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Oct 20, 2008 18:21 |  #1

Ok, so heres the dilemma.....I have been debating this out for a while and just can't make a decision so its time to poll the masses.
So I got some spare cash to spend on some gear and I have my list of next purchases...at number 1 is a fisheye lens.....

I want a fisheye, thats been decided. I also want a 5D or 5DII...I just don't know if its going to be anytime soon. I have been waiting for the 5D classic price to drop, but if it doesn't with the release of the mkII how long do I wait? Its going to eventually get to the point where I'll end up saying maybe its just better to wait for the mkII price to drop!! So what fisheye do I get?

I can get the Sigma 10mm and be good on a crop and only a crop, or get the 15mm and plan for the future to be good on the FF (when I get it) and just deal with a non-fishy wide angle for now on a APS-C sensor. I also debated the Tokina 10-17 fisheye zoom, but I really like prime lenses for stuff like this and the 2.8 is definetly a plus over the 3.5-4.5 of the Tokina.

What would you do? Anyone with experience in any of these lenses tell me why I should consider each as the prime candidate to empty out my wallet! Thanks in advance....

(also, the sigma 15mm is on sale now and I also want the 100mm macro (sits in 2nd place on my want list) thats rebated right now...should I just shelve the fisheye idea for now and spend the spare cash I got on the 2nd choice maco lens?)


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Oct 20, 2008 18:57 |  #2
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I use a canon 15mm fisheye and love it. The only thing about FE (well for me) is it is my least used lens out of my equipment




  
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Oct 20, 2008 19:17 |  #3

Scott McLoud wrote in post #6531004 (external link)
I use a canon 15mm fisheye and love it. The only thing about FE (well for me) is it is my least used lens out of my equipment

I know it will be for me too, but after long debate and alot of honest thinking I really do like the fisheye effect, and since this is more about buying what I want as opposed to what I need I think I can justify the cost to myself for a "once in a while" piece of glass

Are you using this on a APS-C sensor or a FF?


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Oct 20, 2008 19:19 as a reply to  @ Scott McLoud's post |  #4

I have the 15mm sigma, great lens, great price, does not do very much on a crop. Unless you get a 5d soon, then the lens will be used very little IMHO.

I would forget the 15mm until you get a FF camera. If you need it now, get one that works on the crop sensor.




  
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Oct 20, 2008 20:07 |  #5

Well, the Tokina is a real fisheye on both APS-C (at 10mm) and full frame (at 15mm). You get the best of both worlds. Yeah, it's slower, but you can hand hold the thing at 1/10s with little trouble, so the speed doesn't matter much (and you sure as heck won't be worried about DOF).


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Oct 20, 2008 22:32 |  #6

The Tokina is a fantastic lens on both FF and 1.6 crop. I never tried it on a 1-series. I kinda regret selling mine, but I was hurting for $$$ last spring.


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Oct 20, 2008 22:42 |  #7

I have always steered clear of Third Party lenses, but recently after alot of research it seems that alot of them have just as good of IQ (if not better in some cases) than equal Canon lenses (in many peoples opinions). The biggest one that comes to mind is the Canon 15mm vs. Sigma 15mm...many people say the Sigma is the way to go in this case. Its kinda changed my way of thinking on the subject!

The Tokina is sounding like the best option more and more....Thanks! Any other opinions I'd love to hear them!


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Oct 20, 2008 22:54 |  #8

Well if you're looking for a lens that gives a true fisheye effect, then you should take a look at the Peleng 8mm.

Mind you, I have the Canon 15mm "diagonal" fisheye and find it much more useful than a full fisheye lens. It's a lot of fun!



  
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Oct 20, 2008 23:05 |  #9

I do use a 10-17 Tokina, on both the 40D and 5D. It is great to have a true diagonal fisheye for both cameras in a single package :D.

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Oct 21, 2008 06:03 |  #10

Buy 'em all. Come on, you know you want a whole school of fish...

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Oct 21, 2008 07:47 |  #11
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Medic1 wrote in post #6531117 (external link)
I know it will be for me too, but after long debate and alot of honest thinking I really do like the fisheye effect, and since this is more about buying what I want as opposed to what I need I think I can justify the cost to myself for a "once in a while" piece of glass

Are you using this on a APS-C sensor or a FF?

I use it on my 1Ds mkIII or 5D most often, however i have put it on my mk3 but had to do more cropping.




  
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Oct 27, 2008 12:50 |  #12

im in the same boat here

i shoot a 1.6 and was looking at both the sigma 15mm fisheye and the tokina 10-17 fisheye zoom

but i am not a prime lens fan, so the zoom looks like a good match for me, even though its a slower lens. I shoot out doors 90% of the time and i dont think a slower lens will hurt me too much

but im still searching...




  
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