Re: smaller camera
- --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Hans" <hans@...> wrote:
>And I doubt that Hasselblad is still Swedish. ;-)
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Carl von Einem <einem@> wrote:
> > [...]
> > <http://www.samyang.pl/article,8,news>
> > (scroll down for the "7th March, 2011" posting)
> > [...]
> > I'd bet they also have tsunami related problems but one could
> > easily contact the people at samyang.pl, I suppose.
> I doubt.
> Samyang is Korean.
It's now owned by a Hongkong based company and lenses come from Fujifilm (a Japanese company which btw also produced the XPAN).
Back to Samyang. I linked to their European distributor's news page. Let me quote from their March 17 posting "Temporary shortage of Samyang lenses between April and May":
> ...there may be some temporary shortage of SamyangSeveral companies rely on Japanese optics. Samyang is Korean but seems to have merged with the Japanese company Seikou in 2004 so there is a possibility that the press release isn't a complete lie (and my claim about the tsunami related problems complete rubbish).
> lenses between April and May. This is due to
> suspension in deliveries of optical lenses produced
> in Japan by factories located on the area destroyed
> by the Tsunami wave...
- The problem with adapters is that they need to match the optics
of the host camera or there will be various kinds of distortions
from vignetting to severe chromatic aberration to soft corners.
If you are going for a compact plus wide or fisheye adapter,
you will get the best results with adapters purpose built
for that particular camera. The early Nikons like the 5400
and 8400 worked well (for their day) with the Nikon fisheye adapters.
So if you are getting a P7000, go to the Nikon web site
and be sure it is compatible with the fisheye or wide
angle adapter you use.
Just selecting adapters because they are available is not
necessarily going to give you good results.
> Does any one have experience with Nikon P7000 and FC-E9 fisheye adapter? Apparently they can be attached together using a UR-E22 tube with 46-52mm adapter ring. This is kind of the size I was looking for -- a compact camera with full manual controls and raw files that I can keep in a pant pocket, then pull out an adapter from a backpack when needed for sphericals. I found an example of this on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/raneko/5157116441/
> I'm not familiar with these sorts of attachments, but if I understand correctly the image circle is smaller than the sensor? This seems to waste a lot of pixels; it does also look like a big, fragile thing and I saw some comments about the intermediate adapters not quite fitting right. The only other wide angle attachment I could find for the P7000 was the WC-E75A, but it doesnt seem quite wide enough to be really useful for sphericals. Is there something in between these two of high quality?