Fun with the Fisheye in Paris

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If you’re thinking about the lens I used below, check out the Nikon 16mm Lens Review. I love it! It’s a strange lens because the first time I used it, it didn’t really float my boat. But now, I really enjoy it… I’m using it quite a bit to re-invent a lot of shots and be creative. It’s also come in really handy the past few times when my 14-24 lens has been broken.

Daily Photo – Fun with the Fisheye in Paris

This is a close up of one of the two chandeliers in the entry way of my hotel in Paris. I was still getting used to the fisheye at this point, so it took me about five shots to get this exact one I wanted.

By the way, I like how Paris likes to fill “empty space” with red velvet. It’s like the go-to thing for interior designers there…

Fun with the Fisheye in Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-11-09 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture8
  • ISO280
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Casper van Zyl

    Looks great.> By the way Trey you once said way back you think you still had some water in the leg of you tripod well I have an idea which has been on my mind for a long time,so if you go to my google blog you can see how you can do this. You now have a truck and you can add this to you truck of tricks by leaving it at the back and as cheap as chips. How to extend your tripod.

  • susan ratcliff

    Cool shot – looks like a beautiful hotel! 🙂

  • James Bailey

    Hey Trey, I asked you this on G+ a while ago but never got a response, hopefully you or someone from SIC sees this now – I just wondered it you preferred you 14-24 because it has a wider field of view, or if you would switch to the 16mm if it was a better lens on your camera. I had the choice of a 14mm or 18mm (7-14mm or 9-18mm in M4/3 format) and just wondered from your perspective or anyones, would the wider FOV be worth the extra funds…? Thanks, James

  • Wondering the same as James & thanks for sharing the photo!

  • James – I know I’m not Trey, but I do own the 14-24mm and a fisheye. The fish eye is a really cool lens, but it is limited because of it’s extreme nature. The 14-24mm is just an incredible lens that is so functional. If you enjoy landscapes this is THE lens to use. Before I had the 14-24mm I used a 16mm Tamron. The difference is light years. You will never regret buying the 14-24mm.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    My 14-24 has been broken for a while, and I have been using just the 16mm fisheye — it’s pretty good and I can adjust… but I am still experimenting ! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Dee

    Beautiful!!! Trey, what lens did you use. Can you please pass me the details. Have a nikon and am in the process of forming a lens set.

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