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Good lens, but fully manual
on 28 August 2015
This is my first fisheye lens, for use with an EOS 700D, so don't really know what to expect. I would have liked autofocus and auto aperture, but this is fully manual, just like the old days.
I would have liked the "Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens", but for at least £720, even for a used one, it was more than I could justify for my hobby.
Unlike the three Canon IS STM zoom lenses I have, 10-18mm, 18-135 and 70-300mm, there is no autofocus or stabilisation on this, but they are hardly necessary with such a lens.
I am still getting used to it, particularly the exposure control, with the manual aperture. I find a good setting is F8, focused midway between 1.5m and infinity, with the camera set to AE or Av.
I suppose this is more about artistic effect that technical precision and it provides an interesting effect.
The pictures compare this fisheye with the 10mm wide angle