Fisheye - Tool or Toy?

Started May 15, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Fisheye - Tool or Toy?
May 15, 2007

I have been experimenting using an 8mm fisheye to get some wide shots lately (while I save slowly for a 10-22) but a few people I have showed them to have had a chuckle and said "fisheye eh".

I dont see the images as that far out, especially when the main elements are barely distorted. Does the fisheye have a place in serious photography or will it always be seen as a gimmik?

Id love to hear peoples opinions on the matter. Below are some samples from a few weeks ago for some perspective.

Shot around Krakow, Poland.

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