I'm not a fan of most fisheye work, but every time I see one of TexPhoto's shots (this one, his basketball shots, and others) I realize that in the right hands a fisheye lens can achieve some excellent results. The idea of a de-fished real estate shot also intrigues me...
16-35 is a fantastic lens. I have a Tokina 11-6mm f2.8 I shoot on my 1D Mark IV. Crop lenses from 3rd partys generally work great on the Mark IV. But my favorite lens for close up Sports on the Mark IV is the 8-15mm fisheye!It's funny you say that, the 8-15 was introduced just as I finally decided to give up on the 1.3 cameras, it was the only thing that gave me second thoughts. I really like using fisheyes for regular images and have been using Fisheye Hemi for years, I even used to shoot real estate with the 15 and with one click of a button there is no distortion, very cool tools.
Thanks to mackguyver
, and CarlTN
for the compliments. This was shot at 11mm but there is some cropping. I am standing on the curb of a 90 degree corner in the race and panning hard. ƒ/8.0 11.0 mm 1/250 ISO 100 Flash: -2 Shutter speed priority AE Trying to get some background motion blur. I did ge more with slower shutter speeds, but did not crisp bike & rider I wanted.
I had my eye on a 1D Mark IV since it came out and really liked the idea of a 1.3 crop. When my 7D went down (bad power supply) The 7D was a fantastic compliment to my 5D first a II then a III. Bought the Mark IV used for $3K used, and it is just awesome all by itself... Love it. 7D returned to the stable after repairs and now I use all three.
My 8-15mm replaced a sigma 15mm fisheye, and is one of my favorite lenses on all 3 cameras.
You were in Puerto Rico and did not come by for a visit!