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The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is first fisheye zoom lens offering a choice of full frame or circular image. It is a full frame fisheye lens for cameras with 35mm, APS-H or APS-C sensors plus circular fisheye option for cameras with 35mm sensors. High quality images are delivered by an UD lens and an aspherical lens. It features a reduction in ghosting and flare with SubWavelength Coating (SWC) and super spectra coating. More
Circular or full frame Fisheye zoom lens
There’s no need to buy two specialist lenses when the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM offers, either full frame or circular fisheye images when used with cameras with a 24x36mm (full frame) sensor. For photographers shooting with DSLR’s with a smaller sensor, full frame fisheye images are possible. With a 180 diagonal field of view, capturing the whole scene in a single image has never been easier.
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.
Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.
Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.
Easier lens cleaning
The foremost and rearmost lens surfaces are treated with a Fluorine Coating which enables the easier cleaning of the lens surface compared to existing coatings.
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Comments about Canon EF 8-15mm f4.0 L USM Fisheye Lens:
I love the look a fisheye gives you and this lens offers great image quality and nice features that really make it stand out. The choice of rectangular or circular fisheye on a full frame body is a big plus. The limit switch that stops the lens at 10mm giving you the perfect rectangular fisheye effect on an APS-C body is the icing on the cake. It is quite expensive compared to other fisheye options but if you love the funky-fisheye perspective, as I do, it is worth every penny for the flexibility and image quality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A Whole New World
By Mikey Dubb
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
This 'L' Series FishEye Lens from Canon opens up a whole new perspective for creative photography. It provides very high quality images for such a wide angle lens. It's beauty is that it offers a choice of a full circular fisheye and a full frame wide angle perspective in one brilliantly engineered lens. I have found it perfect for both creative landscapes and group photographs at weddings when space is tight but every guest needs to be included in the shot.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great effect on images, a must-have
By Marie the Photographer
About Me Professional
This lens is great for music photography and any occasion where you want some unusual and intense images. I took it on a trip around the City and shot some buildings with it. Also great in low lighting conditions.Always wanted a fish eye lens in my kit and had a cheaoer version that doesn't at all live up to the Canon.Can't fault it at all.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Justifies using Canon system in one lens
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
I use this on both my 7D and 6D, I get great results from both. For the 6D (full frame) then forget the hood.
Superlative fisheye lens - best in class
This is a fantastic lens, for both cropped and full-frame sensor Canon DSLRs. I've used a variety of prime fisheyes in the past, but this surpasses them all for sharpness, CA and consistency across the whole image.This was bought for shooting 360x180° panoramic photographs, but has become a standard go-to lens which is kept in my bag for almost all occasions, as it provides excellent image quality and great coverage in a range of scenarios. Considering the wide FOV of the lens, it's also good at keeping lens flare to a minimum in direct sunlight.The only real downside, as others have alluded to, is that the lens cap is somewhat flimsily attached to the lens… which can be a concern for a curved piece of glass like this! It also doesn't have a native Adobe Camera Raw profile (for Photoshop & Lightroom) to temper the distortion, but this can be manually configured.If you're looking for a rock-solid fisheye lens which can be used for a wide range of jobs, from action sports to interiors, this delivers in spades. It is also the definitive lens for shooting 360° panoramas. Highly recommended!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By bob l
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Much more versatile than a prime fisheye
Fantastically fun new take on how the world can appear. If you have access to both crop sensor and full frame sensor/film then there are a wealth of possibilities with this lens.You do need to be acutely aware of the front element which cannot be protected by a filter, especially as the close focus point is at 15cm from the sensor, meaning approx 1cm from the front element.The lens hood only seems to be of any use at 15mm.When used on APS-C sensor, the zoom limiter prevents very dark corners, there is a bit of light fall off, but there is no view of the lens internals.I find the most useful zoom range on a ff body is either 8mm for full circular view, and 14-15mm the points in between are still useable but I find I want to crop off the corners. It is expensive and fish eye images always will divide opinion, composition is very difficult as the lens captures so much, but it is so much fun trying to make those images.
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another Canon winner
By Snapper Mick
Excellent lens superb optics but I can't stress enough how vulnerable the front element is. It produces all you would expect from an 'L series' lens; including excellent pictures of your feet if you are not careful. I use the lens as an advanced hobbyist and am very satisfied with the images I get and I am learning its capabilities daily. Ok so its a specialist lens and very expensive but you get what you pay for. Sensible purchase for an amateur? probably not but oh boy is it good. Again WATCH THAT VERY EXPENSIVE (AND VULNERABLE) FRONT ELEMENT.
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Great fun looking for new perspectives. Good glass out lasts the digital camera bodies which rapidly evolve.
Awesome & fun
By Cheeky Monkie
This lens is awesome in bright daylight. Having just visited the Maldives, this is probably the most used lens I took. The contrast achieved even taking shots into direct sunlight are amazing.Images are sharp and full of detail.The attached images are totally un-edited.
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Included Accessories: Front and rear caps, Lens hood, Lens case
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