Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye zoom lens

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye Lens Top View The first fisheye zoom in the world providing both circular and full frame photos, due to a severe wide-angle focal spread of 8-15mm. Supplanting the 15mm f/2.8 fisheye, this new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye lens is the newest member of the Canon L-series family of professional optical lenses, presenting outstanding image quality, fixed aperture throughout the entire zoom range plus a tough build that allows dependable shooting in challenging outdoor environments.

When matched with a Canon full-frame DSLR, such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or the Canon 1Ds Mark III, a professional photographer now has choice of acquiring full-frame or circular fisheye pictures, allowing them to observe a scene in a entirely fresh and unique method. This fresh selection level allows enhanced artistic flexibility when capturing scenes like the sky at night, where the complete 180 horizontal and vertical fields of view (FOV) permit acquiring every detail with incredible clarity all in a single image.

When employed with EOS bodies containing an APS-C or APS-H sensor, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye creates a more time-honored, full frame fisheye image. A zoom-lock switch on the body of the lens allows for limiting the the range to the focal length that makes certain of the absolute best available full-frame viewpoint without destroying the image by allowing vignetting around the edges. C and H indicators can be found adjacent to the zoom ring, showing the wide-angle zoom place where shooting without vignetting is feasible with whichever sensor, permitting photographers to achieve the most favorable results while using any EOS body. ✓


Featuring a Floating Focus System and an Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM), the lens provides quick auto focus down to a near 6.2" (0.16 m). There is also full-time manual focus allowing switching instantly from Auto to Manual mode, a Fluorine covering that keeps grime, smears and fingerprints at bay, Sub-wavelength covering for reduced ghosting, UD glass for suppressing chromatic aberration, all built to the high principles of the astounding Canon L-lens family. Up to 3 pre-cut filters can be kept in the lens rear gel holder This allows for the finest optics, unsurpassed construction and the greatest performance available anywhere, all packaged in a lens born to arouse creativity and hand over stunning images each and every time.

    For all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C

    Delivers 180 diagonal angle of view

    Provides 180 circular fisheye images for full-frame cameras as well as full frame images

    Zoom-lock allowing the best possible full-frame view without vignetting

    Rear gel holder holds up to 3 pre-cut filters

    Focus adjustment is via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism

    UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, and a Subwavelength coating

    Full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length8 15 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 180 - 175 30'  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F4.0  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Total Elements 14  
Number of Groups 11  
Coatings / special elements 1 aspherical element, 1 Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) element, SubWavelength Structure Coating (SWC), Fluorine Coating  
Minimum focus distance 0.15 m (5.91")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.39 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Rear  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight540 g (1.19 lb)  
Lens diameter 79 mm (3.11")  
Overall length 83 mm (3.27")  
Construction materials Metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing Yes  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (internal)  
Filter annotations Rear drop-in gelatin filter holder  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code EW-77  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Hard case LHP-C10 Soft case ES-C9/LP814



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