- Name: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM
- Release Date: August 26, 2010
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame
- Mounts: Canon EF
- Color: Black
- Availability: January of 2011
- Price: $1,400
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
This lens is for filmmakers and photographers who want to explore the creative possibilities with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography. The new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice for its unique zoom range. EF 8-15mm f/4L USM is the world’s widest fisheye zoom currently available.
This lens is capable of delivering 180° diagonal angle of view for all Canon EOS SLR cameras ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models.
It features UD glass to suppress chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating to minimize ghosting. To keep soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum Canon used a newly developed Fluorine coating. Other features includes a full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation.
This lens is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses, means the finest image quality, the best construction and the best professional performance available to deliver stunning images every time. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H.
Sample Photo taken by Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Lens on Flickr
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L Specifications
|Focal Length & Max Aperture||8-15mm f/ 4.0|
|Lens Construction||14 elements in 11 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||180°|
|Focus Adjustment||Lens extension via inner focusing and focus cam plus floating mechanism|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.16m / 6.2 in.|
|Filter Size||Rear Gel Holder (accepts up to 3 pre-cut gel filters)|
|Max. Diameter x Length||3.1 x 3.7 in / 78.5 x 83.0mm|
|Wt||540g / 19.047 oz|
|other||UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration
Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting
Full-time manual focus
|special feature||Fixed petal-type hood
Gelatin filter holder at the rear