Re: help in choosing some lens...
- Sunex is a truly horrible lens. No one should ever use that thing.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Jesse Garnier <jesse@...> wrote:
> On 10/24/11 7:16 AM, Bruce Martin wrote:
> > On this topic, can anyone help with fish eye and super wides lens
> > recommendations. My goals are to have 2 lens, 8mm fish eye (for
> > example; Peleng, Tokina, Bower, Samyang) and 10-?mm super wide fixed
> > or zoom (example 14mm Bower) to fill in the gap to my 18-55mm.
> On a crop body like your XSi, the 5.6mm Sunex or 4.5mm Sigma will
> produce a full circular image and produce good results with the fewest
> possible images. I mostly shoot handheld three-around with the 4.5mm
> Sigma on a 50D. I have been very pleased with the quality with my 4.5mm
> Sigma, though it can be finicky to focus.
> The Sunex is set at its hyperfocal point, and also has a fixed aperture,
> so there's no fussing. I evaluated both the Sigma and Sunex when I
> bought this round of equipment a few years ago. My own informal testing
> showed they were similar in sharpness, though I'd be interested in other
> opinions on this.
> I understand from your message cost is an issue though, and
> unfortunately both of these lenses sell for about double what the
> cheaper 8mm lenses cost.
> Jesse Garnier
> San Francisco, Calif.