SAA738
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Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:38 pm

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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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:16 pm

Your choices are pretty limited. As far as I know Canon does not make a APS-sensor fisheye, so your choices would seem to be:

Sigma 4.5
Sigma 8mm

And doesn't Tokina make a zoom fisheye? Seems like an odd idea - but maybe worth checking out given your lack of choices.
 
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:26 pm



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 1):
As far as I know Canon does not make a APS-sensor fisheye, so your choices would seem to be:

Are you sure?They have the 15mm F2.8 Fisheye. Which I have used on a 400D before.

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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:32 pm

Well, he says he wants a minimum of 10mm?
 
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:38 pm



Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 3):
Well, he says he wants a minimum of 10mm?

Ah i apologise, I forgot about that... yes then your right.

SAA738, I love the Sigma 8mm F3.5. I use it on my 50D now and used it extensively with the 400D. You can check out some of my pictures on here.

Also, I would recommend the 8mm instead of the 4.5mm, 4.5mm gets a bit too excessive, even on the 1.6x crop factor cameras.

I would also HIGHLY recommend the Canon 15mm F2.8, its a cracker of a fisheye lens, and should give you more than enough "wideness" on the 400D.

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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:33 pm

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.

Has to be in frame of your budget.

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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:35 pm

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!!!
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:53 pm

What about the Sigma 10-20mm ?

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 4):

Ah i apologise, I forgot about that... yes then your right.

SAA738, I love the Sigma 8mm F3.5. I use it on my 50D now and used it extensively with the 400D. You can check out some of my pictures on here.

Also, I would recommend the 8mm instead of the 4.5mm, 4.5mm gets a bit too excessive, even on the 1.6x crop factor cameras.

I would also HIGHLY recommend the Canon 15mm F2.8, its a cracker of a fisheye lens, and should give you more than enough "wideness" on the 400D.

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Nitin

I've already looked through your images Nitin, they're fantastic, especially the fisheye ones...

What about the Sigma 10-20mm ?
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:46 pm



Quoting SAA738 (Reply 7):
What about the Sigma 10-20mm ?

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.

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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:22 pm



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.
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:36 pm



Quoting Lexy (Reply 6):
8mm on a fisheye is just weird for aviation!

Trust me, its ALOT of fun!  Smile

Quoting FYODOR (Reply 5):
he only problem - sometimes in poor light conditions it is going to focus on closest object not the point you'd like to be focused.

What mode are you shooting on? I sometimes have to pump up the ISO and increase the F number to get the depth of field (talking about cockpit shots), and my 50D handles it perfectly.

Love the fisheye, cant really say anything more than that  Smile

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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:02 pm



Quoting Deaphen (Reply 10):
I sometimes have to pump up the ISO and increase the F number to get the depth of field (talking about cockpit shots), and my 50D handles it perfectly.

I do the same.
 
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:05 am

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:


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Nice lens, watch your feet, they tend to get in the image  Smile
But, the Sigma 8mm is slighly over your budget, it was £540 in HK
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:33 pm



Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 12):
Nice lens, watch your feet, they tend to get in the image

That the best advice anyone could give to a new fisheye lens user! LOL!!!
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RE: Fish-eye Lens!?

Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:43 pm

I have the Canon 15mm and found it to be a cracker of a lens. Used it a lot on my 10D/400D and 1D2. Unfortunatley i dropped it about a year ago and it's now got a broken AF motor!

At some point ill get it fixed and finally be able to get to use it on the 5D2 which i think will be awesome.

If your going to be on 1.6x then i'd go for the Siggy 8mm.

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