Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle
Great stuff everyone. So after about 6 months of being undecided on which fisheye or wide angle lens to get, I am pretty sure I am going to go with the canon
15mm f2.8 fisheye. I was very close to buying the 17-40L, but I already have a couple L lenses and saw a few down sides to the lens (for my purposes). Does
anyone have any good knowledge on the 15mm fisheye or big pros and cons? I will be using it on an xti, so there won't be a lot of distortion, but still
some. Thanks for the help. I also considered the tokina 10-17 fisheye, but I felt there was too much distortion for what I want the lens for.
You seem to be confused. Even on a cropped body like an XTi, the Canon 15mm f/2.8 FE will still produce pronounced barrel distortion. If you want
to avoid distortion, you should avoid fisheyes altogether. If you decide to go for the extreme distortion on an XTi however, I recommend the Sigma 10mm f/2.8
FE. It is far better suited with a cropped body rather than the Canon 15mm.
Thanks for the info. I'm not confused, I know it has some distortion and I want that. But I like the amount of distortion it gives on a cropped body rather than a 10mm fisheye. Thanks for the info and pic.
dunkahollik - Thanks for the link man. I was checking out the pics and that is the type of distortion I want. Thanks