Analogue fisheye photography (Sigma 8mm EX DG + Canon EOS 1000FN + Kodak Gold 200)

This past weekend I did some testing of a Canon EOS 1000FN, as it hadn’t been used for a while and acted up, not looking the AF in about 9/10 cases. Almost every photo taken of me until the age of 12-13 was with this camera, so it was a personal affair to get it working properly.  I soon came to the conclusion that the camera itself was in a good condition, but that the kit lens wasn’t fully cooperative, probably due to the pin connection, as once tried with another lens, the AF worked every time.
While I was at it, I thought that I might just as well see if it metered and exposed properly. Since I only have one lens with a Canon-mount, being the Sigma 8mm EX DG fisheye, you’ll see where I went with this.

Loaded it with some Kodak Color 200, and here are the results. I cropped them into squares for aesthetic purposes, as 8 mm is such a wide focal lenght that it gives you a round picture. Enjoy!

 

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

This model had a “Soft Focus mode”, something to examine closer another day, but here’s a first attempt:

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

AREKU Canon 1000FN - Sigma Fisheye 8 mm - Kodak Gold

 

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