Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye

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esbenlp

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Hello all. New to the forum but wanted to contribute right away by adding to the lens gallery. So, I have made this collection of real world samples from my use of Canon's 15mm fisheye on a 1D MKII. I hope it will help give an idea of the performance of this lens.


Shutter Speed: 1/4096 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/395 second
Aperture: F/8.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 50


Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 200


Shutter Speed: 1/13 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 800


Shutter Speed: 1/40 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 200


Shutter Speed: 1/100 second
Aperture: F/8.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 50


Shutter Speed: 1/21 second
Aperture: F/8.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/8 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 800


Shutter Speed: 1/100 second
Aperture: F/5.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/200 second
Aperture: F/7.1
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 50


Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
Aperture: F/11.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 50


Shutter Speed: 1/160 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/320 second
Aperture: F/9.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 200


Shutter Speed: 15/1 second
Aperture: F/22.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 50


Shutter Speed: 1/30 second
Aperture: F/2.8
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/60 second
Aperture: F/4.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
Aperture: F/4.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 400


Shutter Speed: 1/30 second
Aperture: F/11.0
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 50

I hope this could be a help to someone looking for samples of this fun-to-use lens.
 

RuneL

EOS RP
Nov 23, 2010
201
0
Thanks for sharing these, there's some really nice stuff here.
That first picture, is that Denmark.

I've been to some of the other places, I'm sure. The church definitely.
 

Moderator1

EOS 6D MK II
Nov 30, 2010
841
7
Nice photos!

5D MK III, EF 15mm
Getting ready for our home fireworks show. Bad weather, of course.



The effect is not really noticible when shooting off the fireworks, but I am quite close to them. It is a very practical lens for something like this where you are only 30 ft away.



 
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esbenlp

Guest
Thanks a lot for the comments. The first photo is in Frederikshavn at the railway station and the second is from RÃ¥bjerg Mile drifting dune. The photo with the gate is the sewers of Herodeon in Israel, the church is the Church of Agony in Jerusalem, the one with the light beam is from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher also in Jerusalem, the tilted photo is from Haifa Gardens as well as the one with the wedding photographer. The photo of the ceiling is from Beijing airport and the rest are from Tokyo.

I like this lens for the ability to get very close to things and still get all of it into the photo. On a 1.3x crop sensor, the 16mm end of the 16-35mm lens can still be a bit too long for some shots.
 

Bosman

EOS 6D MK II
Aug 30, 2011
879
0
Michigan
www.bosmanphotography.com
Heres one of my fav groom shots taken with the 15mm fisheye at F5.6 They were about a foot away lol.

Heres the groom playin golf.
F5.6 shoulda been F11 so he was more in focus...I was literally about 5 in from the ball

And one of the groomsmen snapped, it was pretty entertaining as you can see LOL
F5.6


Ok I put the Bosman Photography logo on it but it is actually a shot i took when shooting a marathon for my Sports Photography Business Fast Photo Pro. It will be hard to top since this is my hand high fiveing him while shooting with my free hand. I am so happy i nailed it because it may never happen again.
F8
 
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davehollandpics

Guest
Nice pics. I love this lens for sports, but because you get so close to the action it has taken a beating. I am disappointed that it has been discontinued. I ended up buying a second one just today. I'll probably keep looking for a third.

It is great on full frame but it is also a nice wide lens on the 7D like in the photo below. I use that all of the time as a second camera with my 1Div with the 70-200 for special events.
 

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Tcapp

EOS 7D MK II
Mar 24, 2012
506
0
30
Portland OR
www.TimothyCapp.com
Bosman said:
Heres one of my fav groom shots taken with the 15mm fisheye at F5.6 They were about a foot away lol.

Heres the groom playin golf.
F5.6 shoulda been F11 so he was more in focus...I was literally about 5 in from the ball

And one of the groomsmen snapped, it was pretty entertaining as you can see LOL
F5.6


Ok I put the Bosman Photography logo on it but it is actually a shot i took when shooting a marathon for my Sports Photography Business Fast Photo Pro. It will be hard to top since this is my hand high fiveing him while shooting with my free hand. I am so happy i nailed it because it may never happen again.
F8
Dude, I love the color and saturation in the first and third photos! If you don't mind my asking, how do you get it to look so darn good?
 

