Review TTArtisan 11mm f2.8 Fisheye for Z

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Why would an image produced using one lens be more easily defished than an image produced using another lens?

Some fisheyes have unusual or irregular distortion, sometimes referred to as a lens's projection, that makes them difficult to defish without a specific profile. There's a lot more to designing a fisheye that just letting the barrel distortion go wild!

I have had good luck shooting landscapes with fisheyes in the past, as long as you keep the horizon level and centered, you rarely see the distortion. Finding enough interest to fill such a wide view is the hard part...

Defishing can give mixed results, sometimes it works great, other times you lose too much on the edges and would have been better off to use a rectilinear wide angle. It can be difficult to know how an image will look defished before hand, so composition can be a roll of the dice.
 
This is why I'm going to go with a rectilinear wide angle/ultra wide angle lens as it will be more practical for my intended purposes. I do think a fisheye could be a lot of fun playing around with the fishy distortion, but definitely a novelty item. Years ago I had a Nikon fisheye and used it very rarely so eventually sold it to a friend and that was that. I think it was the 10.5mm??
 

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