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mpix345
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Jan 31, 2011 13:28 |  #1

Is there a cheap fisheye lens worth buying? Just thinking about something to play around with, so not looking to spend hundreds of $. Anything good in the bargain lens bin? Used is OK. MF is OK.

Thanks for any suggestions.


  
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Jan 31, 2011 13:45 |  #2

The add on fisheye adapters are NOT worth buying (60 Yankee dollars or so) because image quality is very poor with those. One that is WORTH buying (for a crop camera) is this:

http://www.amazon.com …d=1296502884&sr​=8-1-spell (external link)

I have taken many shots with this, and I am extremely pleased. Some examples:

http://anscochrome.zen​folio.com …07837/h267b9252​#h2e583bf0 (external link)

Every image starting from that one and moving forward (click on right arrow) were shot with that lens. Many had the bendy edges defished with this plugin:

http://www.imagetrends​inc.com/products/prodp​age_hemi.asp (external link)

Have fun!


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Jan 31, 2011 15:50 |  #3

How cheap? And what is your camera?

MF Samyang (Rokinon etc.) lenses have very good reputation. For a cropped body, their 8mm f:3.5 have a unique strereographic projection, which produces much less shape distortions than typical fisheyes. Their 14mm f:2.8 (FF) is actually not a fisheye (it's UWA, rectilinear), but is highly praised for IQ (sharpness etc.).


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Jan 31, 2011 15:56 |  #4

thats so cheap.
looks great.
i must look into this.


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Jan 31, 2011 16:06 |  #5

pulsar123 wrote in post #11750632 (external link)
How cheap? The cheaper the better; no higher than $300 for sure. And what is your camera? 40D

Thanks.


  
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Jan 31, 2011 16:12 |  #6

Take a look at this thread for samples. I got mine used for < $300 shipped, couldn't be happier with it!


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Jan 31, 2011 16:25 |  #7

How about this?

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$20 fisheye that sticks on my iphone! :cool:


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Jan 31, 2011 17:07 |  #8

Once I got an extra lens cap for my 50mm lens. Drilled a small hole in the center. Bought a door peephole lens - $3. Cut off the extra metal in the rear of the lens and screwed into my cap, on fornt of my 50mm lens. Works. Even sold one of the pix.


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Jan 31, 2011 17:21 |  #9

I got a Sigma Filtermatic 16mm f/2.8 fisheye, Contax/Yashica mount, for a little under $100. It's terrible wide open, acceptable at f/5.6, but really quite good at f/11 and f/16. I know that limits it significantly, but since I'm generally shooting fisheye shots outdoors in the daytime or with a tripod, it's not as limiting. I've owned the modern Sigma 15mm fisheye, which blows the old design out of the water (sharp straight from f/2.8), but I was saving some cash and decided the $500 extra could go elsewhere.


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