Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Review - cheap fish eye lens for Canon DSLR: Vivitar - Fisheye lens - 7 mm

For Christmas, we got a wonderful fish eye lens added to our kit: Vivitar - Fisheye lens - 7 mm - f/3.5 - Canon EF.

Now don't let the Canon EF mount fool you, this is a manual focus only lens. But boy, what an experience! We set this baby loose on the hallways and the video effect is a wonderful addition. You could go with the "dazed" look if the script looks for someone that's drowsy or confused. Or dreamy feel. Lots of applications you can use this in for your film.

What a wonderful addition to our photography and videography kit! The lens sells for around $300, but it is definitely cheaper than the $500+ lenses that's for sale by Canon and other brands.

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  1. I'm really thankful Vivitar came out with this. It's a great fisheye lens and I didn't have to bust my wallet too much to get it.

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