Refurbished

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L USM Wide Fisheye Zoom Lens - Refurbished

Canon
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About Canon 8-15mm

For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L FisheyeUSM is a world-class choice. With its unique focal length range, the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world's widest fisheye zoom lens.

It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models.

It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses.

This means the finest optics,the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designedto stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time.



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (23),Consistent output (20),Strong construction (15),Durable (14),Easily interchangeable (14),Lightweight (11),Fast auto-focus (7),Rugged (7),Superior build quality (7),Super-sharp images (7),Nice bokeh (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (24),Low light (10),Night photography (9),Weddings (8),Macro photography (3),Video (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (11),Photo enthusiast (7),Pro photographer (7),Casual photographer (4)

Canon 8-15mm Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
8-15mm f/ 4.0
Lens Construction
14 elements in 11 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
180°
Focus Adjustment
Lens extension via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism
Closest Focusing Distance
0.16m / 6.2 in.
Filter Size
Rear Gel Holder (accepts up to 3 pre-cut gel filters)
Max. Diameter x Length
3.1 x 3.7 in / 78.5 x 83.0mm
Weight
540g / 19.047 oz
other
UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration
Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting
Fluorine coating
Full-time manual focus
special feature
Fixed petal-type hood
Gelatin filter holder at the rear

Canon 8-15mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 41 customers

 
5.0

I'm in love with this lens!

By

from Delray Beach, FL

The other day, I went out on a photo shoot to exercise my new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. This lens produces circular 180degrees fisheye images with full-frame cameras at 8mm, and diagonal 180degrees fisheye images at 15mm. With APS-C and other crop-frame cameras, the lens produces 180degrees fisheye images only. Using it on my Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIâ€"a full-frame cameraâ€"I am able to get both fully circular as well as diagonal 180degrees fisheye images. I have been able to capture landscapes in an entirely new way, adding a great new dimension to my work. The sharpness is excellent for this kind of lens and, although the cap tends to come off a lot, the results are amazing!

 
5.0

Sharp

By

from Orange County  -  Pro Photographer

I use this for all my event photography. I usually don't go below 14mm and when I do is for extreme dramatic concert crowd shots. The lens is very sharp. The only thing about it is that bothers me a bit is delicate convex. I wish it could be more protected at times.

 
5.0

de-fish for ultra wide

By

from Palo Alto  -  Pro Photographer

I wanted to find an ultra-wide lens for taking pictures of small rooms. The 14mm is awesome but sometimes not wide enough. Setting this 8-15mm at about 12mm then clicking the de-fish button in Photoshop gives ultra-wide. Not sure if my picture uploads will work so here are a couple links http://julianalee.com/homes/2014/hopkins_ave_1321/downstairs-living-room-a.jpg http://julianalee.com/homes/2014/hopkins_ave_1321/downstairs-living-room-b.jpg

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

from Hopkins, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Since I've started using this lens about two weeks ago, I haven't switched it with my other L lens. I just love using it! It allows lots of creativity of a ultra wide angle lens. It's sharp at almost every f number.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME LENS!

By

from California

great lens, just got it today and haven't put it down for a second. I am still wondering how to shoot in the circular fisheye mode that is shown in the second sample image section, would really like to know--why i bought the lens!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Once in a Life-Time

By

from PA  -  Pro Photographer

I recently went to Philadelphia for a day trip. My business partner had never been to Philly, so we went. We were at the Liberty Bell exhibit. I had photographs of The Bell, so I was standing off to the side watching her and a mutual friend photographing The Bell with the other tourists. I saw the park ranger standing on his little, padded floor mat. I walked up to him and said, "I know what the answer is, but I'll ask my question any way. I have a fisheye lens and was wondering if I could lay under The Liberty Bell and take a picture?" He said, "Yes, go ahead." I was taken aback. I yelled for my partner to help change my lens to the 8-15mm L lens and quickly get ready, I didn't want him to change his mind. So, I ducked under the display perimeter and crawled to The Bell. Once I got close I laid onto my back and pushed myself directly, centered under the striker of The Bell. Using my 5D Mark III in Live View, I focused the camera on the striker. The front of the lens was a mere inch away. I took three pictures of The Bell at 8mm. I crawled back out from underneath The Bell and walked back over to the side. I moved quickly so I didn't over stay my welcome. The Park Ranger wanted to see the photograph so I showed him. It was a once in a life time opportunity and I was so happy to have the right equipment and knowledge to get the shoot. I always want to be prepared and Canon allows me to be prepared. The downside to the story is, no one took my picture taking the picture!

 
5.0

A different perspective of The Liberty Bell

By

from PA

I recently went to Philadelphia for a day trip. My business partner had never been to Philly, so we went. We were at the Liberty Bell exhibit. I had photographs of The Bell, so I was standing off to the side watching her and a mutual friend photographing The Bell with the other tourists. I saw the park ranger standing on his little, padded floor mat. I walked up to him and said, "I know what the answer is, but I'll ask my question any way. I have a fisheye lens and was wondering if I could lay under The Liberty Bell and take a picture?" He said, "Yes, go ahead." I was taken aback. I yelled for my partner to help change my lens to the 8-15mm L lens and quickly get ready, I didn't want him to change his mind. So, I ducked under the display perimeter and crawled to The Bell. Once I got close I laid onto my back and pushed myself directly, centered under the striker of The Bell. Using my 5D Mark III in Live View, I focused the camera on the striker. The front of the lens was a mere inch away. I took three pictures of The Bell at 8mm. I crawled back out from underneath The Bell and walked back over to the side. I moved quickly so I didn't over stay my welcome. The Park Ranger wanted to see the photograph so I showed him. It was a once in a life time opportunity and I was so happy to have the right equipment and knowledge to get the shoot. I always want to be prepared and Canon allows me to be prepared. The downside to the story is, no one took my picture taking the picture! I had the picture ready to post, but there is no way to upload! Dang, its a great shoot.

 
5.0

8-15 fisheye is a great lens

By

from New York state  -  Casual Photographer

Fantastic clarity and sharpness on my full frame Canon 5D mark III. Its equally share and fast at 8 mm as it is at 15 mm.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Glass

By

from Santa Clarita  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is very good glass (L) with great imagery. When using crop sensor, keep in mind that this is really only a 12.8mm, when set at 8mm. Though the image quality is quite good, keep in mind that you can pick up an inexpensive fisheye from Samyang at 1/4th the cost, if you can live with manual focus (8mm f/3.5). Samyang produces a quality fisheye, which I also own. Just beware the re-branders (Rokinon and others). Samyang is an actual manufacturer. I would have given Canon lens 5* rating but the larger f-stop and the much higher cost hold me back.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unmatched image quality

By

from Mountain House, CA  -  Casual Photographer

When it comes to image quality, nothing beats Canon. I don't use this lens a lot but I like the special effects this lens gives me. It may not be as fast as my other L lenses but is good enough for what I do and what I use it for. The build quality of the lens is very good. It would have been perfect if Canon would have designed the lens hood and the cap better as they easily come loose.

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