Illuminated Midway

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    The illuminated midway of the the Dane County Fair in Madison, Wisconsin.

    The county fair is a favorite destination for young and old alike.

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    1. notraces [deleted] 118 months ago | reply

      this is so superb -- I can hardly stand it... I see it was taken with the Sigma --- very nice .. very very nice...

    2. Plemon Studios 103 months ago | reply

      I'm digging all of these fisheye shots. Which lens do you prefer the Sigma 8mm or the Canon 15mm? They both look pretty much the same to me but I have a LOT to learn about lenses.

    3. 103 months ago | reply

      It depends which camera I'm using. Because of the 1.6 crop factor on the Canon EOS 20D I use the Sigma 8mm f/4 EX DG Fisheye. It's the only lens with autofocus that will provide a true fisheye look for that camera.

      On the Canon EOS 5D I use the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye. It is a superb lens and a lot of fun to play with.

    4. Plemon Studios 103 months ago | reply

      I'm going to get a EOS 30D so I'm guessing you'll recommend the Sigma. I don't know what 1.6 crop factor means...

      I was pretty much going to get the Canon 15mm, I'm usually a purist with electronics and will stick with the Canon name.

    5. 103 months ago | reply

      I would not recommend the Canon 15mm lens with the Canon 30D, especially if you want to accomplish what I did above and in the rest of my fisheye photos. A 1.6 crop factor camera means that you multiply the focal lenght of a lens by 1.6 because the sensor on the 30D is small than standard full-frame cameras, such as the Canon 5D. In other words the 15mm fisheye lens would become a 24mm lens, and thus it would not be 'fishy' enough. An 8mm lens is in essence a 12.8mm lens, and that's what you see above.

      Yes, I would highly recommend the Sigma 8mm fisheye lens for a new Canon 30D, or to save money the manual focus Peleng. Please make sure you understand the impact of the smaller sensor size on the Canon 30D. It is an excellent camera, it just uses a different size sensor, like most dSLR cameras.

    6. Plemon Studios 103 months ago | reply

      Wow thanks for the explanation. You're clearly well versed with lenses.
      I would like the 5D but $$$. From what I've read it seems the sensors are quite similar. I'm still doing research as I always do with a costly purchase.

    7. 103 months ago | reply

      The sensors are similar, but the 5D produces far less noise and is much better in low light conditions. That is not to say that the 30D is a slouch. The 30D is very similar to my 20D, my first camera, and I love it too...just not as much as the 5D.

      Just don't make the mistake of purchasing the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye. It won't do you any good on a Canon EOS 30D.

    8. Plemon Studios 103 months ago | reply

      Gotcha. I won't get the 15mm. A friend of mine who makes a living as a photographer says the exact same thing as you. Sigma it is! ...or will be when I get the money. Which is, again, the only reason I won't go all out and get the 5D. Thanks again for all of your feedback!

    9. seabeckon 102 months ago | reply

      i like this too. timelessness - another consistent feeling from your shots, esp these in your Best Of. the color is intense but doesn't overwhelm in this shot.

    10. Lifecapture 101 months ago | reply

      i saw this pic on the photography on the net forum, i loved it then and i love it now! i am now considering this lens as my next purchase, might need to import it though :(

    11. Vafa Khavari 100 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo!

    12. Denis Collette...!!! 93 months ago | reply

      Champagne... my dear friend! were #78 on Explore last two years! :)))
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    13. Bettyboop4 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Intelligent Travel - National Geographic Traveler's blog, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. iheartcherry 82 months ago | reply

      this captured picture makes it look even better at night than it is in person, nicely done :)

    15. lizney78 80 months ago | reply

      This makes me want to go to a carnival. :)

    16. sarahbizzarro 69 months ago | reply

      love it! the lens works amazing!

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