For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. With its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world's widest fisheye zoom lens. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time.
I purchased this lens to be used on my 5d Mark iii and the image quality is amazing. You can capture an entire scene in one frame.
The lens cap does fit loosely but a minor adjustment helps it stay on tight.
January 14, 2013
Great Camera, Garbage Lens Cap
I had been looking at this lens for quite some time and decided that it was too expensive for my uses. I got lucky and received one as a gift and have had so much fun with the lens! I particularly love taking night landscape photos, and this lens is unbelievable for that purpose. The lens cap (as evident reading other 3rd party reviews) is absolutely terrible. From the first time I removed the lens from the box the cap came right off. It barely stays on with normal use. If the camera is around your neck and you hop, the Cap falls off. Great lens, very frustrating lens cap (exasperated by the fact that no UV lens cap can be used with the fisheye design).
October 22, 2012
Although I have owned this lens less than a Month, I've been very busy using my Canon 8-15mm F/4 L Fisheye lens for ceiling architecture and it has shown itself as a formidible contender as a pro lens. Being an architectural photographer at heart, this lens is a very good fit.
September 20, 2012
super wfisheye lens
i love this lens takes great wide photos, i use it in landscape and large groups.i shoot concerts and love how i can get the whole group in the picture.the only thing i dont like about this lens is the lens cap does fall off easily.i went to watkins glen and it fell off in to the abyss.also dont like that you cant put uv filter on front already have small scratch on lens.to sum up its a great lens take great photos and not to expensive.
July 16, 2012