If you are new to photography, you may be wondering about the basic differences between lenses. Many beginners are attracted to fisheye lenses, which offer a different perspective of the world and the ability to have a large field of view in a single frame. So what’s the difference between the fisheye lens and the more standard straight model? This great video tutorial will teach you what distinguishes them.
Coming to you from Dave McKeeganThis amazing video tutorial will show you the difference between fish’s eyes and straight lens. “Fisheye” and “line” are projection terms used for lens design. “Projection” is a mathematical term that essentially defines how the geometry of one world is translated into another, such as the real world to a camera sensor. Fisheye lenses are lenses that transfer part of a sphere onto a flat surface, which is what gives them their distinctive lenses, while straight lenses are lenses that try to preserve straight lines. Therefore, you can’t really directly compare the focal lengths between fisheye lenses and straight lenses. For the most part, straight lenses will be the tool of choice, but fisheye lenses can be an occasional creative tool. Check out the video above for the full recap from McKeegan.