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Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fish-Eye 35mm Primes

4.75/5 (12 Reviews)


  • MPN2535a003
    Product ID20724325
    Weight11.6 oz
    Length2.4 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance8.4 in
    Diameter2.9 in
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Min Aperturef/22
    Picture Angle180 degrees
    Focal Length15mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mr Cory a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Brillant lens!! Great for vehicle photography, really helps demonstrate the aggressive power of the subject! Also great for landscapes, in the right setting you can barely notice the distortion or emphasis it easily.

Pretty fast AF, a little noisy but can come in handy when you arent looking through the VF. The wide angle is great and comes in handy often.

As many have mentioned the metal lens cap isnt the best and slips off easily. Be very careful with this lens!

Overall, great lens, it has a place in every shoot!

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Se7enthframe a Professional

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2008

Strengths:    Distortion looks cool.


Weaknesses:    I find it not as sharp as I'd want, especially if I'm shooting landscapes.

Bottom Line:   
For what I do and for my clients it's a fun lens. People like the fish eye look. Works great in concerts.
AF could have been a USM, but oh well.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Canada

Similar Products Used:   None. Up from that is my 24mm.

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by crgmagee a Professional from liverpool england

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2002

Strengths:    sharp, light, small. decent AF. Best lens like this i've ever tried. fisheye is the way to go for anylens this wide.

Weaknesses:    not cheap (if i have to buy new one), need to use gel filters which can be a pain. Plays havoc with the evaluative meter, get to much sky in and the meter under exposes pretty much everything else. best using partial metering

Bottom Line:   
I'd always wanted a fisheye lens and when this came along s/h at the local shop I had to have it. It is a great lens, the fisheye effect isnt out of hand, just the right amount of distortion, not much bending unless you get right in the edges. As everyone else has said, watch the front element, but the metal hood has been a life saver more than once. I;ve been hit mutiple times from bikes that have just dropped fromn the sky and the lens is still going. I broke off the AF switch cover, but a bit of super glue sorted that. If i ever have to, i'll buy another one with no hesitation.
The AF isnt the fastest but with my 1n it seems to work quite well in AI Servo mode.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   jessops

Similar Products Used:   sigma 15mm fish eye
sigma 14mm EX
tokina 20-35


Type of photography:   Sports


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pok Hon Wally Yu a Intermediate from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2001

Strengths:    - small
- Sharp and good color
- fisheye effect is very unique.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is a very unique lens, though it is not my everyday lens. It produces very dramatic and powerful pictures when used properly. The lens is very sharp and the color is contrasty. It's much better to use this lens in manual focus mode. However, it is needed to be used with caution since the front element is very exposed and very often I need to get very close to the subject. Highly recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $620.00

Purchased At:   Man Shing Photo Supplies Co., Hong Kong

Similar Products Used:   This is my first fisheye lens.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Emo a Professional from San Luis Obispo

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, Very Sharp,
Short minimum focusing distance of 20cm! Fixed Petal Lens Hood


Weaknesses:    Plastic Construction,
Open front lens element is very unprotected and easily scratched!


Bottom Line:   
I love this lens. Superb sharpness, semi-fast focusing. Be careful of the front lens element. Fixed Petal-type lens hood only protects it to a certain extent. Excellent lens worth the money if you have a good use for it. I use it to shoot surfing photos from the water and some great landscape work. This lens can be very addicting and sometimes creatively overused!

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   B & H Photo Video

Similar Products Used:   CANON 17-35mm/2.8L
CANON 70-200mm/2.8L
CANON 400mm/2.8L
CANON 400mm/5.6L


Type of photography:   Sports



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