Updated November 07, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 9 Best Fisheye Lenses For Canon Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. If you want to achieve the very specific look offered by a fisheye lens, then our selection of models designed exclusively for Canon cameras will connect you with the perfect piece of glass. We've included options for full-frame and APS-C sensors in both DSLR and mirrorless formats from a number of reliable manufacturers, and ranked them by their image quality, angle of view, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best fisheye lenss for canon camera on Amazon.

9. Altura Photo 8mm f/3.0 Professional

8. Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC

7. Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC II

6. Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD

5. Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC

4. Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine

3. EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Ultra-Wide Zoom

2. Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide

1. EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Editor's Notes

October 31, 2019:

A quick look at the lineup of lenses that have come out in conjunction with Canon's relatively recent foray into the full-frame mirrorless sector reveals something interesting about their enthusiast and pro-sumer demographics: they don't seem to shoot fisheye. In fact, as of this writing, Canon only offers one lens for that system wider than 24mm, and, as a 15-35mm zoom, it offers only rectilinear performance with a concerted effort against barrel distortion.

So, for the moment, the majority of our list focuses on lenses for DSLRs, with one exception in the Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC II, which is meant for Canon's controversial APS-C mirrorless M series of cameras.

Among aftermarket options, we removed one of the older Sigma offerings and replaced it with the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC, a model that came out in 2007 — still a little long in the tooth, but fisheye production has been on the decline for some time. It's a pretty good lens, but it's practically a 16mm after you account for crop factor, so it might be too tight for fisheye purists. For shooters who aren't sure a fisheye is for them, it's a great way to dip a toe in the water.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 07, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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