Vivitar Series 1 0.21x HD Fisheye Lens (58mm) with:
Vivitar Series 1 0.21x HD High Definition Fisheye Lens
Easily add a fisheye effect to your digital camera.
The term fish-eye was coined to refer to a lens capable of imaging an entire hemisphere; providing a circular view that a fish looking upward at the surface of the water might see. It should really be called a "fish view lens" since the eye of the fish probably is not responsible for what it sees as much as the fact that its eye is immersed in water. In any case, fisheye lenses achieve extremely wide angles of view by foregoing a rectilinear image to give fisheye images their characteristic convex appearance.
Don't confuse this 0.21x quality Vivitar optic with ".42X/.45X... Panoramic... Super Wide Angle... Semi Fisheye" type lenses whose rear elements unscrew to be used as "macro" lenses. They can not even approach delivering a high quality 180-degree field of view.
The all-glass high resolution optics of the Vivitar Series 1 0.21x Super Fish Eye have been engineered to do one thing and do it well... reduce the focal length of a lens by 0.21x to provide an amazing fish eye view.
Depending on the camera model and lens it's mounted on, the image can cover the entire frame edge to edge or provide a circular image fully contained within the frame. Mounted to a zoom lens, the Vivitar 0.21x can often offer ultra wide angle, diagonal fisheye (full frame) and circular fisheye images. Close focusing is almost to the front of the optic and there's huge depth of field.
The 0.21x can be a great tool for real estate agents or for just having fun! If you plan on doing panoramic or full room shots, just stand your tripod in a corner facing the center of a room. It can capture almost EVERYTHING, floor to ceiling, wall to wall, except what is directly behind the camera. Just import the resulting image into a panoramic editor or "stitching program" (your digital camera probably came with one), convert it to a QuickTime VR file, and have a virtual view of the room.
The Vivitar 0.21x is the affordable fisheye optic for useful, unusual and fun pictures you otherwise wouldn't be able to obtain.
|Vivitar Series 1 0.21x HD Fisheye Lens|
|– TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS –|
|Maximum Magnification:||Approx. 0.21x|
|Lens Construction:||3 elements in 3 groups|
|Focus Type:||Auto / Manual|
|Filter Size:||58mm (43-58mm, 46-58mm, 52-58mm, 55-58mm adapters included)|
|Dimensions (Diam. x Length):||2.63 x 2.24 in. (67 x 57mm)|
|Weight:||10.7 oz. (305g)|
Will mount to ANY Brand Digital & Film SLR Camera or Lens (Optional adapter rings might be required)