What exactly is a fisheye lens?
Lenses with an extreme wide angle are called fisheye lenses. With this type of lenses you can capture a very wide angle of view in the photo, wider than you can see with the human eye. This distorts the image's edges, making the photo spherical. Everything close to the camera becomes super large and everything in the distance becomes very small. The focal length is usually 12mm or less. The smallest focal length for fisheye lenses is approximately 7.5mm. Fisheye lenses are available for both SLR cameras
and mirrorless mirrorless cameras
. You also have a choice of special clip-on fisheye lenses to mount on your smartphone.
Vary with different types of fisheye lenses
When you want to rent fisheye lenses it is important to know that there are two variants. The circular lens projects 180 degree images in a circle. Diagonal lenses differ from this in that they use the entire image surface, where a circular fisheye lens is surrounded by a black area. With a diagonal lens, more pixels are used and you can capture more on the camera's image sensor.
Architecture photography and festivals
Thanks to these unique properties, fisheye lenses are ideal for testing your creativity. You can rent fisheye lenses for photographing architecture, city views and skylines, but also to capture people and animals in a unique way. A fisheye lens is often used at festivals and events to capture crowds, for example from a stage, on a festival site or a concert hall. And because events often only take place temporarily, renting such a lens instead of buying makes a lot of sense.
Rent the best fisheye lens for your project
As most of you probably know, the focal length of a lens determines the angle of view. With a large focal length (known as telephoto lenses
), you get objects from a distance closer on a photo and with a short distance you get more of your subject within the frame. On Gearbooker you can rent all these different lenses
. The focal length is indicated in millimeters per lens. The smaller the number of millimeters, the greater the angle. Use this tip to choose the lens that best suits your project.
Rent a fisheye lens for distinctive photos
To make your photos stand out, fisheye lenses are definitely worth renting. You give your project a special and unique look and by renting the lenses instead of buying it yourself, the costs stay low and attractive. In the range on this page you will find different types of fisheye lenses from well-known brands such as Canon, Sigma, Tamron and Nikon.