Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
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Value for money 6
Overall quality 10
A different perspective of The Liberty Bell
5 November 2013
Conclusion: I recently went to Philadelphia for a day trip. My business partner had never been to Philly, so we went. We were at the Liberty Bell exhibit. I had photographs of The Bell, so I was standing off to the side watching her and a mutual friend photographing The Bell with the other tourists. I saw the park ranger standing on his little, padded floor mat. I walked up to him and said, "I know what the answer is, but I'll ask my question any way.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Summary: Only problem is that lens cap... be VERY aware of it's presence or lack there of... with the lens extended past the housing it can be damaged VERY easily. I haven't had time to look for a better solution but I'm guessing a home made solution will work best. Hopefully Canon will address this issue with a retroactive fix.
Summary: I have to thank all you folks who took the time to write about your experience with the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 fisheye. The fact that Amazon has this service is better than Consumers or any other such semi psycho scientific treatment, at least to me. Real people users of all personalities and experience give a pretty accurate picture of what's up.
Summary: I would rather have the 10-22 Canon the cons makes this lens not worth owning. The price first is way too high second you cannot protect the lens cap and once anything happens to it the value of this thing will go down by a third no photographer wants a scratched lens. Oh and if you drop this or bump it into something it will break. What we need is a Canon remaking the 10-22 into an L lens.
Summary: What I really like about this lens is that it brings fisheye to full frame and APS-C alike. The f3 maximum aperture doe not bother me at all since you are going to get fairly deep focus anyway.
Summary: I'm using this on a crop sensor, so I don't get the round center picture with black borders effect. I only get four black corners at the widest focal distance which is undesirable. That's where the limiter switch comes in handy; it stops me from turning the zoom ring below 10mm past which point heavy vignetting will start to occur. So far I found this lens very sharp and fast, and bokeh is nice and soft at f/4. This lens, like all fisheye lenses, is a novelty lens.
Summary: I rented one of these last week while in Orlando & thoroughly enjoyed shooting with it; a truly exceptional lens! The color & contrast was spot on & surprisingly, the f4 did very well in low light. Image sharpness from corner to corner was outstanding & contained significant detail even at f4. On my Mark IV, I found the sweet spot to be 12mm @ f8 (in good light).