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This review is from: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens (Accessory)
I must say i have no regrets in buying this lens, its a crazy crazy lens that works actually very very well on my 7d, at 15mm i get a very wide angle which with careful composition can be used in a variety of ways.
I typically set the limiter so that i avoid optical vignjetting onb my 7d, this equates to a focal range of 10-15mm.
Honestly cant understand the complaints ive read on fred miranda and others which complain about the hood and lens cap, if you put the lens cap on properlky its solid as a small bullbog made of osmium, i think perhaps its easy to put the cap on improperly thus causing problems.
Ok, IQ wise!
Centre quality at any focal length @F4 IS little short of stunning, its easily as sharp as my 24mm f/1.4 l II was at the same aperture......which ids basically to say IMO one fo the sharpest lenses ive ever tried.
Edge quality is ok wide open and improves upon stoipping down, but due to the distortion it doesnt reach the near legendary levels of the centre.
One could say this lens is a one trick pony, and yes, in ways it is, but TBH so is every lens, the only difference is this lens's "trick" is easily visible, which to me basically says I need to work hard to utilise its skills without making cliche shots.
Build quality is basically perfect, a good mixture of metal and high quality plastics.
I bought this whilst selling some of my older lenses, and bought this at the same time as getting a 17-40mm L, I have to say the two of them compliment themselves quite well.
AS A crop sensor user i can say that it does indeed work very well and isnt a wasted lens, admitedly you dont get the full circular fisheye effect on a crop, but for me personally its working well.