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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2013, 07:51:43 AM »
there is the lensbaby fisheye: http://lensbaby.com/optics-fisheye

Rather inexpensive, might buy one myself in time...


Remember...you have to have a Lensbaby Lens to drop that into. Most common is the Composer Pro @$280 Plus $150 for the fisheye =$430 and if you pick up a used sigma or Canon fisheye you are in the same ballpark money-wise with WAY better optics and FF coverage...plus the Lensbaby vignettes intensely on a FF camera...
It does have a certain fun, artistic appeal though!
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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2013, 08:01:06 AM »
Not quite what you're seeking, but have you seen the "little cyclops"?  Would fit in with your budget.  But IQ looks a bit questionable.
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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 08:04:45 AM »
I hunted down a Sigma EX DG 15 for just over $400 and should be in this week. 

I am not a huge fish eye fan, but have seen a lot of great work with them which is why I opted for the 15mm which I think has more practical usage than the smaller sizes. 

I think it is a lens that can really do some nice shots, but definitely a specialty lens.  Eventually would like to get into the Tilt-Shifts as well, but those are completely another beast

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2013, 10:22:38 AM »
I have the Zenitar 16mm f2.8, it is a full frame fisheye that covers without vignetting mi Canon 5D mark II.
Just google and you will find pics and reviews.
Image quality is quite good, and at f8 it is perfect, but sometimes you get tired with such a fisheye distortion.
A brand new one could cost around 200$, with a little more you could get the samyang 14mm, it is not fisheye but it is extremely wide open with an astonish image quality.
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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2013, 10:46:18 AM »
I was in the same situation, I wanted to get a Fisheye but not spending too much, after a little bit of reading I decided to get the Siggy 15mm DG EX, so far I'm quite happy with it.  ;D

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2013, 10:57:39 AM »
The Canon 15mm FE is pretty nice, mine was so much better than the Samyang 14mm I bought it was like night and day. (The Samyang 14mmis not a fisheye, but it does distort everything)
 
I was able to pickup a used 15mm FE for $250, but deals like that don't happen often.  The front cap was missing, but there were no marks on the glass, and a new cap cost $27.  I used a front lens thread repair tool to expand the built-in metal hood very slightly so the cap fits snugly and securely.

Good luck in finding a decent one of these... getting exceptionally hard to find (in the Bay area, Cali) and when you do they are usually quite "used". Cost more for a used Canon than the Sigma... the Siggy is newer, cheaper (new or used), warrantied if new, sharper and better built. I chased the Canon 15mm for quite a while, finally tested out a few 8-15L but Siggy won out after all was said and done. I also tried a few selections in the Bower/Rokinon/Samyang route, 8mm / 14mm... meh, no AF, cheesy build. Sigma still kicked arse. Love their 10-20mm for a crop, a great choice for the 7D. Not a true fish on a the crop but still fishy enough.

Some rarely use their fishes, me... I use it quite often. I own a lot of "L" glass, actually all "L" except for the Sigma's I spoke of. When my son was about to arrive, it was this 15mm Fish that I took into the delivery room. There are lots of examples in my Flickr link if you want to see more...

You are right!
 
Used Canon 15mm FE's are indeed getting hard to find.  I've bought a couple for low prices in  past years, but nothing cheap has popped up in the last two years on our local Craigslist.
 
The Sigma has a good reputation, I'd buy it any day over another Samyang.  Someone was trying to sell a used Sigma for $600, that seemed a bit pricey.  I guess the Canon 8-15mm has pulled used prices up.
 
I had been looking at the refurb 8-15mm L and the MP-65 longingly while they were on sale.  They are out of stock now, but I had already decided to save my pennies and see what new products appear later this year. 

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2013, 11:48:36 AM »
The Canon 15mm FE is pretty nice, mine was so much better than the Samyang 14mm I bought it was like night and day. (The Samyang 14mmis not a fisheye, but it does distort everything)
 
I was able to pickup a used 15mm FE for $250, but deals like that don't happen often.  The front cap was missing, but there were no marks on the glass, and a new cap cost $27.  I used a front lens thread repair tool to expand the built-in metal hood very slightly so the cap fits snugly and securely.

Good luck in finding a decent one of these... getting exceptionally hard to find (in the Bay area, Cali) and when you do they are usually quite "used". Cost more for a used Canon than the Sigma... the Siggy is newer, cheaper (new or used), warrantied if new, sharper and better built. I chased the Canon 15mm for quite a while, finally tested out a few 8-15L but Siggy won out after all was said and done. I also tried a few selections in the Bower/Rokinon/Samyang route, 8mm / 14mm... meh, no AF, cheesy build. Sigma still kicked arse. Love their 10-20mm for a crop, a great choice for the 7D. Not a true fish on a the crop but still fishy enough.

Some rarely use their fishes, me... I use it quite often. I own a lot of "L" glass, actually all "L" except for the Sigma's I spoke of. When my son was about to arrive, it was this 15mm Fish that I took into the delivery room. There are lots of examples in my Flickr link if you want to see more...

You are right!
 
Used Canon 15mm FE's are indeed getting hard to find.  I've bought a couple for low prices in  past years, but nothing cheap has popped up in the last two years on our local Craigslist.
 
The Sigma has a good reputation, I'd buy it any day over another Samyang.  Someone was trying to sell a used Sigma for $600, that seemed a bit pricey.  I guess the Canon 8-15mm has pulled used prices up.
 
I had been looking at the refurb 8-15mm L and the MP-65 longingly while they were on sale.  They are out of stock now, but I had already decided to save my pennies and see what new products appear later this year.

That MP-65 is a great lens... I don't do enough macro work to justify it but if I did, that lens is as good as it gets. Tricky lens though.

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2013, 11:48:36 AM »

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2013, 12:08:46 PM »
I have an 8mm  rokinon fisheye.  I like it  it is sharp.  I  stop it down to around f8  or so.   it is entirely round,  but it works well enough.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2013, 12:10:23 PM »
 I paid 255  for the new version where the hood is removable.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2013, 12:14:29 PM »
Love the Sigma 15mm DG EX rect. fisheye.... all on 5D3s and produces a 180 diagonal FOV. I'm an admitted fisheye addict ;) I bought a new one for 550$US and a used one for UW work for 350$US both are quite sharp and did better than the 8-15L @ 15mm.

fantastic shots just what im looking for :)

Thanks, hope it helps...

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Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2013, 12:14:29 PM »