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Hi Matthew

Have you also tried a 3 shot pano with the nikkor 10.5mm / 5D setup??

Do you know how much experience it would require to operate the nikkor 10.5mm lense manually??

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Does Nikon's Nikkor 10.5 come with a Canon mount?  Not sure.  Or do you need to buy a nikkor/canon adapter ring ?  I think Lucas did that costs around $100.
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Hi Dave

You will need an adater ring as far as I am informed. There have been a couple of threads about it in here. I will try to find them a little later to get the details from the thread.

 

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Here is the thread about the 10.5mm to Canon.

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Hi Smooth

Thank you.

Why do you not use this combo?? Is it not userfriendly enough or is it because the result is not reliable every time or??

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I do use it! I use all my combinations. But the Sigma 8mm is the friendliness lens for ease and quality. I think I'm adding a Tokina 10mm-17mm Fisheye next. (Maybe)

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I think these were taken with a Canon 5d and a Nikkor 10.5.  He shows you what a 10.5 image looks like on a Canon 5d sensor AND "LOOK DOWN" to page bottom for the stitched image.

Looks like the 10.5 on a Canon 5D full frame sensor creates a drum image type.  4 images + 1 zenith up and 1 down shot.  Due to the different angles.. not sure how it would stitch in Panoweaver.

YOU MIGHT WRITE TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ASK HIM WHERE HE SET UP HIS TRIPOD TO GET SUCH A GREAT PANORAMA !!!!

http://ivrpa.org/node/980


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Ah well that makes more sense. I stand by what was said in the other thread you linked to regarding possible alternatives and practicalities of it. But if you want one I'd think your in the right price range.

Make sure you get one with a serial number of greater than 24300 or it won't be multicoated or have modern connections leaving it little better that the latest sigma or peleng. In other works avoid the ebay ones from Nuernberg who have been trying to flog their early models for at least a year now.

Mainly you just need patience. They come up on ebay every few months, good ones anyway. Or sometimes someone in a pano forum says they have one for sale. I can see one that finished a week ago that went for 2000 us dollars plus your import tax http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300068492103

I'm sure if you are patient another good one will turn up in the next month or two.
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So that means that the lense found here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nikon-8-8mm-Fish-eye-Nikkor-finder_W0QQitemZ280072249903QQihZ018QQcategoryZ107925QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

would be suitable if I buy a canon 5D?? :o)

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Morten,

I'm not saying don't buy it. But you must consider that you will still need an adapter and you will have to use full manual controls without any camera feedback. They are a great lens no risk. But are they really any better than a Sigma F/3.5 8mm Fisheye with the advantage of being camera matched and half the size/weight?

I think a lot of the "good thoughts" on this lens were written long before the release of a 5D or in fact the Sigma F/3.5 8mm. It may well be still classed as better! But how much better? ......and look at the price difference.

Have you looked at the results of this combination on the stats of the World Wide Panorama? Simon from this forum has this set up Canon 5D and Nikkor 8mm though the stats say this was with a Sigma 8mm - Hmm, I though Simon said he used the Nikkor with this one? Actually the WWP page does say so! Stat man made an error it appears?

You asked in another thread about (3) shots using a 5D and Sigma 8mm.

Here is one 

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