Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye


Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye


Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
Worth thinking about is that the lens has a Fisheye-character which give the images an extreme wide but curved 'barrel' look which may require some post processing in your image editing software. Though, the lens offers you as a photographer the widest of wide angle views..
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 8-15 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 8 mm or at 15 mm the aperture value can be f/4.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a built-in filter holder which means that you at the rear of the lens (towards the camera) can place a filter, but an opportunity to protect the front lens with a filter does not exist.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-77".
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Prices and awards
TIPA TIPA Awards 2012: Best Professional DSLR Lens
Fisheye lenses allow photographers to shoot spectacular pictures with extreme viewing angles. In combination with a 24x36mm full frame sensor DSLR camera, the Canon EF 8-15mm allows for either full frame or circular fisheye images; with smaller sensors it covers the full frame. Its 180-degree field of view offers exceptional creative capture capabilities. This Canon premium L-series lens features exceptional optical design, quality and durability. The patented SubWavelength Structure Coating (SWC) reduces ghosting effects and flare, while the additional Fluorine coating aids in easy cleaning of the large front element.  See homepage
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2012: Best Professional DSLR Lens
Might have a limited use
Heavy (540 gr)
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Wide Angle Lenses with Fisheye-character
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Range: 8-15 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  8-15 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  10-20 mmon Canon APS-H
  13-24 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 14 elements / 11 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:15 cm
Filter: Built-in Filter Holder
Lens Hood:
EW-77(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):78 x 83 mm
Vikt:540 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1499 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. With its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world´s widest fisheye zoom lens. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time. "
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
cpn.canon-europe.com
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/fergus_kennedy_fisheye.do
 
neilvn.com
http://neilvn.com/tangents/2011/08/02/canon-ef-8-15mm-f4-fisheye-zoom-lens/#more-8837
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-8-15mm-f-4-L-USM-Fisheye-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye
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