Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye

Last Updated (11 March’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ The-digital-picture

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye is a Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens with 180° Diagonal Angle of View. It has 15mm of focal length with maximum aperture of 4.0, and closest focusing distance up to 0.16m / 6.2 in. The lens construction consist of 14 elements in 11 groups and features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Reviews

The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens is an impressively sharp lens. It is razor sharp even wide open and right into the outer edge of the image circle – which you can of course see entirely when using a full frame lens. Both lenses performed identically.”
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Cameralabs reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“There’s no doubt the Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye is an exciting and original lens. In one fell-swoop it does the job of four models, three of which never existed in Canon’s own catalogue and one of which wasn’t made by anyone at all.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

SLRGear reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“As a result of Canon’s USM focusing system and the relatively short focus throw, it takes well less than a second to go through the focusing range. The lens makes almost no noise as it does this. As well, autofocus results can be overridden at any time by simply turning the focusing ring.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Techradar reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“On a full-frame camera such as the EOS Canon 5D Mark II, the EF 8-15mm Fisheye is a wonderfully versatile lens that enables you to switch between circular and diagonal fisheye effects with a twist of the zoom ring. Image quality is very good in terms of sharpness, contrast and resistance to ghosting and flare, although colour fringing can be quite noticeable.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photozone reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“Typical for a fish-eye lens you will have to live with some CAs in the corner regions – more so at 15mm than at 8mm. Some purple fringing will also be visible in extreme contrast situations but this issue is, again, lower than average for a lens in this class.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“At 8mm and f/4, sharpness in the centre of the frame is outstanding. Towards the edges of the projected image circle, sharpness drops off gradually only reaching fair levels at this aperture. As the lens is stopped down, the clarity towards the edges of the image circle improves dramatically and between f/8 and f/11 resolution approaches excellent levels throughout the image circle.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photo.net reviews the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye and writes;
“Besides the ability to zoom and act as both an 8mm circular fisheye and a 15mm frame filling fisheye on a full frame 35mm camera, the EF 8-15/4L USM can act as a full frame (i.e. frame filling) fisheye with a 180° angle of view on both APS-H format cameras (EOS 1D series) and APS-C cameras (EOS 7D, 60D and digital Rebels).”
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Video Reviews

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Reviews

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Manual

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Features

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Features

The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye provides 180º diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180º circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It uses Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM), and Floating Focus System for fast auto focus even down to a close 6.2″ (0.16 m).

The lens features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. The rear gel holder holds up to 3 pre-cut filters. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time.

Specifications:

+ Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 15mm 4.0

+ Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups

+ Diagonal Angle of View: 180°

+ Focus Adjustment: Lens extension via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism

+ Closest Focusing Distance: 0.16m / 6.2 in.

+ Drive System: Ring USM

+ Filter Size: Rear Gel Holder (accepts up to 3 pre-cut gel filters)

+ Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.1 x 3.7 in, 19.1 oz / 78.5 x 83.0mm, 540g


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