Fisheye Lens Help?

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  1. danaxrose

    danaxrose TPF Noob!

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    I'm pretty new at this. I just got my Canon Rebel XS in April and I'm looking to get a fisheye lens for it. I want to buy a CHEAP one. I don't really want to go and buy a $600+ Canon lens because I don't have the money xD Also, I want a full-frame/rectangular one, not the classic type that is a circle and has a black ring around it. If anyone can help me, I will love them forever :) Hahaha. OH and it can also be one of those lens attachment or converters. I have the normal 18-55mm lens btw.

    THANKS!<33 :)
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think tamron makes a zoomable one. I've only ever used the Peleng and the Canon.
     
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    the problem is, i don't have THAT much money ha.

    that's why i am looking for a cheaper solution..
     
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    i have it.
    it's cheap alright.
    it's a bit of fun.
    what it's NOT is a lens.
    it screws onto your existing lenses and reduces the focal length by.25x

    so for easy numbers...you slap this thing on and dial your lens to 20mm...you'll have a fake 5mm.

    the IQ is rather poor especially around the outsides...it just gets very blurry and distorted.
    i was in the same boat you are...wanting a nice sigma 10-20 but couldnt justify the 479...so instead i bought this, and now am saving up for the sigma 10-20.
    ill use the .25 thing for fun every now and then, but it;s really not a replacement for a good lens.

    *EDIT*
    here's a pic i took of an abandoned greenhouse with it (which i got a brutal case of poison ivy from that im still battling).
    the pic is bad, but here's an idea of the focal fall off.

    [​IMG]

    *EDIT 2 - the sequel*

    mine came from cameta too, but i got it thru amazon and it was $59 if im not mistaken.
    found it. http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Des...OBAG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1248988118&sr=8-3
     
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    errrm, i don't really see the curve at all in that picture ha.
    maybe i'm just blind.
    or maybe its like what you said about it being outside.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Don't waste your money on cheap crap save and get the real thing
     
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    well truthfully...youre right...that was probably at about 40mm...so it was to mimic 10mm.
    i dont like the true fisheye "looking down the tunnel" thing...i just wanted wide.
    but you can see how quickly the focus turns into garbage.

    ill take a full out fisheye shot now and post it for you. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    and to srbiscuit, okiee thanks! :DD
    and i dont like the black barrel looking thing either. it looks kinda cheap..
     
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    you will hear from many people on here that it is NOT uncommon for lenses to cost far more than the body.
    good glass aint cheap, and its often said that the glass is more important than the body.:thumbup:

    look at the sigma 10-20...people love it and i cant wait to get mine.

    www.10-20mm.com
     

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