Canon EF 15mm lens

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EF 15mm f/2.8
Maker Canon
Technical data
Type Ultra-Wide-Angle, Prime Lens
Focal length 15mm
Crop factor 1.0
Aperture (max/min) f/2.8 - f/22
Close focus distance 0.2 m (7.9 in)
Max. magnification 0.14x
Diaphragm blades 5
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups
Short back focus No No
Ultrasonic motor No No
Lens-based stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Unique features Fisheye
Application Special Effect
Max. length 62.2 mm (2.4 in)
Diameter 73.0 mm (2.9 in)
Weight 330g (11.6 oz)
Filter diameter Built-in gelatin filter holder
Lens hood Built-in
Case LP814
Angle of view
Diagonal 180°
Introduction April 1987
Discontinuation June 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 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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