Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 has long been the only diagonal (fisheye) lens from Canon, which was produced and supplied by the company itself. For a long time there was no replacement for this lens. Since the first release, the design has not undergone any changes. There was no second or third version, as is the case with the more popular lensE Canon 70-200 и 24-70... It was most likely replaced by Canon EF 8-15 / 4L Fisheye USM, because with the release of this lens, Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 is discontinued.

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Chassis lens Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 is made of frosted plastic, bayonet metal. The wide-angle lens does not have a stabilizer, and there is only an auto-manual focus switch on the body of the switches. The frame has a window for calculating the focusing distance and information for calculating the hyperfocal distance. The inscriptions are painted. The lenses are green coated.

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At the same time, the front lens rises about 0.5 cm from the body. The frame extends from the base of the lens and forms protrusions to protect the optics, on these protrusions there is a thread from the inside for installing the hood. Dimensions (edit) lens small, as well as the weight (only 330 grams), the front lens is covered with a cover with deep edges. Although the lid is covered with pile from the inside, even a new one can fly off without problems and get lost somewhere (as always, unexpectedly).

Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 schematic

canon ef 15mm f2.8 47The Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 lens has 8 elements in 7 groups. Refers to wide-angle lensм.

Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 Specifications

A type lens
ultra wide angle
Canon EF
Focal distance
Focal distance
15 mm
Value luminosity
f / 2.8
Corners review
Minimum diaphragm
Minimum distance focusing
0.2 m
Bayonet mount (fastening)
Canon EF
Size matrix
full frame / APS-C
Привод autofocus
Design (elements / groups)
8 elements in 7 groups
Number of petals aperture
Dimensions (diameter / length)
73х62.2 mm
The weight
330 g

Canon EF lenses on the portal

  1. Canon EF-s 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS II
  2. Canon EF-s 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 III DC
  3. Canon EF-s 18-135mm f / 3.5-5.6 IS
  4. Canon EF-s 60mm f / 2.8 macro USM
  5. Canon EF 16-35 f / 2.8 II L USM
  6. Canon EF 28-80 f / 2.8-4 L USM
  7. Canon EF 50-200mm f / 3.5-4.5 L
  8. Canon EF 70-200mm f / 4L USM
  9. Canon EF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 IS USM
  10. Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8
  11. Canon EF 50mm f / 1.4 USM
  12. Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8
  13. Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 II
  14. Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 STM
  15. Canon EF 85mm f / 1.8 USM
  16. Canon EF 1200mm f / 5.6 L USM

Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8. In work

EF series lens, but EF-s compatible. Taking into account the reduction of the viewing angle by 1.6 (1.5, depending on the crop factor of the matrix) times, instead of 180 degrees it will be 112 degrees (for a matrix with a crop factor of 1.6). It is quite remarkable that light filters, as in the case of the Zenitar Fisheye 16mm lens, can only be used on the rear lens. lens... For this, a place is even marked on the body above the rear lens and a pocket is brought out.


The focusing ring on this specimen moves freely, is made of plastic, and is located almost in the center of the case. lens... Focusing is quick, but the ring travel is short. Mdf 0.2m, infinity comes from about one and a half (!) Meters, but for sure. The focusing motor is a stepper; during operation, the mechanism sometimes met with a focusing distance limiter, with a characteristic knock.


Diaphragm lens Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 electronically controlled, consists of 5 blades. At average values, we get nuts in hips... The depth of field is great, and at an open aperture it will be impossible to cut out unnecessary details if you are going to use it for portraits (which is really unlikely). The change in depth of field during aperture is shown clearly below.

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The Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8 lens has a pronounced distortion. Well, basically, like all wide-angle lenses. Thanks to this, you can create the effect of presence in the frame.

Wide angle lenses on the portal

  1. Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8
  2. Zenitar-M M42 16mm f / 2.8
  3. Ricoh Rikenon M42 28mm f / 2.8
  4. Hanimex M42 28mm f / 2.8
  5. Helios M42 28mm M42 f / 2.8
  6. Miranda M42 28mm f / 2.8 MC
  7. Pentacon Electric M42 29mm f / 2.8
  8. Sigma EF-s 30mm f / 1.4 EX DC HSM
  9. Yongnuo EF 35mm f / 2.0
  10. Mir-1V M42 37mm f / 2.8


Sufficient quality picture, high sharpness and focusing... On a full frame - a wide-angle lens, on a cropped Canon DSLR - has a 24mm field of view with distortion inherent in a wide-angle lens.

Sample photos and videos.
Canon EF 15mm f / 2.8

Video example

For video shooting with a quick change of focus, it is not suitable because of the small travel of the focusing ring, but thanks to the large field of field and depth, you can safely shoot general plans without fear of missing.

Sample Photos

Considering that the lens is diagonal and distortion is not corrected in it (by deflecting the camera from the horizontal, you are guaranteed to get a curved horizon line), its use is possible for astrophotography, landscape photography, or in confined spaces, for shooting spherical panoramas.

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