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

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
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  • 180° fisheye 
  • 7 blades circular opening
  • Dust and moisture resistant 
  • Metal mount 
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

A versatile fisheye zoom lens offering a choice of full frame or circular image. The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is part of Canon’s high performance L series lenses and delivers fantastic image quality, even with such a wide angle view.

Features

  • Circular or full frame Fisheye zoom lens
  • Part of Canon’s acclaimed L series
  • Durable and rugged design
  • Quiet and fast autofocus
  • Full-time manual focusing
  • Easier lens cleaning

A zoom lens that offers a unique perspective

Circular or full frame Fisheye zoom lens

There’s no need to buy two specialist lenses when the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM offers, either full frame or circular fisheye images when used with cameras with a 24x36mm (full frame) sensor. For photographers shooting with DSLR’s with a smaller sensor, full frame fisheye images are possible. With a 180 diagonal field of view, capturing the whole scene in a single image has never been easier.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.

Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF mode.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

Easier lens cleaning
The foremost and rearmost lens surfaces are treated with a Fluorine Coating which enables the easier cleaning of the lens surface compared to existing coatings.

Reviews

"The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 USM L Fisheye came as a little surprise. Fish-eye prime lenses have seen quite a revival in recent years but few people had a zoom lens which such specs on the immediate radar. 
The Canon lens is a rather unusual being in a couple of aspects although it is not the first fish-eye zoom lenses

Post date: 23/09/2011 - 00:00

"As you can see, there’s a big difference in the field of view on a full frame camera and an APS-C frame camera with this lens.  The thing you notice above is the vignetting hits at totally different places with the 5D and 7D.  On the 7D, you can back off to about 10mm before you start having a bad vignetting problem, which puts you at a field of view equivalent to 16mm on the 5D.

Post date: 07/09/2011 - 00:00

"This isn't exactly the lens you want to go to for macro work, but it does offer 0.39x magnification at its close focusing range of six inches.

Like all L-series Canon lenses, build quality on the EF 8-15mm ƒ/4L USM is exceptional, incorporating
seals for weather and dust-resistance. It's fairly heavy - 540 grams (around 19 ounces)
Post date: 09/08/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
ring USM (Ultrasonic motor)
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
8 - 15mm
Internal zooming: 
No
Angle of view: 
180° - 175.5°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.8x
Max Magnification: 
0.3x
Lens construction: 
14 elements in 11 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.15m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
78.0mm
Length: 
83.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
gel filters via a holder at the rear
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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