Canon EF 15mm lens

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EF 15mm f/2.8
Key features
Maker: Canon
Image stabilization: No No
Ultrasonic motor: No No
Short back focus: No No
Macro capable: No No
Unique features: Fisheye
Application: Special Effect
Technical data
Type: Ultra-Wide-Angle, Prime Lens
Focal length: 15mm
Frame coverage: Full frame
Aperture (max/min): f/2.8 - f/22
Construction: 7 groups / 8 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 5
Close focus distance: 0.2 m (7.9 in)
Max. magnification: 0.14x
Max. diameter: 73.0 mm (2.9 in)
Max. length: 62.2 mm (2.4 in)
Weight: 330g (11.6 oz)
Filter diameter: Built-in gelatin filter holder
Lens hood: Built-in
Case: LP814
Angle of view
Diagonal: 180°
Introduced: April 1987
Discontinued: June 2011[1]
Retail info
MSRP US$ $719.99

The Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 was a fisheye lens produced by Canon from 1987 to 2011. The lens was compatible with all EF camera bodies but only intended for full-frame configurations, as the fisheye effect is much less pronounced with a cropped sensor (APS-C).

In 2010 Canon announced the upcoming EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM which replaced the EF 15mm f/2.8.[2]

Angle of view[edit]

The EF 15mm is a full-frame fisheye lens, not a circular fisheye lens.

This means that it provides a full 180° angle of view only across the diagonal; it does not provide a complete hemispherical view, and is not suitable for hemispherical photography.


  1. ^ "Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8 discontinued". Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8 discontinued. June 13, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Canon releases EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye zoom lens". Canon releases EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye zoom lens. Aug 26, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 

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