I got you! Peleng 8mm! you're mine now!

naughty hand of mine.. just bought another piece of glass home... it's extremely wide! widest of them all. and it's kinda fishy..

Tada~ the PELENG 8mm, f3.5. made in Belarus(Russia). too bad it's Fully Manual, but it's fully metal. hardly see people selling one of these out there. i'm lucky to found one, am i?

the Test shot with the Peleng. kinda like the flare, it's a Circular Fisheye on FullFrame, but since i using APS-C camera. it become almost Diagonal Fisheye. :) since it's Manual Lens, and M42 mount.. which is and antique lens.. and that why it won't cost a bomb like the recently announced Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM

The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM, i guess beside Tokina, canon is the ONLY manufacture producing Fish-eye ZOOM lens. which can use as Diagonal Fish-eye or Circular Fish-eye on a Full Frame Canon dSLR.

What is Diagonal Fisheye and Curcular Fisheye?


Circular fisheyes create a circle in the center of the frame, surrounded by black, and are 180 degrees all around. like Left Picture

Diagonal fisheyes are 180 degrees from corner to corner, and they fill the frame...there's no black edges. Like Right Picture.

before i end this post.. let me share a legendary Fish-eye lens..

The lens is bigger than his head! yeap. that the rare Nikkor 6mm f2.8. you are right.. 6mm!! SIX MILLIMETER Circular. 8mm already 180° viewing angle. they said 6mm able to capture 220° viewing angle, mean u can see what's behind you??

here's another photo of it.. see how HUGE it is. and i bet u can imagine how heavy it would be. let me tell u.. 5.2 KG.

have you ever wonder how much this piece of gem selling out there? it's 34k USD!! 34,000,00 USD. oh boy!

Focal length/Aperture: 6mm f/2.8
Lens construction:12 elements in 9 groups
Picture angle: 220°
Diaphragm: Automatic
Aperture scale: f/2.8-f/22 on’ both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales
Exposure measurement: Via full aperture method; meter coupling ridge provided for Al cameras and meter coupling shoe for non-AI cameras
Distance scale: Graduated in meters and feet from 0.25m (0.9 ft.) to infinity (oo)
Weight : 5,200g
Dimensions: 236mm dia. x 171mm long (overall); 160mm extension from lens flange
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