Fisheye Camera: More than Meets the Eye

Because of the 170 degree field of view, the Lomography Fisheye camera captures much more than your eyes can actually see from that angle. It's small, easy to use, and beautiful!

The Lomography Fisheye Camera was given to me by my uncle a few years ago as a Christmas gift and I love it!

You can get really great phots and even the most mundane thing will look so much more interesting with the Fisheye lens distortion. It captures more than you can see when you are shooting so do keep that in mind! For example, if you look closely at the bottom of the following photo, you can see something red. That is the tip of my wallet that was on the ground in front of me while I was shooting. It wasn’t in my field of vision and I had no idea the Fisheye lens would be able to capture it.

Also, because it captures so much more than you can see, objects that seem really close to you will actually appear far in the pictures. The instructions that come with the camera dare you to shoot really really close and I recommend you do. I took tons of photos thinking I was really close and I couldn’t believe how far away they looked when I developed them! Sometimes I thought I was shooting too close and then when the pictures came out the subject wasn’t close at all. When I shot this photo I meant to get that fisheye effect where the cat’s face gets really distorted and thought I was close enough, but it came out like this:

The instructions also say it’s useless to look through the viewfinder and it really is. When I looked through the viewfinder to take these photos the statues looked like they were right in front of me, I couldn’t even see the street below on the first photo or much of the sky above on the second one, but they came out like this. It is great not knowing what you are going to get though, there is always an element of surprise!

The things you have to be really careful with are the lens cap, the wrist strap, and the flash. It’s really easy to forget the lens cap on and when you take photos pointing down, if you don’t have the wrist strap on it will appear in the photo. Also, it’s really easy to turn the flash on by mistake and I ended up taking pictures with flash that I didn’t mean to. In the following picture of my feet I not only had the flash on by mistake, the wrist strap is also showing which ruined the picture. In the second photo, I once again had the flash on by mistake, and because I took it in front of a mirror it came out completely diferent than what I had in mind. Still, I think it is cool how it looks kind of like an eye.

One thing that looks really cool in a Fisheye photo are high objects while shooting from below. I really love how it distorts buldings and other high objects specially the ones that are on the side rather than in front of you. So be sure to photograph alot from below with your Fisheye camera!

In conclusion, I absolutely love the element of suprise that makes shooting with the Fisheye so much fun! Also, it’s cheap and easy to use and I highyl recommend it. Because of that It’s also perfect to give to someone as a gift, just like it was given to me.

Fisheye No. 2 has a 170-degree wide angle view and stunning barrel distortion. Now with a hotshoe and multiple and long exposure capabilities, the world’s greatest compact Fisheye camera is now more amazing than you ever thought possible! Available in different colours and special designs.

written by carlota_nonnumquam on 2011-12-21 in #reviews #fisheye-camera #fisheye #user-review #lomography #film-camera #review

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