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Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« on: October 13, 2010, 08:59:19 PM »

A lot of people are waiting for this lens.

Check out a video made with the upcoming EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye lens. It’s going to be a very fun lens to use. They used a 5D Mark II and 7D to make the film.


All signs point to us not being able to buy this lens until January.


Click the image for the movie


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Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« on: October 13, 2010, 08:59:19 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 10:32:09 PM »
Incredible technique and vision right there.  I would love to know what sort of budget they had, but I won't put any spoilers in here... :)

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 09:58:29 AM »
Good lens for a crop camera, but not that useful for full frame

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 11:44:37 AM »
Good lens for a crop camera, but not that useful for full frame

It's good on either camera.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 11:56:30 AM »
I think it does exactly what a fisheye is supposed to do on a full-frame, giving you the option of a perfect circular image or a partial fisheye ... it's pretty awesome to have that choice built in to a single lens.  not sure why it wouldn't be "that useful for full frame".

the video is great (especially the music) but I gotta say, some of the moments where the heli is turning and the camera is panning wildly at the same time are a little nausea-inducing ...

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 03:34:18 PM »
Canon 15mm fisheye is $650
Samyang 14 MM is $450
Both are f2.8

Circular fisheye in a mostly black frame doesn't interest me much, but some may like that. So for me the canon 8-15 is a 15mm f4 fisheye for full frame.

However on a Crop it is a very useful 13mm fisheye to 24mm wide angle, and that is great to have in one lens.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 11:05:49 PM »
However on a Crop it is a very useful 13mm fisheye to 24mm wide angle, and that is great to have in one lens.


Actually 16mm (for 180deg diagonal aka Full Frame Fisheye) to 24/20mm on APS-C/H sensors. See this. Perfect for me since I got FF and APS-C bodies.
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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 07:41:29 PM »
However on a Crop it is a very useful 13mm fisheye to 24mm wide angle
I'm wondering about this.  I don't believe that narrowing a fisheye removes the characteristic distortion.  Or maybe it does.  It seems safe to assume that the intro zoom shot was done on a full frame camera, but it doesn't seem to defish - it almost looks like it distorts "the other way" (inverted fish!) instead.  Any comments?

Then again, who has used a fisheye zoom before?  Aside from the people in the credits of the movie, I mean.

Since everybody's watched the movie by now, I was wondering all along what sort of housing they used for the underwater scenes.

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Re: Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 07:47:14 PM »
At 8mm, it should still produce a fish-eye effect on a crop sensor body, but to a lesser extent.

Otherwise, the FOVCF leaves out most of the distortion.

It's a nice lens, and a great idea, but to be honest, I don't see this being very practical - as with most fish-eye lenses. The difference between this and the 15mm, though, is the price difference. I doubt it will be very popular, as in most cases the regularity of its usage does not warrant the price.

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 07:47:14 PM »