Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
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Lens Test: Canon EF 8–15mm f/4L USM Fisheye
28 October 2013
Excerpt: This is the world’s widest full-coverage fisheye zoom and the only such zoom in Canon’s catalog. The 8–15mm f/4L ($1,500, street) offers 180-degree views on all EOS bodies, and, uniquely, on full-frame EOS models it can produce both circular and full-coverage (corner-to-corner) fisheye images.Canon...
Excerpt: FROM OUR EDITORS AT PHOTOKINA: We got our hands on a couple pieces of new Canon glass tonight, including their upcoming 8-15mm f/4L fishey zoom. The Canon rep informed us that the pre-production unit we were checking out may actually be the only one like it in Europe at the moment.
Summary: Crucially these capabilities fill a number of gaps in Canon's lens catalogue. Previously only one of the four configurations mentioned above was possible with a Canon branded lens, and it was decades old.
Pros: 180 degree diagonal fisheye for all Canon DSLRs., 180 degree circular fisheye for full-frame DSLRs., Tough build with weatherproofing., Optically sharp across the entire imaging circle.
Cons: Vulnerable-looking front element., Lens cap easily comes loose., Chromatic aberrations in areas of high contrast., Full circular fisheye only available to full-frame.
Excerpt: The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye lens is a highly-anticipated and unique lens in Canon’s lineup. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and will give a hands-on “user report” review of it below.
Summary: The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM remains a slight oddity and yet an extremely fun lens to use. The optical quality is impressive for such a wide lens and the performance is exceptional, from the autofocus to the weather-sealing.
Summary: The new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-wide popular accessory. Leveraging on its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM, it has become the world's widest fisheye zoom lens.
Pros: Dual circular and diagonal fisheye options on full-frame cameras , Impressive image quality , Fabulous L-series build quality and ring-type USM autofocus
Cons: Absence of circular/diagonal versatility on APS-C and APS-H cameras , Fisheye distortion effect is minimized at 15mm on an APS-C camera , Quite expensive for a fisheye lens
Excerpt: This unique lens offers two lenses in one for full frame camera users. At 8mm it provides a circular fisheye image, with a 180 degree field of view in all directions. With the lens zoomed to 15mm, the lens offers a diagonal fisheye image, with a field of view of 180 degrees from corner to corner.
Pros: Excellent sharpness, in the centre of the image area, Superb build, Unique zoom design effectively gives full-frame users two lenses in one, Useful for owners of multiple Canon camera formats
Cons: Expensive, No way to lock the lens at either end of the focal range, High CA levels towards edges of the picture area
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 USM L Fisheye - Review / Test Report
13 March 2012
Conclusion: The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 USM L Fisheye is a more than welcome addition to the Canon lens lineup. The combination of circular and full frame fish-eye in a single lens is a unique offering in the market. It is also capable of delivering technically decent results.