When I first told you I had gotten a Fisheye lens as a present, I mentioned when the subject called for it, I would use the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye Lens. Oh, but the Fisheye is a crafty seductress. Once I do put the Fisheye lens on my camera, I find all sorts of subjects to photograph with it.
For instance, I never thought of it as a lens for landscape photography. The Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park in Utah is large and hard to get all in one frame except from a distance. With the Fisheye, I was able to get in close (within 5 feet) and accent the arch’s curvature.
I found it was fun to shoot into the Sun using a Fisheye stopped down to f/22 like you see here of Turret Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.
The real reason I wanted a Fisheye lens was for the Disney themeparks. For years I have seen other photographers share wonderful photos with their Fisheye lenses. I got my own chance the last couple of months. First at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, California.
Then in Walt Disney World. The Muppet * Vision 3-D Theater has very slightly curved rows for the seats. The Fisheye really took the curve and bent it a few degrees. 🙂
Not sure how long this will go on. I am afraid I am quite smitten. 😉