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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« on: December 03, 2011, 09:58:33 PM »
When Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L fisheye was announced it definately looked like a very interesting proposition.
There is still precious little out there in terms of reviews or sample images.

True to form, Photozone was early to have a look at it and gives it the thumbs up.

Technical reviews are valuable, but genuine user responses and sample images really are needed to form a more complete, well informed position on whether or not to drop the Visa card on one.

If you have this lens, what's your viewpoint?

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 11:19:31 PM »
Love Mine.
Lots of images in the Flickr group for this lens: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon8-15mm/pool/with/6408764949/

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 11:28:43 PM »
kist got it a day ago so havent had much time to play with it but i love love  love it

get it stop worrying about images i have a 5Dmk II and wow is all i have to say 

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 12:15:01 AM »
I love mine, I haven't used it a lot... but it's fantastic so far.

I'll post some photos when i get around to emptying my memory cards.


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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 01:06:32 AM »
Love Mine.
Lots of images in the Flickr group for this lens: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon8-15mm/pool/with/6408764949/


Good to see the Flickr galleries. Thanks. It's a broad based insight into the characteristics and look of this lens.

With the old 15mm Canon fisheye there was software to "de-fish" the images if that's what you wanted to do.
It was quite an economical way of shooting ultrawide, but without the fishy distortion.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »
I was about to create a new thread to ask the same question when I saw this thread.

Thank you Paul and all who gave feedback!

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 06:02:14 PM »
traded mine in on a 14L II.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 08:12:14 AM »
kist got it a day ago so havent had much time to play with it but i love love  love it

get it stop worrying about images i have a 5Dmk II and wow is all i have to say 

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I love your cat, can I have it? ><

DigitalRev did a review on their youtube channel - but I have to ask

Is it a lens really worth thinking about - or is it just a fun thing to have, that you'd use only once in a while when you feel like it - albeit a very expensive fun thing... Are there any real world applications you'd WANT to use it?

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 08:28:30 AM »
I love mine more than I had anticipated and I already owned the 15mm.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 10:11:44 PM »
I'll be getting one as soon as I can :)
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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 05:53:25 PM »
actually I admit to wanting to buy this lens for a couple of months, but I kind of shied away from it, thinking that the fishy distortion would be too much. Seeing those posted samples I am reconsidering. Can anyone point me to some good architecture sample shots using the 8-15mm? I would be interested to see just what it can do in such an environment. For example the shot posted by revup67 in the 8-15mm gallery showing the steps is a very nice composition, because a central element, in this case the steps is not distorted too much.
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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 06:21:25 PM »
This is what I found in a search. I haven't looked in detail, but some of them look quite interesting.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon8-15mm/pool/tags/architecture/
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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 07:11:58 PM »
Yes, indeed. Thank you!

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 06:54:35 PM »
I was lookiing at one in our local camera store yesterday while trying to pump the salesman about any new models.  I seldom use my 15mm FE, so it would be a very high price per image lens, maybe one to rent for a special use.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 07:23:35 PM »
I was lookiing at one in our local camera store yesterday while trying to pump the salesman about any new models.  I seldom use my 15mm FE, so it would be a very high price per image lens, maybe one to rent for a special use.

That is what has been holding me back from getting this lens too. I'm afraid it would just become a nice toy in the bag after a few weeks...

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Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 07:23:35 PM »