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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Sub Wavelength and Fluorine Coatings
Specialized and versatile, the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a Canon L-series lens offering flexibility to a conventionally niche lens type. Capable of producing both circular and rectangular fisheye effects, this lens is characterized by its notable distortion and rounded image quality along with an immense 180° angle of view at the 8mm position. The optical design incorporates two ultra-low dispersion glass elements to limit chromatic aberrations and color fringing for high clarity and color accuracy, and a Sub Wavelength coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast.
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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Overview

Specialized and versatile, the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a Canon L-series lens offering flexibility to a conventionally niche lens type. Capable of producing both circular and rectangular fisheye effects, this lens is characterized by its notable distortion and rounded image quality along with an immense 180° angle of view at the 8mm position. The optical design incorporates two ultra-low dispersion glass elements to limit chromatic aberrations and color fringing for high clarity and color accuracy, and a Sub Wavelength coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast.

Balancing the refined optics, this 8-15mm f/4 also sports a ring-type USM mechanism to enable quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed and has a protective fluorine coating on the exposed elements for use in trying environmental conditions.

Unique fisheye zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 12.8-24mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range.
Zoom allows you to change from a circular 180° fisheye look to a rectangular image. Both ends produce dramatic, creatively distorted imagery.
Two ultra-low dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
A Sub Wavelength Coating has been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Protective fluorine coating has been applied to the front bulbous element to resist fingerprints and smudges and to make cleaning significantly easier.
Built-in filter holder is located at the rear of the lens and accepts cut gel filters.
UPC: 013803122275

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Specs

Focal Length8 to 15mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View180° to 175° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance5.91" / 15 cm
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeGel Filter (Rear)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.09 x 3.27" / 78.5 x 83 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.39" / 86 mm
Weight1.19 lb / 540 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 5.6 x 5.4"

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Reviews

Fish Beware

By Tara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

Cannot wait to get this on the ocean and get some amazing shots with it. It is an incredible lens!

Magic Lens

By Andrej
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

This is the second time I purchased this lens (replacement for stolen one). Very versatile, I use it for landscapes, special effects and funny animal portraits.

Very Nice WIDE Angle lens

By Lightvalve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-22

This lens offers a unique perspective and is priced fairly well for an L lens. Auto focus struggles a bit when using it on my R5 with EF to RF adapter.

Great Wide-Angle

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-05

Perfect on land and sea. Great for the skatepark. Crisp. Auto and manual focus were solid. Also used in an Aquatech water housing for waves/surfing. Sharp.

Very good lens for certain situations

By Keith
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-27

I really like this lens to add to my collection of Canon lenses. This ultra wide lens allows me to take images when nothing else works. I recently took photos of graffiti painted on the inside walls of a small abandoned mining building. This is NOT a lens to use for general photography, but is it very good for specific situations or for an unusual view of the world.

awesome lens for 360 photography

By Rodrigo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

I'm using this lens for 360 photography, paired with a full frame canon camera and it works amazing. very sharp and stitches perfectly with very few shots. dont use it that much for regular photography as it distorts like crazy, but its not the use in my setup.

Fun with Fisheye

By Dave Pushee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

I had been trying to find the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye lens for several months (apparently sold out everywhere. Eventually, I stumbled upon this one available through Canon's refurbished site. As far as I can tell, mine is in fine condition. I have been using it for about 5 weeks now and am beginning to understand a bit more about how to best use it. I use it on my R5 with the EF adapter and at 8mm it provides a full circle image. I have learned that you need to watch out that you don't include your own feet or shadow in the frame. I have noticed a blue fringe around the extreme edge of the photo and have also noticed some flare (even extending outside the circle) when the sun is at the outside edge of the lens. When working with the circular image in post processing, I crop to 1x1 with post-crop vignetting (changing the outer black area to white and shrinking the circle just enough to cover the blue fringe). Also in post processing, make sure you don't enable lens profile correction as that may straighten the image and ruin the circle.

So worth the price!

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

I bought a cheaper fisheye lens in the past and it didn't cut it. Buying the right gear makes a huge difference and I think it's totally worth the little extra money to get a good lens.

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