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