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Canon EF 15mm lens

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EF 15mm f/2.8
Technical data
TypeUltra-Wide-Angle, Prime Lens
Focal length15mm
Crop factor1.0
Aperture (max/min)f/2.8 - f/22
Close focus distance0.2 m (7.9 in)
Max. magnification0.14x
Diaphragm blades5
Construction8 elements in 7 groups
Short back focusNo No
Ultrasonic motorNo No
Lens-based stabilizationNo No
Macro capableNo No
Unique featuresFisheye
ApplicationSpecial Effect
Max. length62.2 mm (2.4 in)
Diameter73.0 mm (2.9 in)
Weight330g (11.6 oz)
Filter diameterBuilt-in gelatin filter holder
Lens hoodBuilt-in
Angle of view
IntroductionApril 1987
DiscontinuationJune 2011[1]
Retail info
MSRP$719.99 USD

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 EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM which replaced the EF 15mm f/2.8.[2]

Angle of view[edit]

Unlike the Canon EF 8-15mm lens which replaced it, 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". digitaljournalofphotography.blogspot.com. June 13, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "Canon releases EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM fisheye zoom lens". dpreview.com. Aug 26, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2011.

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