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Old February 25th, 2010, 02:43 AM   #1
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I've got a point card for a local electronics shop and was going to get myself another lens or a flash. The 1dmark4 is the camera I now have. The two lenses I was looking at were the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye or Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye. Was wondering, from a video perspective, what people have thought about fisheye lenses.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #2
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Don't over use it, every lens has its place. Note however that the 7D has a crop factor of 1.6x so your 15mm fisheye become a 24mm wide which is not very fishy. To take advantage of the fisheye you need a camera like the 5DII which has a full frame sensor.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:49 AM   #3
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I think Jason's new camera has a crop factor of 1.3X. Maybe we need a new Forum section for that camera? (or all the Canon DSLR's in one huge section?)
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Old February 25th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #4
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This is the 15mm canon on the 7D.

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Old February 25th, 2010, 07:16 AM   #5
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I have a Tokina 10-17 fisheye lens, bought a few years ago for still photography purposes. As far as I know this is the only fisheye zoomlens on the market. It is amazingly sharp and has a very clear view. Although I haven't yet heard a lot about this lens for video purposes I will give it a try for sure when I have my 7D in hand (ordered yesterday).
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Old February 25th, 2010, 09:37 AM   #6
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Greg that skate footage was awesome
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #7
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Greg, nice job. I have a Nikon 10.5mm fisheye that I use, with ana adapter, on my 7D. I love it, especially for still work because I can defish it with software, resulting in an ultra-wide FOV. Also, you usually don't need to worry about focus when shooting video with a fish.

Like you, I often find my shadow in the shot. I enjoyed watching you skate around to keep up with the boarder.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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Love your work Greg.
What specific 15mm lens was that?
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