Tutorial 10

In this tutorial, I’ll discuss shaving the lens hood off certain fisheye lenses, and share my experience when I did this to my own Sigma 10mm Fisheye.

Typical lenses you’d want to do this to are the first version of the Samyang, Walimex, Bower, Polar, Falcon 8 mm Fisheye (the newer ones now thankfully come with a removable hood), the Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye, the Sigma 10mm or 15mm Fisheyes or the Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye.

DISCLAIMER: Do this at your own risk. I can’t be held responsible for what YOU do 😉

Links that I referred to in the video:

The panorama that killed my previous lens, my blog post about shaving lenses, the professional lens shaving service.

Some of the resources I prepared myself with (non exhaustive list!): Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5.

2 Comments on “Tutorial 10

  1. Hello Florian.
    My name is De La Cruz, from Spain and I would like to ask you a question about this post.
    It is really necessary to shave the lens if I got a Canon EOS 70D (APC-s sensor – not full frame).
    Thanks a lot.

    • No, shaving only ever is considered when using a crop-sensor destined lens on a full frame camera.

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