Zenitar 16mm Fisheye on Full Frame 5Dmk2 – Distortion Examples

// August 14th, 2010 // Photography

I’ve been using the lens a fair amount since I wrote up my first impressions, and I don’t think they’ve changed.  The poor lens cap regularly falls off, but otherwise I think it’s pretty much ideal for a special effect lens like this – light enough to carry around without noticing, good enough quality for the occasional snap when a good scene presents itself, and cheap enough that you don’t have to think too hard before ordering.

I used it more than I expected in Florence earlier this summer, getting this complete shot of the Duomo’s ceiling by sitting the camera on the floor, moving as far away as I could get and setting off the shot with a remote trigger cable:

Giant interiors are always pretty hard to capture with a more conventional lens and the fisheye works nicely with the columns.

I took a few other shots through a square metal grille which show off the distortion provided with the lens on a full frame body (click for larger versions):

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One Response to “Zenitar 16mm Fisheye on Full Frame 5Dmk2 – Distortion Examples”

  1. Just picked one up today second hand – enjoyed your tips and some great images.

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