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Canon announces a zoom fisheye lens

by mediavets » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:21 pm

Canon announces an 8mm-15mm zoom fisheye lens:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/10082616canon8mm15mm.asp
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by HansKeesom » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:23 pm

http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2010/08/25/canon-8-15mm-f4-l-the-fisheye-zoom-lens/ says 1400 dollar

If the optics etc are good I can surely see a market for it, but likely professionals only :-)

I like the zoom-lock, preventing any creeping while making a pano.
f4 makes it a lens you can use indoors for other things then pano's which is always nice.
8-15 mm sounds like anything from 4 shots quick pano's to 100 shot pano's...I like the flexibility. From there you can do the rest with your standard set of lenses.
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by GURL » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:21 pm

[url wrote:http://robgalbraith.com[/url] ]The EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye is to ship in January 2011 at an expected street price of US$1400 in the U.S.

A lens hood is available as an accessory (to be used at 15 mm setting) so that this lens needs no shaving when used with a FF sensor...
As usual the used "fisheye" projection is not specified and use for spherical panos ignored.

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=3507
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by tived » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:26 am

thanks going to be one very nice lens to have
L-quality! I am impressed!

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by hankkarl » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:37 am

HansKeesom wrote:http://dancarrphotography.com/blog/2010/08/25/canon-8-15mm-f4-l-the-fisheye-zoom-lens/ says 1400 dollar

If the optics etc are good I can surely see a market for it, but likely professionals only :-)

That's not a bad price for an "L" lens. (According to Canon "L" means luxury, but I think it means "lots and lots of bucks").

You may get a few bucks off depending on how it compares to the others out there.

The Tokina 10-17 is $579 at B&H.

According to sigmaphoto.com, the Sigma 8mm f/3.5 is $1,230 but B&H has it for $899. It may be that a sigma prime beats a Canon zoom, the lens tests will be interesting.
The Sigma 15mm f/2.8 lists at $940 but is $609 at B&H

Canon's aren't discounted as much-the 16-35L lists at $1699, B&H has it at $1520.

You may have a choice of two Sigma primes for $1508 or one Canon zoom for a street price of $1200-1300.

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by klausesser » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:07 pm

tived wrote:thanks going to be one very nice lens to have
L-quality! I am impressed!

Henrik

Hi Hank!

Let´s wait how it performes in real life . .
The "L" mark dosn´t mean much as experiences show :/:cool:

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by parisbyphoto » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:59 pm

I went to the Canon Paris expo and had a quick play with this lens. I asked about the zoom lock feature, which is not actually a zoom lock as far as I understood the response. Rather it locks the available zoom rage to the sensor size for APS-C or H. I used it on the 1DS3 shown in the pic. It was not fully circular at the widest setting. I asked if I could try it out on my own camera, or use my CF card, but they said no:(

You can see the C and H on the lens in the attached pic. There is a lock on the other side you set to lock the range to either one.




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