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Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 01:35:05 AM »
I also just got a 15 mm fisheye, but on my 5d3, the image does not fill the frame. In post with the LR lens profile, I seem to lose quite a bit of the image during cropping. Any suggestions?
Sorry but I am afraid that you are incorrect. The Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens is for full-frame cameras and the image circle completely fills the frame of a 5D Mark III as it is a full-frame camera.

The thing with a fisheye is that you do not use it often...but when you see the shot...nothing else will work!!!...that is the fun and the challenge....the lens makes YOU hunt for the image that does the lens justice! It's not for everyone.....but I love mine!
I shot this with my MFT fisheye...(yes...I own two! Lol!)

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It's grainy, but i like it.

Added the muted colors and grain in post prod. On purpose. Thanks!
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Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 01:35:05 AM »

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Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 03:07:29 AM »
I never follow any rules with a fisheye... and I admit I am totally addicted to mine :) In the beginning I would over think how to line everything up, now I just look through the viewfinder trying to compose the large items, the horizon and converging lines within the frame nicely. Also, depending on the distortion needed... I can frame my rectilinear lens with a lttle tilt. This can really exaggerate the perspective, creating a unique view.

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Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 08:42:05 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SALE-BRAND-NEW-SAMYANG-8mm-f-3-5-FISHEYE-DSLR-LENS-for-CANON-DETACHABLE-HOOD-/330815197919?pt=AU_Lenses&hash=item4d061f52df

pretty decent price
if its gonna be used on a crop that is

I think I paid 245 from Buydig.  There was a coupon so I was able to pay less.  Brand new... full warranty... all very happy with the price.  I get to play with it in two weeks when my birthday comes.
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Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 07:34:38 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SALE-BRAND-NEW-SAMYANG-8mm-f-3-5-FISHEYE-DSLR-LENS-for-CANON-DETACHABLE-HOOD-/330815197919?pt=AU_Lenses&hash=item4d061f52df

pretty decent price
if its gonna be used on a crop that is

I think I paid 245 from Buydig.  There was a coupon so I was able to pay less.  Brand new... full warranty... all very happy with the price.  I get to play with it in two weeks when my birthday comes.

cool let us know how it goes i'm just playing with the EOS-M and the 18-55 at the moment. I bit the bullet and installed the ML alpha on it to see how the intervalometer goes, it looks pretty good so far. I think ML is really gonna unlock some serious potential in the M
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Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 07:34:38 PM »