Fisheye effect on Canon 60D?

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Madkiki Junior Member • Posts: 49
Fisheye effect on Canon 60D?

Which is a good Fish eye lens for a 60D and yes I want that fish eye look?

Would the Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Diagonal Fisheye give me the Fish Eye effect on a Canon 60D camera?

Does the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Fisheye Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens work well on the 60D?

Thank you
Keith

Canon EOS 60D
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Martin Ocando
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Re: Fisheye effect on Canon 60D?

The Sigma 8-16mm will give you the fisheye effect without the blackened borders. And if you like the borders, simply leave the hood extension on, and it will darken the edges.

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Madkiki wrote:

Which is a good Fish eye lens for a 60D and yes I want that fish eye look?

Would the Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Diagonal Fisheye give me the Fish Eye effect on a Canon 60D camera?

Does the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Fisheye Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens work well on the 60D?

Thank you
Keith

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OP Madkiki Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: Fisheye effect on Canon 60D?

Those are very nice photos, but they look more like very wide angle and not Fish Eye. I checked out that lens from B&H and it says Ultra wide lens and not fish eye lens.

robatbitpackrat Junior Member • Posts: 25
Re: Fisheye effect on Canon 60D?

I use the Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye. It's been a fun lens and the price was right for how much I think I'll use it.

(The metadata is wrong, it's a manual lens and I'm not sure why it got reported as 50mm)

Torkn Photo Forum Member • Posts: 56
Re: Fisheye effect on Canon 60D?

It is possible to take a "fisheye" photo with a normal rectilinear lens. All you have to do is use panoramic software (such as PT Gui Pro or PTAssembler) to convert the source images to a fisheye projection.

You just shoot enough overlapping images with your rectilinear (normal) lens to cover the field of view of the fisheye lens you wish to imitate. A 10mm lens or shorter will do it in fewer images than say a 50mm lens, but both are quite capable to duplicating the fisheye effect. As a bonus, the resulting image will probably be much more detailed and high-resolution than it would be possible to take with a genuine fisheye lens.

It is more time consuming, but much cheaper than purchasing a fisheye lens for the 1 or 2 times that you want to use it.

Lemming51
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Madkiki wrote:

Those are very nice photos, but they look more like very wide angle and not Fish Eye. I checked out that lens from B&H and it says Ultra wide lens and not fish eye lens.

Right. The Sigma 8-16 is very wide angle, but it is a rectilinear design.

Usual suspects for FishEye on crop bodies are:

  • Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HMS Circular Fisheye (circular image in the middle of the frame, 180° in all directions)

  • Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye (fills the frame, but 180° only in the diagonal)

  • Tokina 10-17 f/3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye (fills the frame, 180° diagonal at 10mm zoom).

  • if price is no object, EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye USM

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OP Madkiki Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: Tokina 10-16 FE, Sigma 4.5 circ FE, Sigma 10 FE

That is what worries me about the Canon 8-15mm $1,500 lens, is it going to be worth all that money on a Canon 60D?

Kitacanon Senior Member • Posts: 2,802
Re: Tokina 10-16 FE, Sigma 4.5 circ FE, Sigma 10 FE

$1500 is a bit steep...

I just got this new "toy"....a Spiratone 7mm fisheye and am first learning how to use it...here's my first real attempt....

This shot on Canon 40D @ F22 (it stops down to 45 so I may take a tripod and try it there), ISO 400 taken at Wakodahatchee Florida

Soft and a lot of CA and thought it might improve @ F45, but I was advised to try F8 instead....a lot yet to learn....but for $12.....it's a nice toy....

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