Fisheye lenses distort a scene to absurd proportions—which is why fisheye photography is so fun to see. Here are your fisheye photos from this week's Shooting Challenge.
Fish are lucky. Because they get to see 180 degrees or so at once. Photographers can do the same using fisheye lenses (or cheating it with a filter). So for this week's Shooting Challenge, we're all going fishing.
A few weeks ago we reported on the ridiculous $160,000 Nikon 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens up for sale in the UK. But with no images utilizing the lens, we were left wondering what they might look like. Now we know, and kinda wish we didn't.
If you have a taste for wild fisheye shots, here's the ultimate lens. It's claimed that it can "see behind itself", was made as a proof-of-concept for a trade show in 1970, and can be yours. If you have $160,000 lying around, that is.
Yesterday morning, you looked good. Yesterday evening, before you went out, you're pretty sure you looked real good. So who the hell is this schlub in the Facebook album from last night, tagged with your name?
Panasonic's Lumix FX75 strives to be a good looking camera with good looking video to match; the sleek FX75 has a touchscreen, a 24mm super wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom and shoots HD video in AVCHD Lite.
We've seen all manner of SLR trickery in the past, but Bhautik Josh has cobbled together a fisheye camera from a soda can. Sounds totally MacGyver, but he's put the steps up on his blog for you to try out.
Take a look at these trippy photos taken by Flickr user heiwa4126 using an ultra-wide fisheye lens.
This Demekin Pocket Fisheye Camera is a tiny, foldable fisheye camera. Pretty awesome, right? But wait, it takes 110mm film? Yeah, thanks but no thanks. [Product Page]
We have seen several different add-on lenses designed to enhance the iPhone camera, but these versions ditch the case in favor of magnetic mounts. There are also three different lenses to choose from.
The Lomo cameras were originally known for their leaky bodies that contaminate film with errant light — perfect for art house photos. This 35mm fisheye film camera improves upon Lomo's best selling first with more image distorting capabilities, and a metal case. More, details, and sample shots, after the jump.