Good Fish-Eye Lens for Canon?

March 24, 2012 @ 06:13:22 AM
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Does anyone know any good Fish-eye lens for canon? That actually has a decent fish-eye effect?

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March 24, 2012 @ 08:57:21 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/Canon-8-15mm-4L-Fisheye-Ultra-Wide/dp/B0040X4OZU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1332579031&sr=8-3
March 24, 2012 @ 14:41:29 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-Circular-Fisheye-Canon-Cameras/dp/B000GE9SBM

I heard good things about Sigma Fisheye from a couple people. Can't comment on personal experience though.
March 24, 2012 @ 17:00:45 PM
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Tokina 11-16
March 24, 2012 @ 18:22:47 PM
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Opteka 0.20x Fisheye Lens.

They call it a lens but its actually a adapter. Everyone says that fisheye adapters are worse then the actual lens but I have tried both and honestly, they are exactly the same. Except that the adapter is 70% cheaper.
http://opteka.com/20x.aspx

that's the one I have right now and its crazy good quality.
March 25, 2012 @ 00:24:54 AM
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Opteka 0.20x Fisheye Lens.

They call it a lens but its actually a adapter. Everyone says that fisheye adapters are worse then the actual lens but I have tried both and honestly, they are exactly the same. Except that the adapter is 70% cheaper.
http://opteka.com/20x.aspx

that's the one I have right now and its crazy good quality.


lol....
March 25, 2012 @ 00:32:01 AM
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Opteka 0.20x Fisheye Lens.

They call it a lens but its actually a adapter. Everyone says that fisheye adapters are worse then the actual lens but I have tried both and honestly, they are exactly the same. Except that the adapter is 70% cheaper.
http://opteka.com/20x.aspx

that's the one I have right now and its crazy good quality.


lol....


?? why lol?

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March 25, 2012 @ 01:03:10 AM
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tokina 10-17 is a good choice if your canon isnt a full frame. i enjoy it!





heres some photos from mine on my 60d







you can get them for around $500.

i got mine as a gift, if i were buying it myself i would of probably of gone with a peleng 8mm. the build quality isnt as good as the tokina but it is wider and $200 cheaper.

Peleng 8mm Fisheye
March 25, 2012 @ 01:18:49 AM
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tokina 10-17 is a good choice if your canon isnt a full frame. i enjoy it!





heres some photos from mine on my 60d







you can get them for around $500.

i got mine as a gift, if i were buying it myself i would of probably of gone with a peleng 8mm. the build quality isnt as good as the tokina but it is wider and $200 cheaper.

Peleng 8mm Fisheye


I have got a Canon 60D as well. I am looking for a fisheye with a really fisheyey effect..
I really would get the Canon 8-15mm 4L USM fisheye but its too expensive..

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March 25, 2012 @ 13:09:15 PM
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try the adapter man. its only 50$ and it you can make it look really fisheyey but it can also look like a normal fisheye.
and if you don't like it (I don't see why you wouldn't) its only $60 down the drain
March 25, 2012 @ 19:20:23 PM
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honestly fuck the adapter man. take that 60 and put it to an actual lens. http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-FE8M-C-F3-5-Fisheye-Canon/dp/B002LTXQUE/ref=pd_cp_p_0 That's prolly the best one you'll get for the price. you wont get the shitty black around it either bc its an actual lens and not a shitty adapter.
March 26, 2012 @ 01:07:10 AM
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honestly fuck the adapter man. take that 60 and put it to an actual lens. http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-FE8M-C-F3-5-Fisheye-Canon/dp/B002LTXQUE/ref=pd_cp_p_0 That's prolly the best one you'll get for the price. you wont get the shitty black around it either bc its an actual lens and not a shitty adapter.

you don't get the black around it.
March 26, 2012 @ 04:33:31 AM
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rokinon 8mm 3.5mm



March 26, 2012 @ 15:24:39 PM
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rokinon 8mm 3.5mm





Nice, I was thinking of picking this lens up but I opted to go for a macro lens instead. Now I'll be saving money to get this. haha
March 27, 2012 @ 01:58:15 AM
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It all depends if you want the vintage look with the black ring or not? If you want vintage go for the adapter but keep in mind that you have to zoom in so the ring doesn't look too big and it looses a lot of it's widness, if you want a cleaner hd look get the rokinon. I have both. Honestly the rokinon is better man. So crisp, so clean and 180degrees save the 50$ and invest it in that. The adapter is a waste.

If you are considering the adapter is use it and the end of this video but i filmed in 720p so i have to zoom in to loose some of the black. check at 1:04
March 27, 2012 @ 02:20:10 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/Canon-8-15mm-4L-Fisheye-Ultra-Wide/dp/B0040X4OZU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1332579031&sr=8-3


I was lucky enough to try it out smokeyface

Zoomed out fully on FF (didn't take the lens hood off).


And cropped:

Fisheye by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr

But otherwise, just go for a Rokinon 8mm fisheye. It's one of the best around optically.

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March 27, 2012 @ 02:33:39 AM
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Tokina was too slow for me. Sigma 10m was dope as fuck tho. way better than the tokina, sharper and faster.

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March 27, 2012 @ 03:30:33 AM
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ive got a 60D Canon.. is Canon 8 - 15mm f4 Zoom Fisheye Lens a suitable lens for my camera? Cuz i am very close on getting this lens..

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March 27, 2012 @ 04:42:02 AM
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ive got a 60D Canon.. is Canon 8 - 15mm f4 Zoom Fisheye Lens a suitable lens for my camera? Cuz i am very close on getting this lens..


Yeah it will.
March 27, 2012 @ 20:01:35 PM
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i have a vivitar 7mm fisheye and its pretty decent, ~300 on amazon



March 28, 2012 @ 01:30:46 AM
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ive got a 60D Canon.. is Canon 8 - 15mm f4 Zoom Fisheye Lens a suitable lens for my camera? Cuz i am very close on getting this lens..


Yup, only thing is that if on FF anything <15mm will make it circular. As shown in the post I posted.

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March 28, 2012 @ 02:38:51 AM
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Dope smokeyface ANTHONEEE, especially the last photo

I use the Rokinon 8mm like others have mentioned, but I shoot with an a200. If you don't mind using a all manual lens (focusing & aperture) then it is perfect, especially for the price. But if you could afford the 8-15mm then by all means get it lol.



March 28, 2012 @ 06:43:41 AM
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Honestly, for the functionality, I don't think fisheyes are really worth the money they go for though.
March 29, 2012 @ 13:56:25 PM
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They aren't. Unless the photographer is primarily skate/bmx. Otherwise it's kinda gimmicky, imo.

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April 08, 2012 @ 14:28:48 PM
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Two of my friends have the sigma fish. They both film skating and it's pretty wide/good distortion. They have 7Ds

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April 15, 2012 @ 19:42:03 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LTXQUE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

or

http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-OPT-SC37FE-Platinum-Fisheye-Camcorders/dp/B001VMQ2PS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334518909&sr=1-1
April 15, 2012 @ 19:55:43 PM
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that second one you posted wont even fit over canon lenses smh.
April 15, 2012 @ 19:58:08 PM
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I'd only assume the OP wants fisheye lens for filming skating or whatever. but it fits Canon Vixia's/those camcorders
April 17, 2012 @ 19:39:39 PM
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Rokinon makes a great fisheye, especially for the price. Only 'downside' is it's Manual Focus, but it really doesn't matter after you get used to it.

Gonna get it as soon as I have some paper to through around for funzies.

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April 20, 2012 @ 03:48:30 AM
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if you trying to do videos rokinon and samyang are great because their manny focus.
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