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GIVEAWAY for a Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

By Hanssie on May 13th 2014

CFE_HilaryFreed-03_0Lensbaby’s 8.5mm 185° Circular Fisheye for Canon EF and Nikon F lets you experiment with extreme perspective while focusing as close as ¼” from the front of your lens. Here’s your chance to get your hands on one by entering our giveaway (below) for this fun lens. (Contest Open Internationally).


This lens is great for capturing the scale of endless landscapes and big events, fun self-portraits, quirky shots of pets or friends, creating extreme perspective, and experimenting with unique lens flare. This manual focus Circular Fisheye lens has built-in aperture control ranging from f/3.5-22 and features an ultra-wide 5.8mm focal length. It is capable of capturing a 185 degree angle of view and focusing from 1/4 inch in front of the lens to infinity. That extreme close-focus paired with the incredibly wide 5.8mm focal length produces other-worldly distortion with exceptional sharpness throughout.

The internal lens barrel of the Circular Fisheye is reflective allowing bright sources of light to form a halo of colorful flare around the image. In flatter light, parts of a scene can also be reflected into the area surrounding the image. This circular fisheye lens produces an image that is circular, surrounded by black.


Specs and Features

  • Circular Fisheye lens
  • 5.8mm focal length
  • 185º angle of view
  • f/3.5-22
  • Focus type: Manual
  • Polished internal barrel for creative flare & reflection
  • Focus distance scale & hyperfocal scale to aid in focusing
  • Available for Canon EF & Nikon F camera mounts

For more information visit


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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. mugur ic

    a great optical effect with this lens

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  2. mavis mclaren

    would be great to have to experiment around with

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  3. Valters

    When the winner will be announced??

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  4. Tony Tannahill

    :) Awesome prize choice :)

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  5. ellory

    choose me

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  6. Will Yum

    The giveaway is great and all but I’m here to look at Hanssie :)

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  7. MlS

    Lensbaby makes great products! Would love to take this one for a spin ;-)

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  8. Charles Leonard

    Would help take my work to a new dimension.

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  9. Brian Gage

    Hoping to win, but if not, would likely consider getting the lens anyway.

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  10. Bob

    I’ve wanted to try one of these but have been short on cash so hopefully I will one here.

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  11. Maggie

    I so would love a chance at winning this…….so I shall keep fingers crossed for myself. Sorry guys ;-)
    Pity I cannot have that to take to London at the beginning of June! ;-)

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  12. Nanang

    Well, thanks for this awesome chance to win this baby

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  13. Paul @ Lensbaby

    These images were shot on an APS-C sensor. On a full frame camera you will have more black around the circle, and the circle will fill slightly less of the frame.

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  14. Tim

    Woah awesome Look!

    But one question: With which sensor are these images are created? APS-C or Full-Frame?

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