Getting Fishy


This past Christmas I received a fisheye lens from my daughter as a present. It was a thoughtful gift, and I’m going to get some wonderful use out of it. I already had a circular fisheye lens to use for astro-photography, but a standard fisheye lens opens up a whole new set of creative looks for my photographs. It’s also easier to “de-fish” the photos, which reduces the distortion and creates some spectacular wide-angle shots.

I’m looking forward to taking this lens into Philly to get some distinct street views, but I was able to take it down to the river to put it through some paces 1. My favorite photo is below, the others can be found on my smugmug gallery.

The Delaware River
Lumix G7 with 7.5 mm fisheye lens • ISO 200 • ƒ/8.0 • 1/1000 sec

  1. I also want to get it into Central’s sanctuary at some point.