Canon 8-15mm F4L Fisheye Zoom Review

Back in August 2010, this Fisheye “L” zoom lens was announced by Canon, but unfortunately it was delayed and prolonged for more because of the natural disaster –a tsunami badly summoned waves of destruction on the island where this lens was manufactured. So after the long wait, the Canon 8-15mm F4L Fisheye lens have just hit the floor where we know those photo-loving community have already one prepping for their own hands-on review. The questions right now is that, if this ultra-wide lens is in good-terms for both upgrades and new purchases? Is it built as strong as normal “L” lenses? What are it’s new features that we should be looking forward? Let’s check how it performs after the break.

Canon 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye Zoom Quick Look

Canon 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye Zoom Review Snippet

Dan Carr Photography blog takes a hands-on review on the new Canon ultra-wide EF 8-15mm F4L lens showcasing a thorough review on both functionality, built, optical design and performance. The review describes the added versatility of the new fisheye lens when fitted on both crop and full-frame cameras while boasting excellent image quality. Interestingly, it’s Canon’s first 12mm fisheye lens for APS-H cameras and first circular fisheye lens too. Also notable feature was the zoom limit switch that allows you to control your zoom range before vignetting on crop cameras that’s 10mm to 15mm on an APS-C and 12mm to 15mm on APS-H. Accordingly, what else can you ask for “L” lenses that normally shaped in a very sleek built body with smooth zoom/focus ring and incredibly fast focus (USM).

However, besides the poorly designed lens cap and extreme price tag, there’s few more technical views you need to see yourself laid in the review proper.

You can check out the full review here.


Canon 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye Zoom Sample Moview

This film was shot using only an EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D. For underwater footage, the cameras were encased in MDX-PRO 5D Mark II and MDX-7D camera housings and utilized a custom-made dome port.

This is a sample cut-scene on the movie, click the image to go to the film by Canon.

Image Credit: Canon

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