Canon 8-15mm f/4 USM ‘L’ Fisheye lens review with samples (APS-C and full-frame)

Here’s one of the most interesting and extreme lenses I’ve have reviewed – the king of all fisheye lenses? It’s a very expensive venture if you want to go for it, but there’s no doubt it could set your photography well apart from the competition. Is it really worth the hit on your wallet?

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Adalberto Neto says:

IMPOSSIBLE!!! No kidding Chris yesterday I was thinking that would be nice if you review this lens and today you post this!!! hahahahahaha

Onur Odyakmaz says:

Which fisheye (or ultra wide) lens can you recommend for a full frame canon (except this 8-15 canon lens)?

StonyRC says:

Hi Christopher, I know this is an older review but I just wanted to offer my thanks for what is a very thorough and practical overview of this lens. Great work.

FullandStarving Photography says:

hey dude… everytime i open the youtube… i always open your channel to see the review! very good review, fast update!

Mike guitar says:

Nice review.. Lens is nice But extremely expensive.. I have the cheap copy.. And does a decent job.. I rarely use it though..

Erika M says:

Would you recommend the Canon 8-15mm Fisheye lens or the Samyang 8mm for travels and creative shots?

Carl Rug says:

Can you please review the new Sigma 24-105mm F/4 os hsm art lens? is a really interesting lens

Yousef Ebrahim says:


Spinning says:

great review, how do you get all these lenses? haha

Chi Hyun Ahn says:

28-135mm lens review!

Punk Dumbledore says:

I thinking of buying the ‘Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens’ could you do a review of it?

Spider-man says:

skate or die

desk0z says:

Great Lens and very nice Review. Thanks

JIRADET Ponari says:

best review 🙂

Gershon Dharmanandan says:

Whats the widest non-fisheye lens for APS-C? I have the 10-18, and thats really wide, anything wider?

Laithen Kennaway says:

Mate your reviews are awesome and I use them when deciding to get a new lens. Could you please look into reviewing the new Sigma 24-105 Art lens? And perhaps comparing it to the Canon equivalent because I am seriously torn between the two. 

Yousef Ebrahim says:

Hi cris .. Thanks for the review.. Would you recommend canon 8-15mm fisheye or the samyang 12mm fisheye ? Thanks again

Kaan Aksoy says:

Dear Christopher,
After my experience with ultra-wide angle lenses, I began to have interest on fisheye lenses.
I have watched your nice review on Canon’s famous zoom fisheye.

However I found out that Tokina has also a fisheye lens which is compatible with FF cameras: Tokina 10-17mm fisheye!

If you could have a review on Tokina fisheye, the competition would be very interesting since it costs 1/3 or 2/5 of Canon 8-15mm.
Looking forward for your review!
Thank you in advance.

Darryl Hughes says:

Another great review. I can’t afford one! What would the Samyang(?) be like on a full frame?

Steven Kim says:

The loose lens cap problem can be resolved by attaching the soft felt side of an industrial grade velcro tape into the inner side of the lens cap. This increases the friction between the lens cap and the lens hood, thus making the lock more secure.

Michael Nguyen says:

This would be nice with my 5D Mark III.

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