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.
Coastal Opt 4.88mm F/5.2 Circular Fisheye (Jenoptik)APS-C 1997 
HD Pentax-DA 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 ED FisheyeAPS-C 2019 
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm F/2.8G EDAPS-C 2003 
Samsung 10mm F/3.5 FisheyeAPS-CPancake lens 2013 
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fisheye (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2012 
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fisheye II (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2014 
Samyang 8mm F/3.5 AS IF Fisheye MC CS (Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar Series 1, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2009 
Samyang 8mm F/3.5 AS IF Fisheye UMC CS II DH (Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar Series 1, Walimex Pro)APS-C 2012 
Sigma 10mm F/2.8 EX DC HSM FisheyeAPS-C 2007 
Sigma 4.5mm F/2.8 EX DC Circular Fisheye HSMAPS-C 2007 
smc Pentax-DA 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 ED [IF] Fisheye (Schneider-KREUZNACH D-Xenogon, Samsung SA)APS-C 2005 
Tokina AT-X Fisheye AF 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 [IF] DXAPS-C 2006 
Tokina AT-X Fisheye AF 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5 [IF] DX NHAPS-C 2011 
Tokina SZ 8mm F/2.8 Fisheye MF E / XAPS-C 2022 
35mm full frame
Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 17mm F/4 [43841] 1967 
Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 18mm F/11 [356, 43560]Pancake lens 1963 
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Fish-eye-Takumar 17mm F/4 [43842] [Mod. M42] 1973 
Auto Mamiya-Sekor Fish-eye CS 14mm F/3.5
Auto Mamiya/Sekor Fish-eye SX 14mm F/3.5 [Mod. M42]
Canon EF 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1987 
Canon EF 8-15mm F/4L Fisheye USMPro 2011 
Canon FD 15mm F/2.8 S.S.C. Fisheye 1973 
Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1971 
Canon FD 7.5mm F/5.6 S.S.C. FisheyePro 1973 
Canon FDn 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1980 
Canon FDn 7.5mm F/5.6 FisheyePro 1979 
Carl Zeiss C/Y F-Distagon T* 16mm F/2.8 [AE] 1975 
Carl Zeiss Contarex F-Distagon T* 16mm F/2.8 1973 
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon HFT 16mm F/2.8 (OPTON) 1972 
Coastal Opt 7.45mm F/2.8 Circular Fisheye (Jenoptik)Pro 1997 
F-Rolleinar-MC 14mm F/3.5 (Voigtlander Color-F-Skoparex AR) 1977 
Fuji Photo Film EBC Fujinon 16mm F/2.8 Fish-eye [Mod. M42]
Fuji Photo Film EBC X-Fujinon 16mm F/2.8 DM Fisheye 1979 
Konica Hexanon AR 15mm F/2.8 UC Fish-eye 1975 
Leitz Wetzlar Fisheye-Elmarit-R 16mm F/2.8 1974 
Minolta AF 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1986 
Minolta MC Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 7.5mm F/4Pro 1975 
Minolta MC Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) [OK] 16mm F/2.8 1973 
Minolta MC Fish-eye Rokkor-OK 16mm F/2.8 1969 
Minolta MD Fish-eye 16mm F/2.8 1981 
Minolta MD Fish-eye 7.5mm F/4Pro 1982 
Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 16mm F/2.8 1977 
Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 16mm F/2.8 1980 
Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 7.5mm F/4Pro 1977 
Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor(-X) 7.5mm F/4Pro 1978 
Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/2.8D 1993 
Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm F/3.5-4.5E EDPro 2017 
Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/2.8 1979 
Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/3.5 1977 
Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm F/2.8Pro 1977 
Nikon AI Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm F/2.8Pro 1977 
Nikon AI-S Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/2.8 1981 
Nikon AI-S Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm F/2.8Pro 1982 
Nikon AI-S Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm F/2.8Pro 1981 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F/3.5 1975 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm F/5.6Non-retrofocusPro 1970 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 7.5mm F/5.6Non-retrofocusPro 1966 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm F/8Non-retrofocusPro 1962 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 16mm F/3.5 1973 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 6mm F/2.8Pro 1972 
Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 8mm F/2.8Pro 1970 
Nikon OP-Fisheye-Nikkor 10mm F/5.6Non-retrofocusPro 1968 
Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-Fisheye 16mm F/3.5 1972 
Olympus OM Zuiko Auto-Fisheye 8mm F/2.8Pro 1972 
Ricoh XR Rikenon 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye 1982 
Samyang 12mm F/2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro) 2014 
Sigma 15mm F/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye 2005 
Sigma 15mm F/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye 1999 
Sigma 8mm F/3.5 EX DG Circular FisheyePro 2006 
Sigma 8mm F/4 EX Circular FisheyePro 1999 
Sigma 8mm F/4 EX DG Circular FisheyePro 2005 
Sigma MF 12mm F/8 Fisheye [T] 1968 
Sigma MF 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye ZEN 1990 
Sigma MF 16mm F/2.8 Filtermatic Fisheye 1980 
Sigma MF 8mm F/4 Circular FisheyePro 1988 
Sigma MF 8mm F/4 Circular Fisheye ZENPro 1992 
Sigma MF 8mm F/4 Filtermatic Circular FisheyePro 1983 
smc Pentax 17mm F/4 Fish-eye 1975 
smc Pentax-A 16mm F/2.8 Fish-eye 1984 
smc Pentax-F 17-28mm F/3.5-4.5 Fish-eyePro 1995 
Sony 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye [SAL16F28] 2006 
Yashica ML 15mm F/2.8 Fish-eye 1976 
Medium format
Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 6×7 35mm F/4.5Pro 1969 
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Fish-eye-Takumar 6×7 35mm F/4.5Pro 1971 
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 24mm F/3.5 CF IHI [V]Pro
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 24mm F/3.5 CF IHI [shutterless] [V]Pro
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon 30mm F/3.5 C [V]Pro
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon HFT 30mm F/3.5 [SL66]Pro 1973 
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon HFT 30mm F/3.5 PQ [SLX]Pro 1992 
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon T* 30mm F/3.5 CF [V]Pro 1982 
Carl Zeiss F-Distagon T* 30mm F/3.5 CFi [V]Pro 1998 
Fish-Eye Mamiya-Sekor C 37mm F/4.5 [RB67]Pro
Kowa 19mm F/4.5 Fish-eye [Six]Pro
Mamiya-Sekor Fisheye ULD C 24mm F/4 [M645]Pro
Mamiya-Sekor Fisheye Z 37mm F/4.5 [RZ67]Pro
smc Pentax 67 35mm F/4.5 FisheyePro 1989 
Zenza Bronica Fisheye Zenzanon-PE 30mm F/3.5 [ETR]Pro 1996 
Zenza Bronica Fisheye Zenzanon-PS 35mm F/3.5 [SQ]Pro 1996 

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