Everybody! Everybody! This is the best Friday present that the Brothers Chaps could have possibly given us. Strong Bad is back, and he's got a bulbous new #1 jam with Coach Z and a fisheye lens.
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.
There are dozens of strap-on fisheye lenses that you can buy nowadays for iPhones. Blame it on Lomography and Hipstamatic, perhaps. Pixeet's goes a step further though, letting you shoot full 360-degree panoramas with the camera lens and free app.
Over at Instructables, user Banjomaster shows how to make a fisheye lens for his Nikon D90 for just $16, with the help of one of those wide-angle doorway peephole lenses.
Take a look at these trippy photos taken by Flickr user heiwa4126 using an ultra-wide fisheye lens.
Attaching to the iPhone through a magnetic metal mount system (you'll need to mod your iPhone with a metal sticker, it seems), this $100 "extremely high quality lens" stretches your iPhone's field of view to epic proportions. If only the phone's integrated camera were of a decent resolution, all this fuss may be worth…