SLR Fisheye Lens
Among all the lenses that are available
the camera fisheye lens is low on most people’s list of priorities. The uses
of this lens are limited and it is rather expensive. Nevertheless, it
can be highly effective in the right situation.
It is sensible to hire a fisheye lens from a professional photographic
dealer and try it out before deciding to buy one. If there seem to be
many genuinely worthwhile uses for it, then and only then consider a
How to use fisheye camera lens? Most people looking through an SLR camera with a fisheye lens for the
first time find it highly amusing to see the world through a 180 degree
angle of vision. Objects appear severely distorted, and it is easy to
get carried away to gimmicky shots of people’s faces close to the lens,
but used thoughtfully, a fisheye lens can produce uniquely striking
images. The art of exploiting the lens is to make the photograph look
as if a fisheye lens has not been used at all. Great care is needed in
choosing a viewpoint and in framing the subject to obtain the best
Because of their extremely wide angle of view, fisheye lenses cannot be
used with lens hoods. Filters can be fitted, but these are special ones
that are screwed in at the back of the lens. Graduated filters cannot
There is a difficulty when using flash. Even when a flash gun is fitted with a wide angle attachment, the area that it illuminates is not wider than the field of view of a 28mm lens. This falls far short of what is needed for a fisheye. If flash has to be used, at least two, even three or four flash head are needed.
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