Canon's full-frame, wideangle-to-fisheye zoom lens attempts to offer more than just a one-trick effect. Mat Gallagher finds out whether this lens really should have a place in your kit bag

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM review


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We tested the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and an EOS 7D. An image was taken of our test chart with the lens set to each of its apertures, with the results shown below. Because of the extreme viewing angle of this lens, it wasn’t possible to fill the frame with the chart so the difference in size has been taken into account.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features and build
  3. 3. Handling
  4. 4. Image quality
  5. 5. Distortion control
  6. 6. Resolution
  7. 7. Our verdict
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  • Duncan Dunnit

    I find with this lens, were I to set the lens at infinity it is not always in focus. I would be grateful were you to advise me as to what would you focus on when you are setting your 8-15mm lense to infinity. When I align it directly as it shows on the lens it is not always 100% sharp, we are only talking about 1mm to the left or to the right of it to correct things. But I now connect my nexus 7 to the camera and would like to perfect my infinity thus would be grateful to know as to what should one focus on to achieve this. Thanks for any input.