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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras
|Price:||$1,249.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Advanced optics for professional imaging
- Fast, accurate focusing and low light performance
- Built for professional performance
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-77|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||LP1219 Case & EW-77 Lens hood|
|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 3.11 x 3.27 inches|
|Item Weight||1.19 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.15 m|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||15 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||8 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||14|
|Number of Groups||11|
|Real Angle Of View||180 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.8 pounds|
Specifications Filter Size - Rear Gel Holder (accepts up to 3 pre-cut gel filters) Max. Diameter x Length, Weight - 3.1 x 3.7 in, 19.1 oz. / 78.5 x 83.0mm, 540g
From the Manufacturer
For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. With its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world's widest fisheye zoom lens. It delivers 180º diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180º circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 15mm 4.0
- Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 180°
- Focus Adjustment: Lens extension via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.16m / 6.2 in.
- Drive System: Ring USM
- Filter Size: Rear Gel Holder (accepts up to 3 pre-cut gel filters)
- Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.1 x 3.7 in, 19.1 oz / 78.5 x 83.0mm, 540g
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Top Customer Reviews
Why 5 stars? Though $1400 is not cheap for this lens, I think it is good value being that this is the only zoom fisheye available, going from full circular to extra-wide. I tried the Ronikon, but in reality, no other fisheye lens can come close to competing to this bad dog. It really is that good. I think it is worth it.
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The 15 mm is outstanding for "wall to wall" images and well worth the lens for that 15mm.
I uploaded a singel 8mm image that shows this view on a full frame camera (5D Mark III) and it is a good lens at that length for tight nature shoots... or...
Be very careful with this lens once you take hood off... as you can get too close to subject and literally hit subject using the 8mm length (which can be an expensive lesson)... remember, to lean forward to keep your feet out of images when using this lens and finally, remember the view is all the way around the same on a full frame camera... Distortion is minimal and if you keep straight lines out of your images it will not show (find the sweet spot on distance)...
The last moment I thought of a great way to show you this lens in MOVIE MODE -- LOL -- so, much easier for all to see the range of this lens... I found a location full of objects which will allow for easy "figuring out" what the distortion is on this lens and you might see as a buyer... Remember, crop sensors will NOT get the full circle at 8mm...
PS I hope this video and review was helpful and remember you can pause video at anytime to see what a still image would look like -- so, here is the review with full range -
aslo do not forget the "limit setting" which stops lens from going below 10 degrees.
I almost ordered this lens last year when I saw it first listed on B&W website for pre-ordering. But I was hesitant at that time, wondering how useful this specialty novelty lens can be on daily shooting. After some time-consuming research, I finally went for it... It was in a pizzeria store in Las Vegas while I was waiting for my pizza that I first opened the Amazon package containing my brand new copy of the lens... Wow! As soon as I put it on my camera (5D3) and started to shoot with it, I was awed! I tried to shoot nearly everything and everybody with it, a lot of photos and videos. And it stayed on my camera for the rest of my Las Vegas trip (2+ days).
Here, I'm not writing a full review or anything close. I just want to point out a few things about the lens (or my copy of the lens).
== On my 7D ==
It won't give me a full circle image, not even something close. Instead, it becomes a super wide zoom lens with fisheye distortion. To me, the distortion is not more annoying than that from a regular super wide lens, and is typically as acceptable (or similarly unacceptable in the case I don't like the wide angle distortion).
== On my 5D ==
It offers a full circle image at 8mm, and a very interesting (somewhat bizarre) image at 15mm. I have almost only used this lens on my 5D, and typically at 15mm only. On my 5D, the lens is
1) super sharp: I think it's sharper than my 16-35mm/f2.8L, 24-105mm/f4L, and 70-200mm/f2.8L. And it looks like even sharper than my 24mm/f1.4L II.
2) it focuses super fast: nearly every time, instantly. Even in a dark environment, as soon as it can see a bit light, it can focus lock on it.Read more ›
This is in response to bruce's request for a lens suggestion. I am going to add some of my experience shooting with the Canon 8-15mm F4L lens on multiple cameras (full frame, apc, and 4/3).
I bought the Canon 8-15mm F4 after testing many lenses. The 8-15 lens is the most amazing lens. It is optically excellent and it is also very practical If you want to use it for multiple situations like I do.
HAND HELD 360 PANOS
After a little bit of practice, you can shoot hand held 360x180 panos and the 8mm mode of the 8-15mm makes it easy. On full frame, normally 3-4x shot on one row tilted up slightly + one pointing down for the floor (nadir). Zenith not needed. I use my foot as the nodal pivot point. I will plan out my shots based on the shape of the room and the people in it so i can avoid having stitching lines cross major features like people or art. I use PT GUI Pro's masking feature to do it.
This was hand held in NASA's dark room. (5DMK3 With 8-15@8MM)
Handheld Trick photo as little planet: (5DMK3 With 8-15@8MM)
original 360 pano (5DMK3 With 8-15@8MM)
If you use a APC camera it helps to shoot portrait mode.
When i shoot hand-held 360s at night, i will go with wide aperture and high iso to prevent shake. Since the stitched images are bigger than i need them to be, reducing the size of the pano has the nice side effect of reducing the noise of the image.
TRIPOD 360 PANOS:
You can reduce the number of shots and get better faster stitching and better accuracy by using a pano head + tripod. This was taken with a tripod + nodal ninja pano head.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great lens, i shoot weddings and use this lens all the time. Its tough, reliable, and quick on the focus. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Wong
Worked perfectly and they were able to expedite it for me 6 start servicePublished 10 months ago by Christopher A. Tavera
As always Canon lenses are the best! This lens met all met all my expectations.Published 13 months ago by Rick
super sharp! it is sharping than the Canon 70-300 IS L lens that i have.Published 16 months ago by J. C. Cheung