I’ve realized that I had several Fisheye lens/camera set ups. My First was a Zenitar Fisheye for my 35 mm Minolta Family:
Minolta Zenitar Redwoods:
Next I acquired a Lomo Fisheye:
Then a Fisheye attachment for the Holga. My First Emulsive Secret Santa Gift:
Next A Fisheye Lens for My Diana:
Wow this is out of control right? So I thought about “Rewarding” myself with a Mamiya 645 fish eye lens after recovering from a recent illness. The price though, was daunting (~$1200) and I thought about how little I actually use any of my other Fisheye Lenses. Then I became aware of the Arsat Zodiak-8 Fisheye, and picked one up for $120. In fact I bought two cameras and two lenses for the cost of the most expensive M645 Fisheye listing ($1800).
So, now for the first results from the Arsat with comparisons to my 35 mm Fisheye:
Chapel on the Rock: 645 Arsat Fisheye, Peak to Peak Highway
Above: I call this one the “Tree on the Rock” also Peak to Peak Highway.
Now from some side by side comparisons to my 35 mm Zenitar Fisheye )left B&W is 645; right color is 35 mm): These were taken from the same tripod position.
If you are old enough to remember, the 1970’s were a Fisheye crazed time. Even the original Hawaii 5-0 had a fisheye view of a landing plane in its Intro. But, I haven’t answered my question yet: Why Fisheye? Well, just for the fun of it!
Post Script: I haven’t forgotten 9/11, I’m just not going to support the politicization of it. I will Always Honor those who died.
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