|Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Canon 14mm lens.|
|Buddhist temple, Kent NY. Canon 15mm lens.|
The 14mm lens sells for about $2,250.00, while the 15mm lens sells for about $800.00.
The 15mm lens is a fish-eye lens, and gives you that fish-eye look (on a full-frame image sensor camera), while the 14mm lens is what's called a rectilinear lens, which offers little or no barrel or pincushion distortion.
The 14mm lens is larger and heavier than the 15mm lens because the 14mm lens has more glass.
Like my fellow pros, I choose a lens for the effect. For example, as with my Buddhist temple picture, I like the distortion in the image. It's up to you to embrace the distortion or to go for a more realistic image.
Also, both lenses let you work in confined spaces, as illustrated by the HDR image below.
All these images are HDR images. For more in HDR, see my iPad app: iHDR.
|Los Osos, CA. Canon 15mm lens.|
|Canon EF 8-15mm lens.|
Yes, yes, yes! We can correct and create the fish-eye lens effect in Photoshop. I'll save that info for another post.
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P.S. We shoot at the Buddhist temple on my Croton Creative workshop.