Inexpensive fisheye for Rebel XT?

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  1. cigrainger

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    Is there one? If not, how about a sub-17mm wide angle? Primes are okay, even preferred.
     
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    If cost is an issue you might want to look at using an old manual focus (probably M42 screw-mount) lens with an adapter. I think there are some old Russian lenses that would fit the bill.
     
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    Thanks.. I've heard of those.. Zenitar I think? Can you use FD-mount lenses with an adapter on the Rebel XT?
     
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    I think with FD lenses you would lose infinity focus because of different spacing. It might be possible to get an FD-EF adapter with optical elements to retain infinity focus, but then I guess it would act as a teleconverter and defeat the point of the wide-angle lens.
     
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    Canon makes a 10-22mm wide angle.
     
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    They sure do... all depends on how we define "inexpensive" :)
     
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    The Peleng 8mm fisheye is one of the cheapest that you can get. You can get it in EOS mount. Unfortunately it is a manual focus and manual aperture lens.
     

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