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What is a fisheye lens? & 8mm Apexel Detachable Fisheye Lens Review!

Firstly thank you Apexel for sending in the product…. So here is another pair of lens for me to try out. There’s not much I could write about this pair of lens but let me explain to you what actually is a fisheye lens!

What are Fisheye Lens?

Types of Fisheye lens

A fisheye lens is designed for shooting very wide angles, usually 180 degrees. They are popular in a landscape, extreme sport, and artistic photography.

A fisheye lens is also known as “super wide” lens, and it is a type of wide angle lens which can capture an extremely wide image, typically around 180 degrees. The images they produce are highly distorted, giving them a dynamic and abstract feel.

Who usually use these lenses?

Source: The Adventures of Gnarly Carleigh

The fisheye lens is usually popular among photographs who usually capture action sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing. Photographers also use Fisheye lens for snapping extremely wide panoramas of landscapes and the sky, and for shooting close-up subjects such as crowds, interiors, and architecture.

They are also used for practical purposes, many artists have adopted them due to the unusual, distorted images they produce. They use them to take intriguing photographs of all types of subjects, from still life to portraits.

Source: Randy Scott Slavin

What are the types of fisheye lens?

There are two types of fisheye lens, each produces a very different effect.

Circular Fisheye Lens

A circular fisheye lens is one which captures a full 180-degree view in all directions. They may result in a circular image, with the edges of the frame being black.

These are mostly used for artistic purposes such as skateboard photography or for shooting unusual landscapes and cityscapes.

Full Frame Fisheye Lens

Source: Lonely Speck

The full-frame fisheye lens only captures an 180-degree field of view along its diagonal. i.e. The horizontal and vertical sides of the image which are less than 180 degrees.

Although they do not cover a wide angle such as the circular ones, photos taken using a full-frame fisheye lens are rectangular and do not have black edges. This makes them more suitable for practical purposes such as traditional landscape photography and shooting building interiors.

To get a detailed review of the Apexel Fisheye lens see the video below:

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