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Apr 05, 2010 14:54 |  #1

I've been looking at fisheyes, what do you have and what are your recommendations? Wondering if I really want to spend $400-$600 on a lens that I'll use 5% of the time.


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Apr 05, 2010 15:24 |  #2

I currently have a Canon 15mm fe, and I just sold my Rokinon 8mm fisheye. I wouldn't suggest the 15 for a crop body. If you don't want to spend too much, you could pick up a Rokinon 8mm if you don't mind manual focus, it's very sharp stopped down a bit. Those are really the only fe's I have used. I've heard good things about the sigma 10mm. Check out the lens sample threads.


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Apr 05, 2010 16:10 |  #3

I use the Sigma 10mm on my T1i and it works great for me. You should look into it


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Apr 05, 2010 16:14 |  #4

Sigma makes a 10mm diagonal fisheye and a 4.5mm circular fisheye.


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Apr 05, 2010 18:04 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #5

On a crop body, 10mm is the widest you can go before getting the circular image. At 8mm you will get a partial circular image, the edges will be cut off. Not sure but I think the Sigma 4.5mm is a full circular fisheye for the crop cameras.

Personally, I think the 15mm is perfect for a full frame camera. Even on the crop body I could never get a true fisheye look with my Canon 10-22mm, but the 15mm is really a fisheye.


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Apr 05, 2010 18:47 |  #6

Tokina 10-17


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Apr 05, 2010 19:11 |  #7

Jardiniboy wrote in post #9939403 (external link)
Tokina 10-17

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Apr 05, 2010 21:21 |  #8

For crop 8mm F 3.5 Rokinon is excellent!-and 250-300 bucks tops


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Apr 05, 2010 21:35 |  #9

Im having LOTS of fun with the lensbaby fisheye.


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Apr 05, 2010 21:50 |  #10

Jardiniboy wrote in post #9939403 (external link)
Tokina 10-17

For a crop the tokina is a hard one to beat. At 17mm the fisheye effect is minimal so it's like a nice wide angle.




  
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Nov 17, 2010 21:50 |  #11

Great discussion. Thanks for the tips. I have a 70-200 f4L, a 18-55 f2.8 EF-S and a 28-135 kit lens teamed up with my 50D. I don't use the kit lens at all. The 70-200 and 18-55 work for most situations but I would really like a fisheye. Has anyone used the Sigma 10mm on a 50D?


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Nov 17, 2010 21:53 |  #12

Since you have so many bodies, the 10-17 is the way to go...functions as a full fisheye on APS-C, APS-H and full frame. The only other lens that can do that is the new Canon 8-15L, which is 3 times the cost.


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