Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fun New Gadget

I've wanted to buy a fisheye lens for a while now and recently picked one up. I bought a Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG AF Circular Fisheye. This is the widest circular fisheye with autofocus. It is capable of capturing a 180 degree field of view. I love how it produces an exaggerated perspective and dramatic distortion especially along the edges of the frame.

On a full frame camera such as my Canon 5D, this lens can achieve full circle images. Except for the occasional dancing at the reception shot, I probably won't be using this lens much for my wedding photography business. However, this lens is great fun to play around with and can make mundane subjects visually interesting. This lens is not really meant for taking pictures of people close up as it will greatly exaggerate a person's features.

Here are a few test shots I took on Thanksgiving in my fiancee's sister's backyard:





5 comments:

Rose said...

Wonderful photos. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Ed Miyashiro said...

Thank you Rose.

Juliana RW said...

wow... You have nice photos :)
Good work.

Ed Miyashiro said...

Thanks Juliana.

Tabbzy said...

You achieved the fish eye view purrrfectly!