Canon Fisheye Lens 15mm / f2.8


Price: 50$/Day

The heavy barrel distortion from the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens creates a special effect that is liked by most people (until it is over-used of course). With digital capture, we can now use fisheye-to-rectilinear conversion software to create a corrected picture equivalent to what a 12-13mm rectilinear lens would yield. This is great - but it takes some extra post-processing work and requires some knowledge of what the end-result will look like when capturing the shot. PTLens is a really easy to use (Low $) rectilinear conversion software program (or Photoshop Plugin) based on Panorama Tools (included and free). Photoshop's lens correction tools can also rectilinear-convert the fisheye distortion. The downside to rectilinear conversion is that the image corners become soft. Reducing the image to 70% or less allows much of the corner sharpness to be recovered at the expense of the pixel size of the image. Build quality of the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens is reasonable. The metal mount shows it is not a bottom of the line lens. The focus ring feels relatively low quality, but this lens does not cost a fortune either.

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