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Fisheye lenses

A fisheye lens is a type of ultra-wide angle lenses with extreme 180 degree angle of view. Unlike conventional wide-angle lenses, fisheyes are not corrected for distortion - strong barrel distortion is a characteristic of all lenses of such class.

Fisheye lenses are normally used for specialized purposes and unusual special effects in advertising, commercial, scientific, surveillance, meteorologic and astronomic photography, but also popular for shooting extremely wide landscapes, interiors, action sports and even funny close-up portraits.

There are two types of fisheye lenses:

  • a circular fisheye produces a 180 degree angle of view in all directions (horizontal, vertical and diagonal) and the image circle of the lens is inscribed in the image frame;
  • a diagonal fisheye produces a 180 degree diagonal angle of view and covers the entire image frame. For this reason diagonal fisheyes are often called full frame fisheye lenses.
APS-C
5.2 Coastal Opt 4.88mm F/5.2 Circular Fisheye (Jenoptik)APS-C 1997 
3.5 HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 ED FisheyeAPS-C 2019 
2.8 Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm F/2.8G EDAPS-C 2003 
3.5 Samsung 10mm F/3.5 FisheyeAPS-CPancake lens 2013 
2.8 Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fisheye (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2012 
2.8 Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fisheye II (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2014 
3.5 Samyang 8mm F/3.5 AS IF Fisheye MC CS (Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar Series 1, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2009 
3.5 Samyang 8mm F/3.5 AS IF Fisheye UMC CS II DH (Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar Series 1, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2012 
2.8 Sigma 10mm F/2.8 EX DC HSM FisheyeAPS-C 2007 
2.8 Sigma 4.5mm F/2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSMAPS-C 2007 
3.5 smc Pentax-DA 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 ED [IF] Fisheye (Schneider-KREUZNACH D-Xenogon, Samsung SA)APS-C 2005 
3.5 Tokina AT-X Fisheye 107 AF 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 [IF] DXAPS-C 2006 
3.5 Tokina AT-X Fisheye 107 AF 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 [IF] DX NHAPS-C 2011 
2.8 Tokina SZ 8mm F/2.8 Fisheye MF E / XAPS-C 2022 
35mm full frame
4.0 Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 17mm F/4 [43841] 1967 
11 Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 18mm F/11 [356, 43560]Pancake lens 1963 
4.0 Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Fish-eye-Takumar 17mm F/4 [43842] [Mod. M42] 1973 
3.5 Auto Mamiya-Sekor Fish-eye CS 14mm F/3.5
3.5 Auto Mamiya/Sekor Fish-eye SX 14mm F/3.5 [Mod. M42]
2.8 Canon EF 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1987 
4.0 Canon EF 8-15mm F/4L Fisheye USMPro 2011 
2.8 Canon FD 15mm F/2.8 S.S.C. Fisheye 1973 
5.6 Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1971 
5.6 Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 S.S.C. FisheyePro 1973 
2.8 Canon FDn 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1980 
5.6 Canon FDn 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1979 
2.8 Carl Zeiss C/Y F-Distagon T* 16mm F/2.8 [AE] 1975 
2.8 Carl Zeiss Contarex F-Distagon T* 16mm F/2.8 1973 
2.8 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon HFT 16mm F/2.8 (OPTON) 1972 
2.8 Coastal Opt 7.45mm F/2.8 Circular Fisheye (Jenoptik)Pro 1997 
3.5 F-Rolleinar-MC 14mm F/3.5 (Voigtlander Color-F-Skoparex AR)Rebranded lensBudget series 1977 
2.8 Fuji Photo Film EBC Fujinon 16mm F/2.8 Fish-eye [Mod. M42]
2.8 Fuji Photo Film EBC X-Fujinon 16mm F/2.8 DM Fisheye 1979 
2.8 Konica Hexanon AR 15mm F/2.8 UC Fish-eye 1975 
2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Fisheye-Elmarit-R 16mm F/2.8 1974 
2.8 Minolta AF 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1986 
4.0 Minolta MC Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 7.5mm F/4Pro 1975 
