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What would be the best or best affordable canon full frame fish eye lens ?

For those half halfs.

 

And anyone selling one?

 

Cheers Joe

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Check out the Sigma 15mm, Joe.

 

I've been using one on my Nikon D800 (full frame) for the last few years and it is now my automatic go-to WA lens.

 

They are, by my experience, much easier to house/port than rectilinear lenses and terrific for shots with models or close-ups of reef sticky-out bits, e.g. Gorgonians, soft corals. And half/halfs.

 

Definitely worth a look

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thanks mate i have looked at those

i do have a 16-35f2.8

i was looking for a little wider like the canon 8-15 but a little pricey at the moment

has anyone used one of these on a 5diii (Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX NH Fisheye AF 10-17mm f/3.5 - 4.5)

and managed to get a zoom gear working on a Aquatica housing

​i had it recommend by a pro surf photographer but not sure its the exact one he was talking about.

 

​i live remotely so don't have a chance of checking anything out in stores

cheers Joe

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Hi starfish,

I have a Tokina 10-17 for Canon for salle.

If you are interested please contact me...lens is like new...with box and everything...

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Joe,

 

The Tokina is for cropped sensor cameras. It will vignette with your 5D Mkiii...

 

All the best

 

Adam

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Thanks for the help

I have a bid on a cheep secondhand sigma 15mm

 

I'll see how it goes

But I will keep saving for a 8-15 also

 

Cheers Joe

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As Adam says, the Tokina 10-17 vignette's on a 5D, but as it zooms this dissapears (think its about 15/16mm) so is useable. Not really tried for ages as I use the sigma at 15mm for WA.

 

Its also worth noting that there is a Tokina WITHOUT lens petals/hood that may work throughout the zoom range on a FF, but not 100% on this. In fact i think the 'NH' bit of the lens you reference is the 'no hood' version. Perhaps :) Its also possible that this is strictly an EF-S lens, again double check. Mine has petals and is fine on a Canon 5D2.

 

What is often overlooked with the Tokina and a 5d is the use of a TC 1.4x - I use a TC (Kenko) with a tokina on a 5D2, at which point the Tokina is useable throughout the 14-24 range. Obviously you lose the fisheye effect / less distortion at the top end, and perhaps not what you are looking for for splits.

 

FYI I also use an Aquatica, and use/own the Aquatica zoom gear for this setup. I've not had much opportunity to use this, but have recently done a days diving with this and a 4" minidome (CFWA stuff). I did find that the zoom gear slipped after a couple of dives, so I need to work out a solution for this (probably a bit of tape) and/or speak to Aquatica. It is designed for this setup so I am sure will work. My issue was probably user error, and more than likely a lumpy speedboat thats dislodged it slightly (the site was 50km out and nowhere soft/safe for it to sit). Just meant I was stuck at 23mm or so unless I opened the housing.

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