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Camera Help NIKON D3300 Fish eye
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:40:40 AM »
Hi, I recently got a Nikon D3300 second hand for mostly filming bands and occasionally skating, I was going to buy a fisheye for it to film some skating, I found a lens on EBay which is a The Kelda 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens, not expensive but isnít a Nikon, the thing is it is Manual mode to use it, does this make rolling behind someone filming lines impossible? Will it go in and out of focus? Is it a waste of money, Iím not sure how it fulling works, can anyone help with SLR knowledge and video filming

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Re: Camera Help NIKON D3300 Fish eye
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 08:24:06 AM »
Hi Nate.
If you donít find answers here, perhaps give the photography/filming sub-board located here: https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?board=31.0
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Iíd offer my 2Ę here, but when it comes to that topic, Iím living in debt as far as applicable knowledge.
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Re: Camera Help NIKON D3300 Fish eye
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 12:42:07 PM »
So Ive had a d3100 for about 10 years now, and I used an Opteka 6.5  fisheye lens for mine to film 2 full lengths and never had an issue with it. I thought the nikon fisheye was way too much money. IDK how much they run now but in 2010 a Nikon fisheye was close to 700 bucks or maybe a little left. I think I remember paying around 275 for the Opteka one. I could only use it in manual mode as well but it's almost better that way if you really are trying to film. It never went in and out of focus for me filming people do lines. You just gotta play around with the iso and all the setting to find the perfect settings for sunny days, cloudy days and night. Once you figure those out it's all slight tweaking each day you film on your prefernces. I put a link below to one of the full parts I filmed for my video that is mostly lines and fisheye footy if you want to get an idea of how it looks. Keep in mind it was on a 3100 so quality is prob a little worse that your 3300. Hope this helps ya out some!

https://youtu.be/9WqBTuJCxUU

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Re: Camera Help NIKON D3300 Fish eye
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 05:05:07 PM »
Legends , thanks for all ur help

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Re: Camera Help NIKON D3300 Fish eye
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 03:40:15 AM »
Fisheyes have huge depths of field so you can always get pretty much everything in focus and that won't change. You have to set your camera manually to use it yes but you want to learn to do that for everything you film anyway, fish or longlens. I have a samyang 8mm which I'd guess is probably the same lens under a different name or very similar.

Important to note though that those Kelda lenses are made for both Nikon and Canon, so make sure you're buying a Nikon one or it won't fit on your camera
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