Canon EF 8-15mm F/4L FishEyE Usm If you want to create a truly unusual look in your photography, you might consider eaching for the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. It’s billed as “the world’s widest fisheye zoom lens,” meaning it offers a range of looks and applications. Though it’s preferable to use the 8-15mm f/4 fisheye on a full-frame camera, the lens’ zoom range means you can get the pronounced barrel distorting effects on Canon digital SLRs with APS-C size sensors (such as the 7D) or those with APS-H size sensors (such as the Canon 1D Mark IV). When used on a camera such as the full-frame 5D Mark II and cranked to the widest 8mm setting, you unleash the full circular fisheye ffect. A circular fisheye captures the 180-degree hemisphere of a scene, and projects it into a circle in the frame with the corner areas blacked out. If you’re shooting with a APS-C “cropped” ( 1.6x) sensor, such as a Canon 7D, you can’t achieve the circular effect. You can, however, get the ultra- wide fisheye look at 10mm. If you’ve got a Canon 1D series camera with an APS-H sensor ( 1.3x) then full-frame fisheye coverage is achieved at 12mm. At 15mm, you get full-frame “fish” on a full-frame Canon DSLR (5D Mark II) or a traditional EOS film camera. The versatility of the Canon 8-15mm f/4 fisheye is a definite plus especially when you consider you can also employ the
look when shooting video with your HD-DSLR. And because this is top-of-the-line
Canon “L” series glass, it has all the requisite weather-resistant gaskets to keep out dust and moisture.
It combines an aspherical lens element with UD glass in a 14-element design and the warping effects of
this lens aside, it was pleasingly sharp in the non-distorted areas. One nice touch: if you want to add a
gelatin filter, such as a neutral density filter, there’s a holder on the back of the lens
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