Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 350D (converted RAWs).

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/13.0 @ 1/160s
Size 2312x3472

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/250s
Size 2312x3472

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/2000s
Size 2312x3472

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/13.0 @ 1/125s
Size 2312x3472

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/13.0 @ 1/160s
Size 2312x3472

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 15.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/200s
Size 2312x3472

Verdict

Fisheye lenses are a matter of taste and the type of distortions limits its scope to special effects. Other than that the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye is a very decent performer with high resolution figures and good construction quality (apart from the cap design). However, there´re some question marks whether the APS-C format doesn´t destroy most of the fisheye effect. On a 1.3x and full frame DSLR the lens will make more sense in this respect.

Another thing to consider may be that performance is not all that important for a fisheye anyway. If someone admires a good fisheye image he admires the effect and the composition - technical performance is more a side issue here.

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