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Testing a 7.5 mm fish-eye lens on my M50 Canon mirrorless I remembered in the old days such lens were called "full sky lenses" and used for meteor/shooting star survey and for galaxy wide shots...I turned it skywards in an otherwise boring environment between blocks on a quiet backstreet- and then it hit me- WE ARE LIVING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE ATMOSPHERIC OCEAN!!!! The perspective .. helped..put things into the perspective. A lot of nice travel shots on this site... people going places and remembering nice or not so nice stuff all over the planet.We all have this in common- we all live on the bottom of the same atmospheric ocean- watch the skies, traveler!
For a technical note : I try a new 7.5 mm f/2.8 (here at f/2.8 too, focused on "infinity")fully manual lens made by 7 Artisans. It is still early to give impressions other than..nice colors, a good build, bad purple fringing on edges and nice clarity that improves on the sides too about f/8.Pretty heavy for such a small lens too (it's all metal) and cheap but gives the M50 an equivalent field of view to that of a real 1,6X7,5=12 mm with fish-eye uncorrected distortions. It's not so noticeable in the sample as I use a lens correction tool that sometimes helps. The distortions are non-linear though, unfortunately, so for detail in really close shots you can't "defish" properly (some distortion remains). But that's the nature of the beast... Enjoy and think about the atmospheric ocean. Birds are fish swimming around freely and we are crabs or prawn crawling on the bottom..

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