Fisheye Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ebutka, May 23, 2008.

  1. ebutka macrumors regular

    ebutka

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    So I am traveling to Europe for 6 weeks for a study abroad program. I think it would be fun to shot with a fisheye lens. I have a Canon 20D with 17-85mm lens and my question is should I just get a screw on lens thats 67mm for about $100 or so? I know they do have a lot of fall off, but thats my idea. If anyone could help me out and made post some info if they have used a screw on, or if someone could post pictures. Thanks.
     
  2. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Your best option might be to purchase one of those Russian made fisheye lenses off ebay. They give you pretty good results on a 1.6x crop camera. I believe they run around $300-350. I don't know if you're budget will allow for it, but it's an option. I wouldn't really suggest a screw on filter to get the "fisheye" look.
     
  3. flinch13 macrumors regular

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    I agree... no use in wasting money on an accessory that you'll only use for a little while before upgrading to the real deal later. Pay the money, get great pictures, and keep using a quality lens. That's the best way. Otherwise you'll have a thousand mediocre pictures that you'll look at and wonder what they'd be like if you had used a better lens.
     
  4. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    I got the canon 1.8 fisheye a while back, and didnt think I would use it often. It is one of my favorite lenses now. I use it all the time. And its nice because its small, so not a hassle to carry around (i am used to using a canon 17-35 2.8 & canon 70-200 2.8 IS).

    You can really get some cool shots with the fish.
     
  5. ebutka thread starter macrumors regular

    ebutka

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    alright, thanks. I'm going to look now. Thanks.
     
  6. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    This is the only chance you'll get in your lifetime to take these photos... spend a couple hundred more and get a real lens. It will hold it's value for the most part and when you get back you can sell it if you're not crazy about it. Personally I'd skip the fisheye and buy a ultra-wide angle 12-24mm... but whatever you do don't waste your money of a cheap ebay lens that's going to give you poor image quality.
     

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