Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Sample Videos

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Canon Rumors Guy

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  • Jul 20, 2010
    <p><strong>A lot of people are waiting for this lens.
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">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.</span></strong></p>
    <p><strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">All signs point to us not being able to buy this lens until January.</span></strong></p>
    <div id="attachment_5317" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 348px"><a href=""><img class="size-full wp-image-5317" title="movie_capture_01" src="" alt="" width="338" height="190" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Click the image for the movie</p></div>
    <p><em>thanks arpad</em></p>
    <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>


    EOS R
    Aug 11, 2010
    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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    EOS R
    Sep 19, 2010
    Ottawa Ontario
    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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    Edwin Herdman

    Etienne said:
    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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    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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