2.8 Minolta MC Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) [OK] 16mm F/2.8 1973 
2.8 Minolta MC Fish-eye Rokkor-OK 16mm F/2.8 1969 
2.8 Minolta MD Fish-eye 16mm F/2.8 1981 
4.0 Minolta MD Fish-eye 7.5mm F/4Pro 1982 
2.8 Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 16mm F/2.8 1977 
2.8 Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 16mm F/2.8 1980 
4.0 Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 7.5mm F/4Pro 1977 
4.0 Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 7.5mm F/4Pro 1978 
2.8 Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/2.8D 1993 
3.5 Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E EDPro 2017 
2.8 Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/2.8 1979 
3.5 Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/3.5 1977 
2.8 Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm F/2.8Pro 1977 
2.8 Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm F/2.8Pro 1977 
2.8 Nikon AI-S Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/2.8 1981 
2.8 Nikon AI-S Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm F/2.8Pro 1982 
2.8 Nikon AI-S Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm F/2.8Pro 1981 
3.5 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/3.5 1975 
5.6 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm F/5.6Non-retrofocusPro 1970 
5.6 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 7.5mm F/5.6Non-retrofocusPro 1966 
8 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm F/8Non-retrofocusPro 1962 
3.5 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 16mm F/3.5 1973 
2.8 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 6mm F/2.8Pro 1972 
2.8 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 8mm F/2.8Pro 1970 
5.6 Nikon OP-Fisheye-Nikkor 10mm F/5.6Non-retrofocusPro 1968 
3.5 Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-Fisheye 16mm F/3.5 1972 
2.8 Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-Fisheye 8mm F/2.8Pro 1972 
2.8 Ricoh XR Rikenon 16mm F/2.8 FisheyeRebranded lens 1982 
2.8 Samyang 12mm F/2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro) 2014 
2.8 Sigma 15mm F/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye 2005 
2.8 Sigma 15mm F/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye 1999 
3.5 Sigma 8mm F/3.5 EX DG Circular FisheyePro 2006 
4.0 Sigma 8mm F/4 EX Circular FisheyePro 1999 
4.0 Sigma 8mm F/4 EX DG Circular FisheyePro 2005 
2.8 Sigma MF 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye ZEN 1990 
2.8 Sigma MF 16mm F/2.8 Filtermatic Fisheye 1980 
4.0 Sigma MF 8mm F/4 Circular FisheyePro 1988 
4.0 Sigma MF 8mm F/4 Circular Fisheye ZENPro 1992 
4.0 Sigma MF 8mm F/4 Filtermatic Circular FisheyePro 1983 
4.0 smc Pentax 17mm F/4 Fish-eye 1975 
2.8 smc Pentax-A 16mm F/2.8 Fish-eye 1985 
3.5 smc Pentax-F 17-28mm F/3.5-4.5 Fish-eyePro 1995 
2.8 Sony 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye [SAL16F28] 2006 
2.8 Yashica ML 15mm F/2.8 Fish-eye 1976 
Medium format
4.5 Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 6×7 35mm F/4.5Pro 1969 
4.5 Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Fish-eye-Takumar 6×7 35mm F/4.5Pro 1971 
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 24mm F/3.5 CF IHI [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 24mm F/3.5 CF IHI [shutterless] [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 30mm F/3.5 C [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon HFT 30mm F/3.5 [SL66]Pro 1973 
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon HFT 30mm F/3.5 PQ [SLX]Pro 1993 
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon T* 30mm F/3.5 CF [V]Pro
3.5 Carl Zeiss F-Distagon T* 30mm F/3.5 CFi [V]Pro
4.5 Fish-Eye Mamiya-Sekor C 37mm F/4.5 [RB67]Pro
4.5 Kowa 19mm F/4.5 Fish-eye [Six]Pro
4.0 Mamiya-Sekor Fisheye ULD C 24mm F/4 [M645]Pro
4.5 Mamiya-Sekor Fisheye Z 37mm F/4.5 [RZ67]Pro
4.5 smc Pentax 67 35mm F/4.5 FisheyePro 1989 
3.5 Zenza Bronica Fisheye Zenzanon-PE 30mm F/3.5 [ETR]Pro 1996 
3.5 Zenza Bronica Fisheye Zenzanon-PS 35mm F/3.5 [SQ]Pro 1996 

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