Fisheye photography captures an extremely wide hemispherical image, the lens usually used produces a wide-angle of up to 180 degrees.Â The fisheye lens was originally created for use in meteorology and was originally named the “whole-sky lens”, but has since become a very popular tool for photographers for its abilities to create unique and sometimes very humourous effects.
Picture taken on a Lomography Fisheye2 camera.
If you are at all interested in taking your own fisheye photos, then I strongly suggest you look into the Lomography Fisheye2 camera. It’s a really great compact 35mm camera, with a built in flash (which is great for night photography), a “bulb” setting for those long exposure shots and a multiple exposure button which allows you to layer 2 or more exposures to create a single photograph. The lens gives out a 170 degree field of vision and you can take photographs from as little as 3cm from your subject, out of all the cameras I own, this is definately my favourite!
When I first got this camera I used 2x 35mm films as an experiment – to see the results from those 2 films – Click here.
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