Understanding fisheye lenses


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Understanding fisheye lenses

Ultra-wide lenses give you a fantastically broad field of view, but it's actually possible to go even wider. Fisheye lenses give you an extreme field of view, but at a cost. Unlike the rectilinear ultra-wide angled lenses we looked at earlier, fisheyes will have a lot of spherical distortion. This means that straight lines might get bent dramatically and at the middle of the frame can get very bulbous. Because they lack rectilinear correction, fisheye lenses can actually have a wider field of view than a rectilinear lens of the same focal length.

So the first advantage of the fisheye is that it simply gives you a wider field of view, than even an ultra-wide. But I also think of that spherical distortion as a possible advantage sometimes. In certain situations, having those curved crazy lines can add a lot of visual interests to your scene and can make a somewhat stead scene much more dynamic. So here's the Sigma and here's another fisheye which we'll talk about in a moment. Look at ...

Understanding fisheye lenses
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Understanding fisheye lenses provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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