn thats expensive
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I think you should buy "The Negative" by Ansel Adams, read it, realize how much more you have to learn, then go shoot/develop 50 rolls of film with whatever you own now and figure out how to process your film consistently and at a decent quality level. Then, perhaps, decide if you need something else.
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