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Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.4 inches long and weighs 11.6 ounces
- Built-in filter holder accommodates up to 3 gel filters at once
- Ultra-wide 180-degree angle of view for capturing entire scene
- 15mm fisheye lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
- Minimum focusing distance of 8 inches for enhanced close-up shots
- Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2.4 inches long; weighs 11.6 ounces
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||Built-in Lens Hood|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 4 x 4.5 inches|
|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Maximum Focal Length||15 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||15 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.25 pounds|
- Focal length: 15mm fisheye
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 180 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with AFD
- Closest focusing distance: 0.7 feet
- Filter size: Rear gel holder (accepts up to 3 precut gel filters)
- Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter, 2.4 inches long
- Weight: 11.6 ounces
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The EF 15mm f/2.8 is a diagonal fisheye designed originally for 35mm film cameras, and now usable on full-frame cameras such as the Canon 1Ds or 5D. It is one of the oldest SLR lenses that Canon still manufactures: it was introduced in 1987 as one of the first generation of EF-mount lenses, and does not seem to have been updated at all in the intervening 22 years, even as most of its siblings have been replaced by newer designs.
It is a fairly compact, lightweight lens with a metal mount and a plastic shell. Build quality is fairly typical of Canon's mid-range consumer lenses. A small petal-shaped hood is built in and cannot be removed. Because the front element is convex, there are no threads to mount filters in front, though gel filters can be mounted in the back. The front lens cap, oddly, is only held in place by friction, but so far I haven't seen it fall off.Read more ›
I wanted to get the widest lens I could get but I didn't have the big bucks to get the 16-35L or the 14mm L so I got this lens figuring I could correct in Photoshop CS2 later.
This is what I found:
1) I have a 20D and it doesn't barrel distort anywhere near as bad as I had thought it would....I imagine it distorts quite a bit more on a 5D or other full frame sensor but on the 20D, 10D, 30D, or Rebel it is not that bad.
2) It does distort enough even on the 20D that its noticable on every single inside shot and on many panoramic shots....to the experienced professional, you'd notice it even in panoramas.
3) For the computer person: I find it very easy to correct the barrel distortion in Photoshop CS2 very easily....I use a plugin (there are several on the web)
4) I tend to like the barrel distortion look on some of my pictures.
1) Image Quality is superb. For not being an L lens, this lens has some amazing color, sharpness, and saturation. They spared very little in grinding this lens. Some of my best African pictures, daytime and nightime were taken with this lens and they were fabulous.
2) Build pretty well, metal mount, metal integrated hood...but not up to L standards by any means....to its credit, it survived 14 days by vibration ridden truck treking across the Kalahari desert with all its dust, mokoro canoeing in the okavango delta for over a week, hiking, elephant riding, and the five diamond resort at victoria falls (the last one was easy for the fisheye)...Read more ›
I shoot mostly glamour and erotica type work on a 20D. So right there, this lens is not a true 15mm for me - but 1.6x15mm.
It's sharp as a tack. It's light weight. It's very short (I call it the nub lens). And it's autofocus is amazing.
Very little barrel distortion...
and highly recommended. This lens is probably as sharp (if not sharper) than my 24-70 2.8L or my 17-40 4.0L lens.
I don't tend to like the 1.6x crop on Canon's lower-end digital SLR cameras, but with the fisheye this has an interesting benefit: it's reasonably easy to use the fisheye as a standard wide-angle lens, since most of the distortion is removed by the 1.6x crop. You can still get distortion, but it's a lot easier to compose a shot without it using a 1.6x camera than a full-frame camera.
Either way, lots of fun. Buy one for the enjoyment, or even for professional assignments if your work calls for it, but think about if you really want the distortion before getting one of these.
My only quibble with this lens is that the corners can break down on a full frame camera such as a 1Ds or a 5D. At f4.0 and above focus in the corner is noticeably soft and there is considerable chromatic fringing. It is only in the extreme corner so cropping that out or shooting at a higher aperature solves the problem.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I heard once a wedding photographer had one of these but never found any use for it. This ended up being one of my key wedding lenses. Read morePublished 4 months ago by RJ Bookman
Sharp, fast, fun. Sorry it was discontinued. I have owned one for many years. It is a great rectilinear fisheye. Perfect if you want that look, not so good if you do not.Published 7 months ago by Anthony M. Zipple