--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Lars O. Grobe" <grobe@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am currently looking into available option for capturing 180 deg
> circular fisheyes at rather low prices (limit about 350$).
You do not say if you have a DSLR available or if you with 350$ mean both camera and lens.
If you have a 5D or a Nikon fullframe the Peleng is just $300.
There is also a nice fisheye converter for the Sony but of course you have to have the Sony.
> Basically I find so-called actioncams coming with 170 deg, which would
> be enough, but not providing any advanced features on the camera body.
> Especially taking raw image files and remot-control is typically not
> available. I also have doubts on the optical quality of the very cheap
> For compact cameras, there are adapters available, converting down to
> f*0.15. This would allow to freely choose the camera for features.
> Again, I have my doubts when it comes to the optical quality especially
> when using these adapter lenses.
> Mirror balls are not an option in this case.
> My requirements:
> At least 170, better 180 deg circular fov.
> Little abberation and vignetting.
> Raw-image data.
> What I do not care too much about:
> The absolute resolution is not that critical.
> Weight, size, handling.
> Where should I start?
> Thanks, cheers, Lars.