Canon 15mm fisheye
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rprouty
Registered: Aug 10, 2002
Total Posts: 6837
Country: United States

I've been offered locally a Canon 15mm fisheye for $470.00..I have one and don't need it but hate to pass it up because I think that's a pretty good deal. Thoughts about this from anyone.

Rod



svassh
Registered: Mar 05, 2011
Total Posts: 663
Country: United States

Well I am waiting for delivery of one I purchased on the B&S boards for $550 all in. But if you have one is it worth the hassle to buy and resell for >$80 margin assuming paypal fees and shipping?



abqnmusa
Registered: May 11, 2006
Total Posts: 2085
Country: United States

get a copy of the "fisheye hemi" application for use with the 15mm fisheye
if removes distortion when you want to use the lens for people shots



kdlanejr
Registered: Jun 13, 2003
Total Posts: 432
Country: United States

Rod,

It's always nice to have a back up. Shouldn't go down in value. Seems like a good investment if you have the cash to spare.



harrygilbert
Registered: Jan 10, 2006
Total Posts: 745
Country: United States

The later versions of DPP can eliminate the majority of distortion, as can several other post-processing programs. Mine is tack sharp, and very useful in tight spaces.



burningheart
Registered: Mar 21, 2005
Total Posts: 2449
Country: Canada

rprouty wrote:
I've been offered locally a Canon 15mm fisheye for $470.00..I have one and don't need it but hate to pass it up because I think that's a pretty good deal. Thoughts about this from anyone.

Rod



Sorry Rod, I just got a picture in my mind about lady fashion shoppers.

How many times have you heard or laughed at their impulse to buy yet another pair of shoes or hand bag that they may use once or never because it was a good deal.

Pause for a moment and ask yourself,

Will you use this?
Can you resll at a profit?
Is it better than your existing one?
Will the existing one fail soon?
Is there something else you are looking to buy?
Do you really need to buy it because it's such a good deal?

If you ask a lot of questions you'll know the answer. For myself if I have it in excellent condition then I don't need another.



scalesusa
Registered: Sep 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2382
Country: United States

That seems high to me. I have bought two locally, one $300 and one $350. I did have to spend $27 for a replacement cap for the $300 one, but it was perfect otherwise.



stevez32
Registered: Mar 26, 2003
Total Posts: 3013
Country: United States

I think that is about the going rate. If anyone wants one for that price I have one I'd be willing to part with.



svassh
Registered: Mar 05, 2011
Total Posts: 663
Country: United States

I have to say I got a chance to play with mine this weekend and it is a spectacular little lens. Unbelievable how sharp it is, reminds me of the 100L, almost.