SAA738 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 261 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
I'm looking into buying a fish-eye lens for my Canon 400D. I want one that is a mimimum of 10mm (preferably 8mm). My budget is £435. Can someone please list all the lenses for around or below this price and tell me which one you would get ?
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FYODOR From Russia, joined May 2005, 661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
I use Sigma 10 2.8 for Canon and generaly happy with it. The only problem - sometimes in poor light conditions it is going to focus on closest object not the point you'd like to be focused. No same troble with daylight at all.
That's what I use as you know Daniel. The 10-20mm isn't a fisheye though, it's a wide angle telephoto and I would have said that's more what you're looking for rather than a fisheye. As long as you get a good copy of the 10-20mm, it'll do the cabin and flight deck shots you're looking for. You'll need an external flash (and diffuser) to go with it though as your onboard flash won't be wide enough, 17mm I think it is on your camera.
Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
Dvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
Quoting Lexy (Reply 6): 8mm on a fisheye is just weird for aviation! 10.5mm is more than anyone really needs unless you are shooting what it looks like out a pitot tube. LOL!
I have a Nikkor 10.5 and love the damn thing to death! Great when you are up close and personal to the airplane!!!
On a crop frame camera the 10mm would be closest to the traditional full frame 16mm 180 degree fisheye. If that's the kind of look (not too extreme but still fishy) that's about the FL you're looking for.
JohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
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I bought a Sigma 8mm in Hong Kong for my Anet compadre Johan K and had a chance to test it to some extent. There's a wiiiide crop in my profile from VHHH, and also on here I got 2 terminal shots in the DB from HKG and PEK. Also Johan has 2 images shot with that lens on the DB: