Monday, August 30, 2010

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Zoom Effect Example

Canon’s new EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM zoom lens offers photographers the creative possibilities of shooting both circular and full frame images and CPN managed to grab the opportunity to shoot some footage with the lens attached to an EOS 5D Mark II DSLR showing it zooming from a circular fisheye image to a full frame fisheye.
On full frame cameras, such as the EOS 5D Mark II or the EOS-1Ds Mark III, the lens works as both a circular fisheye, where a circular image is projected back to the sensor, and a full frame fisheye where the scene fills the entire sensor.

 Click here to watch a short clip showing the zooming effect of the EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye lens with the full frame EOS 5D Mark II DSLR.

When the EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM zoom is used with EOS DSLRs with APS-C or APS-H sensors the lens produces a more traditional, full frame fisheye view. A zoom-lock mechanism on the lens body allows the range to be limited to the focal length that ensures the best full frame view that’s possible without unsightly edge vignetting. ‘C’ and ‘H’ markings are located next to the lens’ zoom operation ring, indicating the wideangle zoom position where vignette-free shooting is possible with either sensor; thus allowing photographers to achieve optimum results with any EOS body. 


  1. sweet blog dude

  2. love fisheyes!

  3. just doing my daily

  4. Are you actually into photography?
    I'm a fan of Canon's products.
    I put some original photos in my last blog post, if you'd like to check them out.

  5. cool

  6. hi bro, nice post today..
    i'll sure keep coming to check the news
    so bring that shit up!
    also, i might post about that thing i told you tomorrow
    be sure to check it out
    take care :)

  7. I'm also a fan of photography. I have a canon EOS 450D with two lenses: an EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
    and an EF 55-250mm f/4.0-5,6 IS. It's good to find people like you in here!

  8. I've used this model but am not impressed. I prefer a sharper lens for my delicate photography and a wider one for doing scenery. Thanks for the info though.

    Why not check out my new SCII gaming blog and help support me? I'll do same =)

  9. Just showing some daily support. :)

  10. Followin'

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