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11/17/2009 02:00:40 PM · #1
Hi everybody!

I just got my new 15mm Fisheye lens, and was wondering how you can protect the lens? On most lenses, you would want to put a UV filter on it to protect from scratches, but the Fisheye wont work because of the bulge on the lens. Any suggestions, or am I wrong on the UV filter aspect?

Thanks!
11/17/2009 02:09:10 PM · #2
A carrying case is what you'll need if you don't already have one. Either a hard case with foam padding, or at the very least, a soft "pouch" style bag, with a reinforced and cushioned lining.

There are also the hybrid ones--not a hard case, but not a cloth bag--something in the middle, like the one that came with my Canon 70-200 f.2.8L . . .

pouch.gif or lzcase.gif
soft . . . . . . . . . . . . hybrid

Message edited by author 2009-11-17 14:11:01.
11/17/2009 02:11:12 PM · #3
as for protecting "on-camera", I guess the hood is best you can do, and it will be limited protection. I suppose you just have to be really really careful :-)
11/17/2009 02:21:48 PM · #4
Originally posted by chromeydome:

as for protecting "on-camera", I guess the hood is best you can do, and it will be limited protection. I suppose you just have to be really really careful :-)


With a 180 degree field of view there's not much of a hood.
11/17/2009 02:22:55 PM · #5
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by chromeydome:

as for protecting "on-camera", I guess the hood is best you can do, and it will be limited protection. I suppose you just have to be really really careful :-)


With a 180 degree field of view there's not much of a hood.


exactly
11/17/2009 02:29:13 PM · #6
Originally posted by chromeydome:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by chromeydome:

as for protecting "on-camera", I guess the hood is best you can do, and it will be limited protection. I suppose you just have to be really really careful :-)


With a 180 degree field of view there's not much of a hood.


exactly


yeah, thats what I figured. Well, it was worth a question! Its too bad that somebody hasnt come up with something as an on-camera protection. Hmm... maybe a patent is in somebody's future.

Thanks all
11/17/2009 05:15:08 PM · #7
Just don't let it fall out of your camera bag and never see it again. <"¤">
11/17/2009 05:22:54 PM · #8
And the lens cap does not stay on very well at all. I am always finding it stuck in the bottom of bag. I find it off more often than on. But it is a fun lens to work with. You can make some great images and some really awful ones too.
11/17/2009 05:41:30 PM · #9
Originally posted by alexzen:

And the lens cap does not stay on very well at all. I am always finding it stuck in the bottom of bag. I find it off more often than on. But it is a fun lens to work with.


I agree. I use a rubber band when the lens is stored in the camera bag. I have found that my 77mm CPL will fit over the hood but it is far from ideal.
11/17/2009 06:24:50 PM · #10
I have filters on all my glass except this one so I feel your pain. Usually I'll go on a shoot, take off the lens cap and walk around. I'm ready to shoot at a moments notice. Not the Fish. The Nikon has a nice deep cap that fits snug. I leave it on all the time until I'm ready to take the shot. I take the shot and put the cap back on. It's worked out very well so far.
11/17/2009 07:35:51 PM · #11
Yep, the lens cap on the Canon fish comes under the heading of "what were they With the fish on the camera, you definitely don't want it dangling from the neck strap when not in use. With the protruding front element, it's a disaster waiting to happen. This is true with *all* fisheyes, though. You can't use a filter, and there's not enough hood to protect, as a hood should. The answer, as 21.gif rkligmanposted, is to put the cap back on when not actively shooting.
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