Opteka is one of the leading manufacturers of converter lenses and filters for digital point and shoot cameras as well as high magnification telescopic lenses for digital SLR cameras. They have been in this business since 2002.
If you enjoy experimental photography, then this fisheye adaptor form Opteka could be for you, it’s compatible with many Canon cameras models on the market, check our comparison below for more details.
The HD2 0.20X Professional Super AF Fisheye Lens is one of their finest products. It costs around about £50 has received excellent reviews from owners.
Check out this video produced from Youtube, which details what you get in the box and a quick glimpse of the fish eye effect the lens can produce.
The lens fully multi-coated element makes it more durable, and dependable. In addition, the high index optical glass provides high precision to high-level tolerance, likewise the low dispersion relatively reduce chromatic aberration.
Designed to maximize day and night shots, Opteka lens converts an 18-55mm into a 3.6-11mm Circular Lens. The .20x wide-angle fisheye converter lens helps increase versatility of your existing lens, so you will experience superb ultra wide angle views.
This lens is perfect for various models of Canon digital SLR camera. Great for indoor party shots and is also an indispensable tool for extreme sports and action shooters.
What do the images look like?
We’ve add a few images taken using a Canon 450D and Opteka fisheye lens, please note we have reduced their quality and size so they load quickly, but it should give you an idea of what kind of images they will produce. The image resolution depends on the digital camera (the original images where huge). Here are some images taken with this fish eye lens.
However, some owners of 400D Canon say the Opteka lens is not perfect for them. The circle is not centered and there is a cut on the lower side of the image. As its an adaptor and not a fish eye camera the photos taken appear in the middle of a black picture, this is a common in most fish eye lens adaptors and is funnel inside your lens, you could use software like Photoshop to crop the image if you wish but many don’t mind the image.
What’s included in the box?
- .20x Fisheye Lens
- Lens Adapter
- 52mm Adapter
- 55mm Adapter
- 58mm Adapter
- Lens Caps
- Lens Pouch.
So on the whole this fish eye lens adaptor is a great accessory for your digital slr. It can be used on most lens and produce interesting result when added a zoom lens. They are great fun and very easy to attach. Opteka are so confident about their product the HD 0.20X Fisheye Lens as it comes with a five year warranty.