A New Surprise From Canon: The 8-15mm Fisheye


Therefore, Canon has announced a new zoom lens which is the EF 8-15 and is actually the first fish eye lens that can offer both circular and full frame images. Canon is a well- known name in this industry and such cameras and lens are used by both amateurs and professionals because they offer a great range of models such are suiting for almost any occasion.

As far as this fisheye lens goes, it is a replacement for the EF 15mm F2.8 fisheye and it will help you capture images with a 180 degree angle of view as you use the settings for wide. It is the latest addition to Canon’s L series range of professional lenses which promises to offer great image quality and constant aperture within the whole zoom range.

The design might not be too fashionable but its robust shape makes it great in shooting in different weather conditions. This way you no longer have an excuse for not shooting great rainy pictures or similar images which you would have had problems with before.

The lens is a great match for the Canon full frame DSLR bodies and while combined with models such as EOS 5D Mark II or the EOS -1Ds Mark III, the result can be astonishing and unique and you will be able to capture circular or even full frame fisheye images. You have probably always wanted to shoot the night sky and with the EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye USM this is possible as it offers a whole new level of choice to increase creative flexibility. Such an image will have great details thanks to the 180 degree horizontal and vertical fields of view.

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye lens

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye lens

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L lens has a zoom lock that limits the range to the focal length and so makes for the best possible full frame view. You might notice that there are two letters on it, a C and a H, these two represent the markings that indicate the wide angle zoom position where vignette free shooting may be achieved and so you can get the best results with any EOS.

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye lens with ultrasonic motor

Canon has taken 70 years of optical engineering and just shoved in the EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye lens and the results are as you would have expect from Canon. The pictures taken in sporting actions, architecture shots or even in low lighting conditions will turn out to be very natural looking and overall of good quality.

It does contain an USM (ultrasonic motor) that will make possible for it to focus quickly automatically or you can just focus it manually which gives you the ability to focus it as you wish and still take amazing shots with a great control over the image capture which you have in both modes, manual and AF.

It is build for professionals because it does offer results worthy of such high standards and also the design shows some elite aspects of it. It is very resisted to water and dust and so it can easily be used in situations which otherwise might seem a bit too challenging. Some of the worse weather conditions can be overcome with this lens and an EOS body and you will still be able to shoot continually.

Although it is for professionals, there is no reason for you to not use it even if you are not there yet but aspire to it. Overall the canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye zoom lens is a great accessory for your camera and the fact that it is the first of its kind makes it even more indispensable.