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NIKON D3

Hi,

Could any one please help...?? this is my first post...

I have a Nodal Ninja 5, Nikon D2xs and Nikon 10.5 which all work perfectly together. If I was to purchase a Nikon D3 (full frame body) would I be ok with a 14-24 non fish eye zoom fixed at 14mm or possibly a 18mm fixed fish eye....???

Many thanks

 


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G'day jamjar,

Mate, Your question is a little vague, but here goes.

If you are suggesting to make a panorama image using the Nikon D3 and 14-24 Lens at either 14mm or 18mm (whatever) this is YES do-able but NOT with Panoweaver as it is NOT supported.

To be honest you would be better served with a Nikkor f/2.8 16mm Fisheye (Full Frame) Actually this would be my choice if I was playing with the D3.

The other alternative and a very valid one is to shave the lens hood (Sun Shield) off the Nikkor f/2.8 10.5mm Fisheye and use this on the D3 as a circular fisheye and this would allow you to shoot a full 360x180 panorama image in 3 shots. Just like I can with the shaved Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye or the shaved Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye on my Canon 5D full frame DSLR.

Both of these suggestions CAN be stitched with Panoweaver no problem. The Nikkor 16mm FE as (Full Frame) and the shaved Nikkor 10.5mm FE as (Circular)

Regards, Smooth


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Hi Smooth,

Thanks for the info.... Thats a great idea with the 10.5, knowing my luck the knife would slip...!!! but your right, the Nikkor 2.8 16mm sounds the best option. The results from the 10.5 and D2xs with Panoweaver amaze me, I just didnt want to take a backward step by going full frame. Great to know the 16mm will give full coverage.

Thanks again for your help and knowledge

All the best

jamjar                       


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Quote: Originally posted by jamjar on February-27-2008
Thanks for the info.... Thats a great idea with the 10.5, knowing my luck the knife would slip...!!! 

Personally I removed the sun-shield in a lathe to get a professional finish. Any local engineering workshop should be able to do this for you for a couple of bucks. Just be sure to protect the glass and body of the lens. I wrapped mine with felt and then taped with 100 mph race tape (Cotton Duct Tape) and used "low tack" masking tape on the lens.

But the 16mm if you have the cash and are willing to shoot and stitch more images to make the 360x180 panorama sphere.

Regards, Smooth