Before I bought the lens I asked this same question to Coastal Optical to make sure my assumptions were correct and I wasn't wasting my money!
I have a Nikon D70 and am considering purchasing your Coastal Optical
Digital SLR fisheye lens.
Is this suitable and are there any issues regarding compatibility?
Also, does this produce a full circular fisheye image on this camera, or
is it cropped ?
Many thanks in advance
and their response:
The lens was designed for the Nikon digital format; there are no
It produces a circular image that is completely contained by the digital
chip (no cropping).
I received my lens today and can confirm that it produces full circular images with a 185° FOV.
IPIX also sell this lens as part of a high end digital SLR kit, but god knows the cost.
Here are some image samples somebody has posted using a Canon 300D which has an even higher multiplier than the D70 if I recall correctly.
If anyone is really interested I will post an image straight out of a D70 at some point.