If you’re like me and can’t afford a fisheye lens right now, a fisheye lens adapter is the next best thing. I tested one out recently that simply screws into the end of my SLR using the filter threads. It’s Photojojo’s Fisheye Lens Adapter. For shutterbugs, it’s hours of entertainment. I mean, what could be more fun than distorting photos into curved masterpieces?
Here’s how it works: The lens adapter’s super wide angle and short focal length morphs your photos into perfect circles. What was once rectilinear is now curvilinear. I was hooked from the beginning because not only did my new toy show up within 24 hours, it also included a small, plastic Pterodactyl inside the box. Nice touch! Next, I headed to Hawaii and started snapping photos during my excursion.
0.35x multiplier for any lens
Comes with a 5-year worldwide warranty
Works with any SLR lens: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, etc.
Made from high-definition multi-coated optical glass
Works best with lenses between 14mm and 35mm
Captures onto a square frame (corners are dark)
Q: Will The Fisheye Lens work with non-SLR cameras?
A: It may! If you can use standard SLR-style filters on your lens, it should work. Some cameras have adapters that let them use standard SLR-mount filters.
Q: I've got the lens on just fine but my photos are either completely blurry or blurred around the edges. What's the dealio?
A: Could be one of two things: either focal length, or you took off your macro ring. You'll get the best fisheye effect between 14mm and 35mm on your zoom lens. The closer you zoom in the less fishy. If that's still not doing the trick, double check to make sure you've got the macro ring attached to the lens.
Q: Will the lens adapter affect my aperture settings?
A: Nope. You camera's primary lens (the one attached to its body) calls the shots. The Fisheye is just an adapter, so it has no connection to the sensor or shutter.
Q: What's this Ultimate Kit all about?
A: The ultimate kit comes with all seven adapter rings, so you can attach the fisheye to pretty much any lens you happen to meet.
Fisheye lens with one adapter ring $50 to $55
Ultimate kit for almost any lens $85
Extra adapter rings $5 to $10
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Thanks to Photojojo.com for supplying the Fisheye Lens Adapter.
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