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Jul 25, 2014 09:27 |  #1

I am hoping to do some very close -ups shots of chickens - but knowing what they are like, I can see them pecking at the fish-eye - which won't do the glass any good. any ideas how to protect it?


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Jul 25, 2014 12:27 |  #2

Uh..... Rubber beak covers?




  
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Jul 25, 2014 12:28 |  #3

A protection filter maybe?

Or does the lens take no filters? Then you could always get a step up ring or similiar and put the filter on that one


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Jul 25, 2014 16:03 |  #4

Cattle prod?


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Jul 25, 2014 17:28 |  #5

You might want to consider a different lens, one you can put a filter on.


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Jul 25, 2014 17:40 |  #6

Why do you want to get that close to a chicken with a fisheye? LOL!

Yes, a chicken will peck at the lens, especially if they see something shiny like a reflection, or glare. Us a UV filter for sure and be quick! You should be able to get the shot without much trouble. 12"-15" of MFD should be more than enough room to not have to worry about a chicken peck unless you are really slow ;)


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Jul 25, 2014 20:03 |  #7

Actually, I was wondering what the risk really is. Lenses are pretty tough. Chicken beaks may not be all that hard or sharp that they'd really damage the lens. Maybe you could do a test with a cheap lens or a filter on some other lens before using the fisheye.




  
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Jul 25, 2014 20:03 |  #8
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Frying pan, Drake's batter mix, Crisco oil. The chickens will leave you lens alone. Guaranteed.


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Jul 25, 2014 20:27 as a reply to  @ GeoKras1989's post |  #9

I'd be concerned a chicken peck could break filter causing even more damage to lens.
I'd try with lens cap on first. See what they do, no reflection obviously.
Then with super cheap/broken lens.


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Jul 25, 2014 20:31 |  #10

if you're talking one of the rokinon, bower, whatever 8mm fisheyes...i'd just go for it...i doubt their pecks would do much damage...if it's the 8-15L though, i'd buy a cheaper fisheye :)


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Jul 25, 2014 20:36 |  #11

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Jul 25, 2014 21:32 |  #12

Having used the Rokinon 8mm FE for almost the exact same thing, I can tell you with the utmost certainty that your lens will be fine.

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Jul 26, 2014 00:42 as a reply to  @ KirkS518's post |  #13

chickens pecking may not be enough force to scratch a lens, but do be aware that even the faintest of scratch on the lens will show up on your photos. A fisheye lens with dust, fingerprints , scratch marks will show up on the photos, especially when you are shooting at f8 or smaller.
And if you will be using the canon 8-15, also be aware that replacing the front element will cost you $900 in repair cost.


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Jul 26, 2014 03:51 |  #14

snake0ape wrote in post #17056764 (external link)
chickens pecking may not be enough force to scratch a lens, but do be aware that even the faintest of scratch on the lens will show up on your photos. A fisheye lens with dust, fingerprints , scratch marks will show up on the photos, especially when you are shooting at f8 or smaller.
And if you will be using the canon 8-15, also be aware that replacing the front element will cost you $900 in repair cost.

i'm sorry...but i disagree with just about everything written here...first of all...dust isn't showing up in photos...i also doubt fingerprints and scratches are going to have any major impact...and where did you pull this $900 number from?...that'd be the most expensive repair i think i've heard of...


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Jul 26, 2014 04:16 |  #15

I'm with Dre on the above. I had dozens of ibis's pecking bread off my lens, and not a single scratch. And as for fingerprints, etc., there were breadcrumbs on the lens in both of those shots, and they are not visible or affect the image quality.

hania, I think you're going for the shot I was trying to get with the ibis's. I think you'll have better luck with the chickens. Don't sweat the lens getting damaged, it won't happen.


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