Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (converted to EOS mount) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Images

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the EOS 350D (converted RAWs via RSP). Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the full-size images are supplied in JPEG2000 format. You should be able to display the images in most modern imaging applications such as Photoshop. This is a measurement to limit the bandwidth which is a scarce resource.

If you prefer to watch the full-size samples in your Internet Explorer browser you may try the JPEG2000 ActiveX Control (Windows) plug-in. I've checked out a few plug-ins for Mozilla/Opera but haven't really found a good one. Firefox will open IE if you install the ActiveX Control above.

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 800
Focal Length 0.0mm
Exposure Data: f/0.0 @ 1/10s
Size 2312x3472
Make
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
100
0.0mm
f/0.0 @ 15.0s
3472x2312
Make
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 0.0mm
Exposure Data: f/0.0 @ 1/250s
Size 2312x3472
Make
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
400
0.0mm
f/0.0 @ 1/400s
2312x3472

Verdict

Using the Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye was pure fun thanks to the extreme fisheye effect so a technical analysis of the lens seems almost pointless. That said it is a pretty sharp lens. Its major optical flaw is flare which will be easily visible in many images. Due to the extreme field-of-view there's also almost no way to shield the lens from strong light sources to avoid the problem. Due to the lack of electronic and mechanical coupling to the camera you will need to operate the lens like in the photographic stone age but it is really easy. Naturally this is no mainstream lens but if you can live with its limitations and want to try a different style of photography just give it a try!

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