Hello! Would you like to know more about fisheye lenses for Canon? If yes, you are in the right place.
Fisheye photography shooting is a specialized artistic photography that is more apt for professionals and serious enthusiasts than experimenting amateurs. Fisheye lenses are grouped into two types namely the diagonal and the circular lenses. A circular fisheye lens for Canon makes a rounded image in the camera while a diagonal fisheye lens occupies the whole frame. Fisheye attachments are cheaper than dedicated lenses but if you want to experience creative photography to the maximum then remember that attachments can’t cut it. The following are some of the top fisheye lenses for Canon that may be compatible with your Canon camera body.
Photos captured by a fisheye lens
Unbiased Review for FishEye Lenses for Canon:
- Has a max aperture of 4.0 and a focal length of 15mm
- Have 14 elements in 11 construction groups
- Has a diagonal viewpoint of 180 degrees
- Has lens extension and focus adjustment mechanisms
- Has the closest focusing distance of 0.16m / 6.2 in
- Has a Ring USM drive system
- It accepts up to three pre-cut gel filters
- Has a max weight of 540g and max diameter by a length of 3.1 by 3.7 in, 19.1 oz / 78.5 by 83.0 mm
Photography experts consider it as one of the best high-end professional Canon lenses specially made for cameras with full frames. It also enjoys a wide zoom range making it one of the best multi-purpose fisheyes lenses.
- Has crisp imaging that produces super sharp images
- Has a very fast autofocus feature that works superbly even in areas with low light
- It is used almost anywhere in the world because it is weather-sealed
- Have focused rings and a smooth zoom
- Can produce both diagonal and circular fisheye images
- It is heavier compared to its competitors
- Its lens shield doesn’t lock well into its designated place
- Has small chromatic anomaly, that is, it produces images with colored halos surrounding the subjects or objects if the background light is distinct from the main light.
- It costs around $1,199.00
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- Has ultra-wide diagonal viewpoint (180 degrees) for APS-C image formats
- Its lens is made with intermingling aspherical lenses
- Its lens has a super multi-layer coating for reducing ghost images and flares
- It has a min focusing distance of 12 inches
- It has a built-in petal hood
The Rokinon is among the cheaper fisheyes lenses that you can find in the market. The lenses are compatible with Canon DSLR, but their imaging is not great.
- Can be used with both the crop sensor and the full-frame bodies
- Has very small lens flare
- Its focus ring is very smooth, and it has a rubber grip that makes its use easy
- Has a durable and sturdy design
- Its hood blocks part of the image when using the full-frame option. The hood can be removed to eliminate the problem.
- Has manual focus only
- The chromatic aberrations are very common
- It costs around $236.95
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- Has a max aperture of f/2.8 and fisheye lens measuring 15mm
- It has 180 degrees viewpoint.
- It has min focusing distance of 8 inches
- It can accept up to three gel filters at once
- It weighs 11.6 ounces, measures 2.4 inches long and 2.9 inches in diameter
It was introduced in the year 1987, and there is a good reason it has survived in the market for so long. It fits in the high-end class of lenses. Only full-frame cameras can use it.
- Has incredible crisp optics with no flare around the images
- Has the largest front element on the market when compared to other 16mm 0r 16mm fisheye lens
- Can stop down to f/22
- Has a hard infinity focus that is incredible for shooting night skies
- Has a fast autofocus
- It’s lightweight hence ideal for traveling with
- If it is used with a 1.6x or 1.3x Canon format camera, it will produce a partial fisheye effect
- Has no lens hood
- It has to toggle between manual and auto settings
- Has no way of stabilizing an image
- It costs around $728.00
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- It has a circular, digital, optimized fisheye automatic focusing lens
- Can have a viewpoint of 180 degrees if attached to 35mm SLR camera or a full-frame digital camera
- Has a max magnification of 4.6x, min distance of 5.5 inches, and a max aperture of F3.5
- Has a multi-layer, superlens coating that reduces ghosting and flares
- Has a gelatin filter holder at its rear
The Sigma circular full-frame fisheye lens has the widest round fisheye with autofocus offered on the market. Regarding compatibility, it can fit well with crop sensor cameras.
- Has a durable and sturdy design
- Has a close-zooming capability of up to 5.1 inches
- Has a spring filter holder that is loaded for drop-in gels
- Have sharp images with negligible lens flare
- Has no silent autofocus mode
- Has no manual full-time focus override
- Has no image stabilization capability
- Its autofocus can be very slow especially when the area or situations has low light
- It costs around $899.00
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- Fisheye Zoom Lens
- 180° Diagonal Field of View
- Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
- Water Repellent Coating
- Super-Low Dispersion Glass Element
- Built-In Lens Hood
- Compatible with APS-C-Sized Sensors
- Wide-angle zoom range of 10-17mm
- Good image quality, especially at f/8 and smaller apertures
- Relatively inexpensive
- Weather-sealed construction
- Manual focus override
- Slow autofocus
- Some barrel distortion at 10mm
- Not compatible with full-frame cameras
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