Angles define our lives and the perspective at which we look at. Horizontal angles and viewpoints have always been the way to go. However, vertical ones are a touch unexplored comparatively. Aerial Photography, in that regard, has a lot to offer.
There are different types of photography, at least based on the angles that a photographer creates. It is these angles that dictate how a photo is going to come out. Several types of camera lens are used to capture these spectacular visuals.
One of the lenses that are heavily used to create something out of nothing is a fisheye lens. These lenses are well known for creating distortions which are generally not very professional. However, as we all know, turning our hassles into something spectacular leads the way.
No matter what the visual is, giving it an edge over others “without actually an edge” mesmerizes people, pun intended. A fisheye lens, at least the circular fisheye lenses are known for creating curved perspectives of simple stuff.
Using these lenses to click something from the top is scintillating. The concept of Distortion states that to capture something with a massive field of view, the ends of the images are curved to fit into the space given.
The phenomenon of distortion kills any sort of aspect ratio and provides a completely different look. Applying the same to Aerial Photography, a huge section of the urban settlement or the woods can be covered with minimal effort.
As a safety measure, you can also use a fisheye lens as an ultra-wide-angle lens with the help of certain tools that can remove the distortions. It will be reminiscent of a panoramic image.
Multiple brands provide some of the best fisheye lenses that you can use. According to the camera body you own, you can use these to good effect. Also, there are two types of fisheye lenses namely:
- Diagonal Fisheye Lenses
- Circular Fisheye Lenses
Based on your preference, you can choose either. As of now, these best fisheye lenses that you can consider for aerial photography are as follows:
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
- Nikon AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Fisheye
- Nikon AF DX 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Fisheye
- Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye
- Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
What are the ones you have used and how was your experience? Let us know in the comments section below.