06-03-2019, 10:23 AM
Interestingly enough, my wife asked me to buy her a fisheye lens after trying the Canon 8-15L in the field (a kind colleague lent her his), on the condition that it be a zoom lens. At first I wasn't seeing the reason behind her demand, thinking that the Sigma 10mm would've been just as good, but when I finally settled on the Tokina 10-17 and got to use it for a bit myself, I understood the deeper meaning of her request. Since the fisheye shots have one single overarching attribute - the fisheye-ness itself - they may tend to look samey after a while, so having a variable field of view can alleviate that somewhat. That's why if I ever buy a fisheye lens for myself, it's going to be another copy of that Tokina - or a similar lens some other manufacturer may release by then.