Review: Canon 8-15mm f4 L Fisheye Lens

See that piece of glass in the photo up above? That is one of the most highly talked about Canon L lenses right now. Indeed, the Canon 8-15mm f4 L fisheye zoom lens is one of the company’s latest additions and also one of the lenses that cannot stay on shelves or warehouses. Even people that don’t like fisheye lenses are amazed by this portable eye of a fish.

But is it worth the hype, money and your time?

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Canon Announces 60D and Lens Updates

Today, Canon announced the long awaited and long rumored 60D DSLR camera along with the 400mm F2.8 L IS II, 300mm F2.8 L IS II, a new 1.4x extender, 2x extender, 70-300 4.5-5.6 L IS USM, and an 8-15mm f4 L fisheye zoom. The 60D is placed between the T2i(reviewed here) and the 7D(reviewed here) and replaces the current 50D. Unfortunately, no details or predicted features on the 1Ds Mk IV were spilled, which is a camera that everyone is still waiting for. I’ve had hands-on time with the 60D for the PDN Gear Guide, which I’m writing, to be released at Photo Plus. For a full-report, stay tuned to PDN.

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