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Nikon-Fc-e9 HELP!

Hello to all on Easypano.. I know this question has been asked numerous times and many variations of it... If I may, I need help with some exacts.. I currently have a Nikon 8700 and the Nikon fc-e9 lens.. I would like to know what ALL cameras this lens can be used on for VT's with easypano's software. I currently use both Pano and Tourweavers. My photo skills aren't the greatest to be honest. Everyday is a learning experience for me, I am trying. I just tend to be more comfortable with Canons. I know it would be a step down going with a camera like the Canon G6 but again I am learning, and I am just more comfortable on my Canons... Thank you very much for your time and help... Again what all cameras can the Nikon fc-e9 lens be used on.

(Smooth, Texas, where my guys at-, your help has been so much greatly appreciated in the passed, Thank You!)


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2007-05-22
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hmm just guessing here.. FC-E9.  This lens also uses a extension tube/ step down ring.  Maybe the Nikon 5x00 series [Not manufactured anymore].

I don't think it will fit on a Canon SLR.  Not sure about the Canon Gx series.  Depends on the threads on the camera lens.  Then I am not sure about the image quality.

Sorry that was not much help.


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I'm pretty sure you can adapt the FC-E9 Fisheye to the Canon G6 but really the 8700 is good enough and you don't have to stuff around (just learn how to drive the Nikon) Understand that the Nikon FC-E9 is a "soft" lens and if you were going to upgrade I would seriously recommend you go for a DSLR camera and Sigma 8mm Fisheye. I doubt you'll ever be 100% happy until you do.

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2007-05-24
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I just recently got the fc-e9 lens. I have a Fuji fine pix s9000
All I had to do to attach it, was buy a $3.00 step down ring.
Here are some samples I took with it.

http://www.lakeareavirtualtours.com/tours/fc-e9sample/Tourviewer_fc-e9sample.html

Will do for now ,but I agree with Smooth. I wont be happy untilI get a Sigma lens.


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2007-05-25
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Hi Alana

I would also stick to the nikon 8700 fc-e9 kombo until you are upgrading to eg canon 5d & sigma 8mm.

the camera is not hard to handle at all. I have used this sut-up for serveral years. One example of what your nikon 8700 and fc e9 canproduce can be seen here:

http://www.wideeyes.dk/tours/fullscreen/poolsilkeborg.html

And one more here:

http://www.wideeyes.dk/tours/fullscreen/folketinget1.html

If you like I can give you some insight to my workflow. Perhaps that can help you grow more confident in your current set up. and then you can save a little money and perhaps start thinking of an up grade.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

Best regards

Morten Andersen 

 


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Thanks Smooth, you make things sound so simple. To be honest, the past info you have given me did turn out to be simple once you know how. Thanks again.
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Smooth, just went to the agnos.com site and how have more questions than answers. If I am correct I will need to take 2 shots in landscape, with the B model how do I take the 3rd shot (straight up, not sure what you call it)? Seems I will need some other equipment.
Nikon D300, D3s, Nikon 10.5 lens, RingT105N+Footplate+MrotatorTCPs, Giottos MT9261 Tripod, Manfrotto 410 Jr geared head.

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You can shoot in either landscape or portrait mode (it makes no difference because it is a full circle). Because of this you do not need an up shot (small repair to zenith if your fussy to be done in Photoshop EASY!) You are advised to shoot "3" shot in rotation at 120 degrees click stops. The www.agnos.com MrotatorB is the perfect panohead for this lens. Stitch with Panoweaver in "Circular Fisheye" (3) mode.

I also suggest you use the matching camera support bracket.

Regards, Smooth


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Thanks Smooth.
Nikon D300, D3s, Nikon 10.5 lens, RingT105N+Footplate+MrotatorTCPs, Giottos MT9261 Tripod, Manfrotto 410 Jr geared head.

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2007-06-20
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Hi Morten

I use the same set up as you and am still on a learning curve. I would appreciate an insight into your workflow please.

Many thanks

Susz


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I also use the 8700 but with a 360 one shot lens and am thinking of going to the fc-e9. Can anyone tell me the tripod equipment I will need. I am also in the learning curve and want to improve my tours. Would also like to find some info on using this set-up (how to).

Thanks


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If you know the "secret" then everyday is a good day!