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 Post subject: Fisheye converters/adapters
PostPosted: February 5th, 2016, 1:00 pm 
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I just picked up a 10-22mm Canon EF-S and I love the wide angle format but was wondering if anyone has used fisheye adapters or the like. Any tips or advice are greatly appreciated.

I found this but am not sure if it's worth the money.
http://www.amazon.com/Fisheye-Filter-Ta ... mm+fisheye

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Travis


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 Post subject: Re: Fisheye converters/adapters
PostPosted: February 5th, 2016, 2:03 pm 
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Also I wanted to point out that a filter/adapter for Fisheye shots is appealing do to not having to lug another lens around in my camera bag.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisheye converters/adapters
PostPosted: February 5th, 2016, 8:53 pm 
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These adapters tend to be rather soft on the edges so you won't get sharp edge to edge shots.

The 10mm setting on your zoom lens is pretty close to fish-eye on a full frame camera anyway. On a canon 1.6x crop it isn't so much of course.

I might be willing to try something like one of these - http://www.amazon.com/0-43x-Altura-Phot ... 1454733077 - for $30. The problem is it won't fit on your 10-22 since that has a 77mm filter size.

But if you had an 18-55 kit lens for your camera you could attach it. The 0.43x means you multiply your lens focal length by 0.43 so your 18mm lens becomes a 7.74mm lens. That's wide enough that you need to be careful to keep your shoes out of a landscape shot.

Will they be sharp edge to edge....maybe not. Will there be some vignetting....maybe. But for $30, it could be fun to throw in a camera bag.

If I was really wanting to take fish-eye type pics with any frequency, I might by one of the cheaper Samyang fish eye lenses (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... sheye.html). It isn't $30, but for $250 you get a decent enough lens to use anywhere. 8mm doesn't sound like a lot different than 10mm, but it is quite a difference.

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Fisheye converters/adapters
PostPosted: February 11th, 2016, 7:54 am 
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Chris,

I have a similar product as the one you linked from Amazon for my 55mm rings but it only works for close up macro photography and I am not a fan of macro fisheye. I am just hoping I can get decent shots with a fisheye effect without having to lug another lens around.


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