Which Fisheye Lens...?

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  1. Audyn

    Audyn TPF Noob!

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    hi i was looking at a few fisheye lenses for my Canon AE-1 Program and Canon FT camera, however, i don't know which one will work for me. I don't want to have that annoying vignetting on it as shown here:

    http://bohnsack.com/images/sigma_8mm_full_frame_example.jpg


    i was hoping that these might work for me (i don't want to buy them then find out that they're not what i want/ they don't fit):

    http://photo.net/equipment/canon/15-fisheye
    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Canon-15mm-Fisheye-Lens-Cameras/dp/B00009R6WN[/ame]
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/AFNikkor/af16mmfish/index.htm
    http://www.rugift.com/fisheye-lenses/fisheye-lenses.htm
    http://www.nextag.com/canon-fish-eye-lens/search-html


    thanks! :)
     
  2. SaSi

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    The "annoying" vignette effect you mention is one of the reasons some people buy the fisheye lens altogether.

    If this is not what you want, then what you seem to be looking for is an ultra-wide-angle lens. These lenses (or their designers:wink: ) go to great lengths to correct distortion and also produce a lens that fills a frame.

    The Canon 15mm lens is one such example, and a very good one.

    The only problem is getting hold of one. FD lenses are pretty old and this one is not particularly easy to find. Look at ebay.

    Beware: Most of the links you show refer to EOS mount lenses. These are not suitable for your cameras. They take the older mount, FD lenses.
     
  3. Jeff Canes

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    Sigma and Canon no longer make new lens for FD mounds. There are still a few mainstream companies that make new FD lenses. But I don’t think they make fisheyes. Check for yourself at B&H photo. The Russian companies are likely only ones that will have a new fisheye lens. My subjection is to look for a used one on eBay. And to check the Canon museum site for info on different models.



     
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    If you want to avoid the vignetting, avoid the 8mm focal length. Look for a "full-frame" fisheye lens, rather than a "circular" fisheye.
     

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