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Old 26-02-2007, 09:37   #1 (permalink)
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Canon 15mm Fisheye question

I have been contemplating one of these lenses for sometime after being advised it is a fun lens and I would enjoy shooting with it.

One question though what is meant by 'Gel filter at the rear'?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 26-02-2007, 12:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Instead of puuting a filter on the front of the lens, you put one in the rear (oooh er maddame) there is a slot on the rear element that the filter slots into.
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Old 26-02-2007, 12:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

That'll be the same as 'Boris' my Zenitar 16mm Fisheye: due to convex lens, filters are added at the rear of the lens. Mine comes with, IIRC, grey, orange and blue

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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Out of interest I have posted a pic I took a few days ago using a Nikon fisheye converter FC-E8 0.21x I don't think the quality is exactly breath taking - but you can have a bit of fun with it. I put it in the abstract section.


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Old 26-02-2007, 18:36   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Thanks for the replies and example (Mypinknee) .

I know I can't put a filter on the front for protection so are the rear ones just to achieve an effect or something.......grey, orange & blue gel filters
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

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Thanks for the replies and example (Mypinknee) .

I know I can't put a filter on the front for protection so are the rear ones just to achieve an effect or something.......grey, orange & blue gel filters
..er ..um I am no expert on this, but due to the physical shape of the lens - any filter would have to be between the converter and the camera, and I don't know how that would affect the lens quality.

Wouldn't another approach be to just use Photoshop to play with the colour filtration, or have I missed something?


Perhaps someone more knowledgable than me could explain, why camera maunfacturers include things like sepia or black & white in their menus. I have always considered that Photoshop is the digital equivalent of the real life dark room. So to get nice prints you can play with the virtual negative just as you would while processing your prints - and no messy chemicals!

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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Why not consider getting a Sigma 10-20mm lens instead Ian ? That way you can really wide & I'm sure there's a plugin out there to convert the shot to a fish eye look if required ?
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Will that work on a 1DMKII Dave?
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Ah, seems it only works with APS-C image, which puts yours out ? That'll teach you for having a snazzy camera
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Says him who has a D200 & D70 .........back to figuring out what the coloured gels are used for on the fisheye.
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

Only cuz I'm loathed to sell D70 for peanuts
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

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Got the same thing with a D2H
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

So am I correct in thinking the GEL filters are just used for achieving arty results and I can use the Fish Eye without any filters?

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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

IIRC, my Zenitar suggests you need to have one of the filters in place - so they supply a clear one (I assume it's a refraction thing). But yes, otherwise the filters are there to just adjust the light/feel of the resulting image

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Cheers Mark........consider it hit (nearly).
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Re: Canon 15mm Fisheye question

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Do you really want me to tell you

Lens ordered so just waiting for it to be delivered.......thanks for the advice it's much appreciated

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