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2002-06-21
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Best Nikon for Fisheye Lens FC-E8

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would like to buy a very good new digital cam to create panoramas. But I could not find all specs out - on which cams can I attach the fisheye lenses easily. Does anybody know details to complete and expand the list ?

Camera : MegaPixels : circular fisheye mountable
NIKON Coolpix 775 : 2.1 : ?(YES)
NIKON Coolpix 885 : 3.3 : ?(YES)
NIKON Coolpix 4500 : 4 : YES ?adapter required?
NIKON Coolpix 5000 : 5 : (YES)
NIKON Coolpix 5700 : 5 : ?
NIKON D100 : 6 : NO(only with costalopt lens ~5000$)

Alternative cameras with circular fisheye lenses:
? don't know any good alternative - maybe if seaman can program the sw for 3 or 4 shots using -  then maybe the nikon D100 or Canon D60 with full frame fisheye lens(180 degree horizontally) and 4 shots ?

thanks for any update
Topas

? Is there a full frame fisheye lens for nikon available with 180+ horizontal and 120+ vertical coverage ? - this would give better res pics in 3 shot mode with new sw...


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2002-06-21
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Nikon Germany says (mail from June,10) there is no fisheye support for the 5700 and the FC-E8 can't be mounted on the 5700.

I have decided to order a Nikon 5000. Otherwise you can get the new Contax digital body for about Euro 8.800.

Thomas


 


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2002-07-16
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Quote: Originally posted by topas on June-21-2002

Hello

would like to buy a very good new digital cam to create panoramas. But I could not find all specs out - on which cams can I attach the fisheye lenses easily. Does anybody know details to complete and expand the list ?

Camera : MegaPixels : circular fisheye mountable
NIKON Coolpix 775 : 2.1 : ?(YES)
NIKON Coolpix 885 : 3.3 : ?(YES)
NIKON Coolpix 4500 : 4 : YES ?adapter required?
>>Adapter not necessary
NIKON Coolpix 5000 : 5 : (YES)
>>Adapter necessary
NIKON Coolpix 5700 : 5 : ?
NIKON D100 : 6 : NO(only with costalopt lens ~5000$)

Alternative cameras with circular fisheye lenses:
? don't know any good alternative - maybe if seaman can program the sw for 3 or 4 shots using -  then maybe the nikon D100 or Canon D60 with full frame fisheye lens(180 degree horizontally) and 4 shots ?
>>Can you send us 3 or 4 full frame fisheye images for testing?

>>Is Nikkor 16mm fisheye lens a full frame fisheye lens?

thanks for any update
Topas

? Is there a full frame fisheye lens for nikon available with 180+ horizontal and 120+ vertical coverage ? - this would give better res pics in 3 shot mode with new sw...



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>Alternative cameras with circular fisheye lenses:
>? don't know any good alternative - maybe if seaman can program the sw >for 3 or 4 shots using -  then maybe the nikon D100 or Canon D60 with full >frame fisheye lens(180 degree horizontally) and 4 shots ?
>>Can you send us 3 or 4 full frame fisheye images for testing?

>>Is Nikkor 16mm fisheye lens a full frame fisheye lens?

Because off the smaller CCD you will have multiply factor by 1,5 using Nikon/Sigma 16mm fisheye, I dont think you will get more then 110-120 degree HFOV