January 29, 2008 @ 01:50:25 AM
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hi guys,
im just starting out in photography..

i wanna get a fisheye lens..
something to take pictures like this..



but i don't wanna spend too much money..
is there any good ones u guys have used n would recommend?
and how much?
January 29, 2008 @ 02:09:38 AM
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How much is your budget? Be prepared to spend $500-$600 on a fisheye...
January 29, 2008 @ 02:23:51 AM
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what kind of camera do you have?
January 29, 2008 @ 02:39:15 AM
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^^
i have a rebel xti..
with jus the stock lens that came with it..

i know the 15mm canon fisheyes like 500..
but is there any cheaper decent ones..
maybe like 200-300?
January 29, 2008 @ 03:03:36 AM
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if your after quality i would go with the canon. Just please dont get the screw on kind. Such bad distortion on the edges.

Sigma does make a 8mm fisheye for canon which is crazy wide.
January 29, 2008 @ 09:12:04 AM
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Some pictures I've taken with the Sigma 8mm on my XTi: LINK
January 29, 2008 @ 09:15:54 AM
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u got some real nice shots..
but isnt the sigma 8mm expensive?
January 29, 2008 @ 10:48:33 AM
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Yea.. it's expensive.

I'm broke.. so I just rented it smokeyface
January 29, 2008 @ 18:42:32 PM
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8mm is too much of a specialty lens for my purposes, but I would sure rob someone for a 10-22 blushing
January 29, 2008 @ 20:41:01 PM
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lomo has a fisheye 35mm camera for like 50... its cool, i used it a few times, when i have the money to develop.
January 31, 2008 @ 06:18:56 AM
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Sorry but you guys are all wrong! Helpermonkey, your camera's sensor is a 1.6x size. Buying Canon's 15 2.8 wouldn't be at all fishy for your camera, it would just look horribly distorted. the 15mm is for a camera like the 5d which is a full frame.
My backup body (Canon 30d) has a Tokina 10-17mm lense which is the best a fisheye will get for your camera. its also not as pricey as the Canon 15mm.
PS. DO NOT get the Sigma 8mm. its so bad I can't even look at the photos without gagging ?)
January 31, 2008 @ 08:39:12 AM
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^^
hmm.. really?
well, i wouldnt really know..
i've never used any of the fisheyes..
but i was under the impression the canon 15mm would be one of the better options?

is there ne one else thats used the 15mm with their XTi..?
is it distorted? is brewski speaking the truth..? smokeyface..
January 31, 2008 @ 11:49:52 AM
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PS. DO NOT get the Sigma 8mm. its so bad I can't even look at the photos without gagging ?)


Seriously?
January 31, 2008 @ 12:14:03 PM
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Sorry but you guys are all wrong! Helpermonkey, your camera's sensor is a 1.6x size. Buying Canon's 15 2.8 wouldn't be at all fishy for your camera, it would just look horribly distorted. the 15mm is for a camera like the 5d which is a full frame.
My backup body (Canon 30d) has a Tokina 10-17mm lense which is the best a fisheye will get for your camera. its also not as pricey as the Canon 15mm.
PS. DO NOT get the Sigma 8mm. its so bad I can't even look at the photos without gagging ?)


This man knows what he is talking about. The Sigma 8mm sucks, straight up.
Here is a pic of the sigma 15mm on my 5D.

January 31, 2008 @ 13:35:03 PM
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January 31, 2008 @ 15:36:30 PM
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wow.... that sigma 15mm looks like crap...

would the 8mm look so horrible even with other brands of cameras? yikes...

Thank God for someone bringing all of this up...


Looks like crap cause it is out of focus....

Here is another one with it:



January 31, 2008 @ 16:04:22 PM
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Yes seriously. the guy that started this thread, showed us an example photo of what kind of photo he would like to achieve. the 8mm is so wide that you get the circular picture that is not at all wanted, unless you would like to crop it out, making a "less" detailed photo. Ive been taking photos, and getting money out of it, so please don't tell me that im wrong about this lense when i've tried it, and seen results from it. I have also had fellow pros share their feedback. So unless what you see in the photos (the black around it making it a circular kind of image) is what you would like, then go ahead, buy it.


Regardless of your thoughts on the 8mm.. HelperMonkey is going to need more than just a fisheye to produce an equirectangular photo like the one he posted.
January 31, 2008 @ 16:33:53 PM
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Probably yes he will need more then one photo to make something like he showed, but that picture isn't the nicest either, the tree looks like crap (at the top)
February 01, 2008 @ 04:10:52 AM
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yeah.. the 8mm is a lil tooo "fish eye"..
i like the ur pics Broke, pretty nice.. but not what im looking for..

n Brewski.. how come u sayin the 15mm canon one sucks as well?
February 01, 2008 @ 04:56:14 AM
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Helpermonkey, I am not at all saying that the Canon 15mm lense is bad, infact its image quality is good, the build of the actual lense is very good, and it does what its supposed to do very well. Now, the 15mm lense is probably Canon's only lense that is purposly distorted (they made the edges go all funny if you don't know what I mean).
But for your camera, which is a 1.6 crop camera, the 15mm fisheye will become a 24mm lense.

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February 06, 2008 @ 23:04:01 PM
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i can dig it i like fisheyed pics but what about ebay
February 07, 2008 @ 09:40:32 AM
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If you're looking for the Canon 15mm I have one for sale. Used for no more than 20 photos. Ordered directly from B&H. PM for more info
February 12, 2008 @ 11:12:18 AM
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^Hi Victor.. hahaha..
February 12, 2008 @ 16:40:48 PM
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I've always wanted a fisheye lens, but when I look at the high quality ones they are in the few hundreds...and I'm pretty much a beginner or maybe amateur, so I don't want to spend that much on one. Are there any that are decent quality that aren't too expensive? i have canon eos 400D
February 12, 2008 @ 18:10:15 PM
February 19, 2008 @ 07:45:56 AM
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February 19, 2008 @ 07:54:44 AM
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You'll get fisheye pictures.. but you won't get the same image quality and build quality as you would with brand/3rd party lenses. If you're just farting around and you have the money around, go for it.
February 19, 2008 @ 09:44:27 AM
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ive got nikon fisheye ones, theyre pretty good, but u cant protect them from tings, coz the lense area ting is way to wide.
February 22, 2008 @ 03:15:29 AM
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Canon Rebel XT, Needs Fisheye...
Hey I just got a Canon XT with the flash, EFS 18-55mm lens, battery, strap, case, Canon Speedlite 420EX flash, battery, and 2 memory cards for 375. Good deal?

Aside from that I did a search and saw a lot of back and forth but no real good answer on what kind of fish eye lens I need for this type of camera. Thanks in advance!
February 22, 2008 @ 07:11:21 AM
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very good deal imo , I got the Eos 300 d (older than yours) for 350

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