Canon EF 8–15mm lens

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EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
Canon EF 8-15.jpg
Maker Canon
Technical data
Type Zoom
Focus drive Ultrasonic motor
Focal length 8–15mm
Crop factor 1
Aperture (max/min) f/4
Close focus distance 0.16 m (6.2 in)
Max. magnification 0.34 (at 15 mm)
Construction 14 elements in 11 groups
Short back focus No No
Lens-based stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Unique features Fisheye, L-Series
Application Special Effect
Max. length 83.0 mm (3.7 in)
Diameter 78.5 mm (3.1 in)
Weight 540 g
Angle of view
Diagonal 180°
Introduction 2010
Retail info
MSRP $1,399 USD

The Canon EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a fisheye zoom lens for Canon digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with an EF lens mount. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration and a subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting. It has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation.


Sony Centre Berlin - Canon 8-15 Fisheye

This lens broke new market ground in several respects:

  • It is the first Canon EF lens to offer 180° circular fisheye images for full frame image sensors.[1]
  • It is the first zoom fisheye lens for any DSLR to offer a full 180° angle of view in both circular and rectangular image formats.[2]
  • It is the first lens by any manufacturer to offer a 180° angle of view for APS-H (1.3x crop factor) bodies.[1]
  • Also, it is the first zoom fisheye lens to offer a 180° angle of view on both full-frame and cropped bodies.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Laing, Gordpn (September 2011). "Canon EF 8–15mm f4L Fisheye USM verdict". Canon EF 8–15mm f4L Fisheye USM. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Carnathan, Bryan (August 16, 2011). "Canon EF 8–15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Review". Retrieved September 13, 2011. 

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