Thursday October 15, 2020

2020 Gets a New Camera Lens from Canon

Canon has been designing this lens for quite some time now. It is aimed at creative photographers, who like to have some fun with their photo-shoot. This lens is fully compatible with all models of Canon EOS R family and works on full-frame Mirrorless cameras as well. This article tells you what new exciting lens Canon has for you, its specifications and what you can do with them.

Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens

This new lens is a fisheye lens from Canon, which the company has been working on hard to create. The camera lens Canon RF 8-15mm f/4 Fisheye is the best version of fisheye lens that Canon has manufactured so far. It works wonderfully well with Mirrorless camera. If you own a DSLR camera then Canon has the perfect fisheye lens EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM.

Photo by Bronisław Dróżka dated April 1, 2013

Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens Review

The best part of this lens is the classic EF optic which is equipped with a 180 degree view angle, which actually creates the fisheye effect. The distinctive pothole effect is made with images at 8mm. You can also get a full frame shot of an image when the lens is zoomed in. Canon has also added a secret ingredient to its RF equivalents of EF lenses. So you can expect really creative results when using this fisheye lens. It is good for travel ideas, shooting a sports event and even in advertising campaigns.

There are many fisheye lens available for Canon EOS range from Sigma and Samyang, but this lens is manufactured by the company itself exclusively aiming at the EOS R family.

Photo using Canon EOS 600d 10-17mm/ 10.0mm · ƒ/10.0 · 1/250s · ISO 100, dated March 28, 2016. Photographer: Andreas N

Canon 8-15mm lens price is kept at approximately 1466 US dollars. You can check out Canon stores or buy online from Amazon. Canon also has a RF mount lineup for this lens. Already, there’s Canon RF 35mm f/1.2 and Canon RF 300mm f/2.8. They might also come up with a better RF mount in 2021.

Do let us know how you find fisheye lens in general, as well as the one discussed in the article. We would love to read your comments.


When does a lens become fisheye lens?

Fisheye lens are basically ultra wide angle lens with an angle of view around 100 to 180 degrees. This produces a circular image instead of a rectangular one as we see in normal still life photos. This is a kind of visual distortion that is used in creative photography.

What are some good but cheap fisheye lens for a Canon DSLR?

Apart from above lens as discussed in the article, you can try Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ultra-wide, EF 8-15mm f/4L USM ultra-wide, Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine, Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC among few.

What are the sharpest Canon lenses?

There are many Canon lenses available, but its best to check your camera compatibility with all of them. If you are looking for telephoto lens then Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is a good choice. A small and handy telephoto lens for the EOS M family is Canon EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM. For the EOS R series you can also try Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. Another lens that provide good image stabilization for the APS-C DSLRs is the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD.



Canon India, October 2020.

James Artaius, Digital Camera World, October 09, 2020.


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