Bosman

EOS 6D MK II
Aug 30, 2011
879
0
Michigan
www.bosmanphotography.com
Thanks! I use Lightroom, now Lightroom 4. I have the Nik suite of programs but the the HDR one, its pretty much overrated. I never use them even though they are integrated with Aperture or LR. The only one i care about is the Silver Efex Pro for B&W's. I just wasted $80 on the new Silver Efex Pro 2 though. Diff Gui same limitations other than history states can be removed. I created a tone of BW effects and they aren't compatible with the new version. I emailed them telling them it was a waste of my money LOL.

Its funny, I struggled to get the color right on the 3rd image and gave up. Glad you like it though.
 

Tcapp

EOS 7D MK II
Mar 24, 2012
506
0
30
Portland OR
www.TimothyCapp.com
Bosman said:
Thanks! I use Lightroom, now Lightroom 4. I have the Nik suite of programs but the the HDR one, its pretty much overrated. I never use them even though they are integrated with Aperture or LR. The only one i care about is the Silver Efex Pro for B&W's. I just wasted $80 on the new Silver Efex Pro 2 though. Diff Gui same limitations other than history states can be removed. I created a tone of BW effects and they aren't compatible with the new version. I emailed them telling them it was a waste of my money LOL.

Its funny, I struggled to get the color right on the 3rd image and gave up. Glad you like it though.
I think it looks great, and a great use of the fisheye. Its challenging to really use the fisheye effectively.
 
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GND

Guest
A challenge with the 5D Mk.II is that there's no peripheral illumination correction provided for this lens so you have to post-process. Here's a real life sample on bright summer light, f/16, 1/160, ISO100, corners are several stops darker. I don't know if Mk.III now corrects this, users here please advise.
 

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Bosman

EOS 6D MK II
Aug 30, 2011
879
0
Michigan
www.bosmanphotography.com
GND said:
A challenge with the 5D Mk.II is that there's no peripheral illumination correction provided for this lens so you have to post-process. Here's a real life sample on bright summer light, f/16, 1/160, ISO100, corners are several stops darker. I don't know if Mk.III now corrects this, users here please advise.
First suggestion is if you want a more natural look pout the horizon and subject centered in the frame (anything that lines up with the center point) you can get pretty normal looking wides that way. Your horizon looks pretty close to correct, the street just really plays it up.
There is auto correct illumination or whatever in camera or in DPP software and i have seen that pretty much get eliminated in camera nicely. I for one like the vignette look. I didnt correct any of mine in the images i submitted above. In fact the last image of the marathoner is straight out of the camera.
Yes this is a challenging les but according to my meta data i have used it somewhere around 15,000 times :)
It is THE lens for wedding party dancing, pretty fun shots even if people aren't getting into it. When the party is lame use a fisheye lol.
 

Bosman

EOS 6D MK II
Aug 30, 2011
879
0
Michigan
www.bosmanphotography.com
Here is a tip for my fisheye friends.
what i did was find a good rubber band and then taped the cap and rubber band together. so when i want the cap on i stretch the rubber band and lock it on so it doesn't fall off.
 

pdirestajr

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 28, 2011
892
0
39
New York, NY
www.flickr.com
Bosman said:
Here is a tip for my fisheye friends.
what i did was find a good rubber band and then taped the cap and rubber band together. so when i want the cap on i stretch the rubber band and lock it on so it doesn't fall off.
And now is has one heck of a RED RING!
 

Bosman

EOS 6D MK II
Aug 30, 2011
879
0
Michigan
www.bosmanphotography.com
pdirestajr said:
Bosman said:
Here is a tip for my fisheye friends.
what i did was find a good rubber band and then taped the cap and rubber band together. so when i want the cap on i stretch the rubber band and lock it on so it doesn't fall off.
And now is has one heck of a RED RING!
Ha! I want everyone to think all i have is "L" lenses! Actually the fisheye is the only one that isnt and i can say the images it produces are totally L quality but yea, the focus is a noisy bugger. I usually pull this lens out when it is noisy anyway lol.