15mm fisheye, 100mm macro, or 60mm macro

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rweakins, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. rweakins macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2007
    if you had a choice between canon's 15mm fisheye, 100mm macro and 60mm macro which would be your choice?
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Depends on if I were shooting an architectural interior, an insect on a flower or documenting my stamp collection.

    It would be quite a chalange to attempt the insect photo with a fish eye or the architectural interior with a 100mm macro.

    EDIT: If you body lacks a focus motor, I think the 60mm Macro now comes in AF-S and I don't think there is an AS-F 100mm. If the body is DX size then 14mm is not really a fisheye. Nikon makes a 10.5 fish eye that does work on DX.
  3. rweakins thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2007
    well i do a little of everything. i know the fisheye is more of a specialized lens and the macro ones are a little more versatile. just looking for maybe some pros and cons
  4. raxafarian macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    which camera? The 15mm fisheye isn't the best choice on a crop camera. If you have a full size sensor... then maybe... depending on what you want to take photos of.
  5. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    and what other lenses do you have?
    if it's supposed to be your only one, and you like shooting portraits as well, the effect of the fisheye even if cropped/adjusted isn't going to work very well..it's best for interiors and architecture,I think.
    if you have a cropped sensor, you might consider the 60mm.
    I'd also get the fastest between the two macros, but that's just me.
  6. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    60mm or 100mm depending on the need for working distance and non-macro usage. Fisheyes are just too seldom useful for what I shoot to purchase one.

    I'd probably end up with the 100mm (well, ok- I'd buy the Tamron 90mm because it 's a better value) due to the working distance.
  7. rweakins thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2007
    i have a 50D.


    does the tamron quality compare to the canon 100mm
  8. anubis macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2003
    15mm canon fisheye would be useless on your 50D. The fisheye effect isn't nearly pronounced enough on a crop. It was designed with 1.3x and FF in mind. If you want to get a fisheye, your only quality choice is the Peleng 8mm.
  9. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    ... unless you just want a super-wide lens, then the EF-S 10-22 is worth looking at.
  10. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    There are several fisheyes for Canons: Tokina makes a unique 11-17 mm fisheye zoom. Sigma makes an 8 mm (circular) and a 15 mm (diagonal) fisheye.

    What's better, steak, sushi or apple cake?
    Nobody can give you an answer which lens you should get.
  11. rweakins thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2007
    i've looked at the 10-22, it's just not in my price range right now. i would love you have that though no doubt
  12. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    I have the 100mm macro, and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Then again, as an aspiring entomologist (and scientific photographer working at an entomology lab), the 100mm macro is my preferred lens.

    If you want to see some samples from the 100mm macro, take a look at my gallery (link in my sig). I think 98% of the shots were taken with the macro lens.
  13. jbernie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Maybe wait for the 10-22 to be in your price range? If you buy something now then it will take even longer to get in the price range.

    I had a friends 10-22 & 50 1.8 when I was in Sydney last year, I used that 10-22 a lot more than you might expect for such a wide angle. If you really do not have a true use for a macro or fish eye lens I would suggest waiting a while longer.

    For me, it is the 10-22 or a 70-200. Depending on what is under the tree this year one of those might be coming home :).
  14. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    The EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM is perhaps one of the sharpest non L lenses, other than the 85 mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.2 through f/1.8.
  15. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    OP is shooting Canon.

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