Which fisheye lens should I buy?

Which fisheye lens should I buy?

To achieve the “fisheye effect” you would need a lens with a focal length of between 8 or 10mm. Here’s a general guideline: If you’re shooting with a full frame camera like the Canon 5D Mark II or Nikon D700, you need a lens with a focal length of between 15 or 16mm.

What MM is a fisheye lens?

A Full-Frame fisheye (16mm on a 35mm sensor camera and 10mm on an APS sensor camera) takes in a 180-degree angle of view when measured corner to corner, and the horizontal field of view is around 147 degrees. The image fills the entire frame but has the same characteristic barrel distortion as a circular fisheye.

Is Samyang 8mm full frame?

The Samyang 8mm f/3.5 is a dedicated full frame fisheye lens for APS-C DSLRs. You can also mount it to a full format (35mm) DSLR but the build-in lens hood will be visible in the image field in this case.

What is field of view for 8mm lens?

(Note that the actual focal length of most Nikkor 8mm fisheyes is about 8.2mm.) Thus, the circular field of view inside a 35mm film frame is about 178-180 degrees….fov = 4 * arcsin (image size/(focal length * 4))

fov(y) = 87 degrees
fov(x) = 56 degrees
fov(diagonal) = 105 degrees

What mm is considered wide-angle?

A wide-angle lens has a focal length of 35mm or shorter, which gives you a wide field of view. The wider your field of view, the more of the scene you’ll be able to see in the frame. These lenses are ideal for many scenarios, and most photographers have at least one trusty wide-angle lens in their kit.

Is a fisheye lens good for landscape photography?

The one thing that you might overlook however, is the fisheye lens. And that would be a mistake. Fisheye lenses get a bad rap. “They are a specialty lens.” “They distort everything.” “They’re not a serious landscape lens”.

Do I want a fisheye lens?

You can show full scenes, tall buildings, and large groups of people without curved lines or image distortion. If a creative perspective is your goal, a fisheye lens will achieve all the same things as a wide angle lens. But it will also create an interesting and unique look with curvature and distortion.

What is fisheye FOV?

A fisheye lens is a type of wide angle lens which can capture an extremely wide field of view. While a rectilinear wide angle lens can capture a field of view of 100 degrees, the fisheye lens can capture a field of view ranging from 100 to 180 degrees but with a circular image.

How do I increase my camera field of view?

The first and often easiest option is to change the WD from the lens to the object; moving the lens farther away from the object plane increases the FOV. The second option is to swap out the lens with one of a different focal length.