Why Stock Photos?
The short answer is that we use stock photos on some listings to save us time and to save you money. The longer answer is that we love to take photos of each and every lens, camera, and accessory, but doing so takes a lot of time and makes it difficult to get everything listed. So, we decided to compromise: take gorgeous photos of some things and charge a little more for them, and use stock photos for other items and charge a little less for those, all else equal.
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The Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye
The 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye is Canon’s all-in-one fisheye. This lens works with both full frame and crop frame cameras, but there are a couple of limitations: at the wide end, it fills nearly the entire frame on a crop sensor camera, but on a full frame camera it becomes a circular fisheye (a circular image inside the rectangular image with black edges). As you zoom to longer focal lengths, it becomes a standard fisheye filling a full-frame image (see the images below for examples).Now that we’ve covered that, the Canon 8-15mm f/4 L has a USM focusing motor for fast, silent focus, as well as full-time manual focus override. Optically, it has a floating element (for sharp, close-up photos) and a flourine front element coating that helps keep the front element from getting too dirty.
Well, where do I start? A triumph of technology over common sense, perhaps? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very good lens. It’s well-built, autofocuses accurately, and is quite sharp. They did a great job building it. I’m not sure why they built it, but they did a great job. So maybe I should call it a great lens in search of a purpose.
Fisheye shots are kind of like tequila shots – a few are fun but too many just make you sick. Which brings up the question: “Who spends $1,500 on a lens you would only use once in a while?” And I have the answer: rental houses. Because everyone wants to try this lens, but I don’t think many people are going to add it to their personal collection. Fun for a weekend or special shoot? Certainly.
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