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

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The fisheye camera lens was originally developed so that the whole sky could be captured in one single image to help meteorologists study cloud formations. However, the extravagant 180-degree angle of view soon found favour with photographers.
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Hands On: Canon EF 8-15mm F/4L USM Fisheye

Pop Photo
28 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.6

Canon EF 8-15mm f4L Fisheye USM

Camera Labs
5 September 2011
  • 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. The ageing EF 15mm f2.8 prime lens could deliver 180 degree diagonal fisheye images to full-frame bodies, but there were no Canon-branded fisheye options for owners of APS-C or APS-H bodies, nor has it ever offered a full circular fisheye option for any of its cameras.
  • 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.
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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Lens Hands-On Review

photographybay.com
24 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

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

The Digital Picture
10 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Every so often, a product comes along that just blows you away - one that completely makes you rethink your photography. The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens is, without a doubt, one of the most radical lenses Canon has introduced - and it is a game changer for photographers.
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Overall 8
8.0

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

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • 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. For full-frame users, having the combination of a circular and full-frame fisheye in one optic will no doubt be appealing, although its use is limited by the subjects it will suit and the novelty of severe distortion can wear thin over time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
17 May 2012
  • 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
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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

TechRadar UK
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The fisheye camera lens was originally developed so that the whole sky could be captured in one single image to help meteorologists study cloud formations. However, the extravagant 180-degree angle of view soon found favour with photographers.
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Expert Review

Photo answers
8 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Seriously wide-angled fisheye lens with an equally extreme price-tag. Canon L-series fanatics take note - this is a niche lens that you won't use every day, so approach with caution.
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EF 8-15 mm f/4 L Fisheye USM

LensTip.com
11 August 2011
  • Excerpt: In February 2010 the Sigma company presented a new lens, the Sigma 8–16 mm f/4.5–5.6 DC HSM. At first glance the Canon EF-8-15 mm f/4 L Fisheye USM is a very similar device but after a more thorough examination you see only the focal lengths’ range of both instruments is alike. First of all, the Sigma lens was designed for smaller APS-C/DX sensors.
  • Cons: chromatic aberration momentarily a bit too high.
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