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Using a Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye on a Canon!

Hi Guys,

I put together a little page on my experience on fitting a Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye lens to a Canon camera body.

Shooting requires 6+TB (the same as on the Nikon body) and Panoweaver 4.0 deals with the images very well.

NPP position seems to be close enough to the Canon fitted with Sigma 8mm. This is an added bonus.

Seems to be working nicely.

I have shot and stitched quite a few "testers" and hopefully soon I will go and shoot something worthwhile to share with you all.

www.smooth360.info/nikkor2canon

Regards, Smooth


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Ooh nice flash movies. I liked those. Doesn't rotating the lens move the hood into frame?
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Yeah you are right, it does "rotate". But the hood is just an unnecessary anti-flare shield and once you have set your F/Stop for the panorama shoot it doesn't move again. The hood itself never makes it into frame at any angle or position in the final stitched panorama. The movement is really very minimal in the first place. I certainly haven't noticed any effects of this when shooting or stitching the images.

The day I acquire a 5D or another full frame camera the lens hood is coming off anyway. I'm considering my options on how to remove it successfully without it looking like a dogs breakfast.

The only way to learn is to do.....

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I have just uploaded the first completed panorama taken with this set up (Nikkor 10.5mm on the Canon body). There is a link on the bottom of that page or you can go direct here for fullscreen Quicktime or here for the Flash version.

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the full screen QTVR looks like it is getting redirected and is on a Frames layout ?  Image not visible.

Flash works ok.. but still wiggles during refocusing.


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Try this link Dave here for the Quicktime version.

The Flash "spherical panorama" as you know is brand new technology and will go in and out of focus and distort lines on rotation once you arrive at the point of interest it will refocus to display clearly.

Not optimal but hey! it's new and novel and we have been waiting such a long time to display spherical panoramas via flash.

Regards, Smooth


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Hi, Smooth, this is exciting!

How did you connect camera and lens?

connect directly or via vonverter? 


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Hello Danny,

Yes, it is just the Fotodiox lens adapter with conversion as shown in tutorial.

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No worries Morten.

Whenever you're ready mate.

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Hi Smooth

Very nice :o)

I really want a canon 5d and nikkor 10,5 mm. As soon as I can afford it. I will keep my breath making the adjustments as you have shown that they mean everything.

Maybe I should just send you all of the equipment and pay you to do it :o)

Thanks for the tutorial I hope you will update it as you experience with this set up gives you new results :o)


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Morten,

I'm happy to modify the adapter for anyone who wants for me to do it. It will cost you $20.00 USD on top of the price of an adapter + postage charges.

Or have a bash yourself following my tutorial and save yourself the $20.00 USD if your nerves are up to it! LOL

Regards, Smooth