Altura Photo 58MM 0.35x Fisheye Canon Wide Angle Lens (w/Macro Portion) for DSLR Cameras EOS Rebel 70D 77D 80D 90D T8i T7 T7i

(10 customer reviews)


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Altura Photo Professional Series 58mm 0.35x Fisheye Lens

– This fisheye lens attaches to cameras, camcorders and lenses with 58mm filter threads. Among the many makes whose products it fits are; Sony, JVC, Olympus, Canon, Nikon and others.

– Excellent for extreme sports and dramatic action shooters. Exaggerate the depth of your shots by pulling nearby objects closer and pushing farther objects deeper into the background.

– 2-in-1 This Fisheye lens features a detachable macro lens for close-up, high detail photography. Attach the macro portion to your standard lens to take sharp pictures as close as 50mm from the subject (perfect for flowers, coins, insects, etc.).

58mm fisheye


– 2-in-1: Detachable Macro lens for close-up, high-quality photography.

– Multi-Coated (MC): Reduces glass flare & ghosting caused by reflections.

– Full Auto-focus (AF) and Infrared (IR) compatible: High resolution day & night photos.

– Extra heavy duty construction for professional and outdoor use.

– Designed for high megapixel photography & video camera use.

58mm fisheye

NOTE: This Fisheye is compatible with 58MM lenses only. Not all Canon cameras come with 58MM lenses. Please verify your camera’s lens thread size before ordering. Your camera’s lens thread size will be marked somewhere on the lens barrel or printed underneath your lens cap. This number is always preceded by a “Ø” (diameter) symbol. For example: Ø58 = 58mm lens thread size.

Additional information

Weight 249.48 kg
Dimensions 9.91 × 9.91 cm
Product Dimensions

‎ 9.6 x 9.91 x 9.91 cm; 249.48 Grams

Date First Available

‎ 16 August 2012


‎ B008YFXNE8

Item model number

‎ GJ0058


Altura Photo, ‎ Goja

10 reviews for Altura Photo 58MM 0.35x Fisheye Canon Wide Angle Lens (w/Macro Portion) for DSLR Cameras EOS Rebel 70D 77D 80D 90D T8i T7 T7i

  1. David Daniels

    Perfect all the way around!!
    Gotta love Amazon!! The order was received in 2 days with free shipping (I’m a Prime member)…and the product is exactly what I wanted. It takes the 18-55mm kit lens for my daughter’s Canon T3i (which is equivalent to a 27mm film lens) and makes it basically a 10mm lens, ideal for any occasion where a wider angle lens is needed. A friend of mine owns a Nikon 12mm lens he paid $2,500 for. It’s really nice. But I paid 100 times less, and the results from mine are really nice too!Why did I buy it?I do real estate marketing for a living (design and printwork) and I bought my daughter the Canon for Christmas. She’s got a great eye for photography, and I wanted to introduce her to real estate photography. Well, she had her first photo shoot last Saturday, and the photos came out really well. However, I could tell that the images we took, weren’t as wide of an angle as those taken by professional real estate photographers. So…I asked one of my favorite photographers about his equipment (he’s the one with the $2,500 Nikon lens). He told me what my options were, and I searched on Amazon for what I thought would be a good fit.This lens obviously caught my attention because it gives me the same focal length for a ridiculously low price (actually a little wider than his Nikon). When we first got it, I couldn’t wait to try it out. So we opened the box, saw the leather pouch it comes in, took it out and screwed it onto the Canon. When I turned the LCD viewfinder on, I almost couldn’t believe it! It’s not quite 180 degrees….but if you stand in the doorway of a small bedroom, let’s say, you’ll absolutely have every part of the room showing in your lens. Amazing! It also captures much more of the “floor-to-ceiling” so it expands things both horizontally and vertically.I wish we had purchased it prior to last Saturday’s shoot, as I think the photos we took would have been much better (even though they were already good!) I’m almost thinking about driving back out to the property as a favor to my customer and re-shooting the house. The wider angles work really well for real estate photography…and it would’ve given all of the images a much more professional look and feel.If there’s any caution with the lens…it’s this. At it’s widest angle, you will definitely get vignetting (the corners turn black)…however that happens with basically ALL wide angle lenses (most especially with fisheye lenses). I just back off the widest setting slightly, and the black corners went away. Still though, you’ll need software to help correct for the lens distortion where things curve around the edges (in other words, the left and right walls will be curved when shooting a room). GIMP does a pretty decent job of that with its lens distortion filter, and their software is free.All in all, I couldn’t be more pleased with this lens! I haven’t used the macro aspect of the lens yet, as it was purchased primarily for the wider angle requirements….but I’m fairly certain the macro will be great too! The lens feels very high quality (heavy, and doesn’t feel cheap at all.) It screwed onto the camera with no effort at all (but as with photo filters, the threads are VERY fine so you have to make sure you’ve got it on correctly before tightening down. You don’t want to strip the threads.) Mine went on perfectly, and smoothly.Oh, one more thing I noticed. If you use the built-in flash on the camera (it’s forward facing)…you’ll get a small “half-circle” shadow at the bottom of the photo. That’s because when you have the lens added to the standard kit lens, it adds a couple inches in length. The flash is ever-so-slightly blocked at the bottom of the photo, but the same thing would happen with a telephoto lens. Again, all you have to do is zoom in a little closer…or buy a flash that sits a little higher (on the shoe instead of the lower-sitting built-in flash).Just buy it….you won’t regret it at all.Dave

  2. cuhphniv

    it’s a gift for my son, no comment from him yet

  3. Michael Rothberg

    Interesting lens; A learning curve is in order
    I’m just learning to use this effectively, and I thought I’d share a few observations:1. If you are using the only the macro component , DO expect some vignetting. Not terrible, because if you are going in that close, you’ll probably want to crop.2. If you are photographing insects, unless you have a very steady hand, and the insects are cooperating by staying in one place long enough, you’ll need a tripod. For example: bees collecting pollen from flowers – set up your shot, use a wireless remote if possible, and wait for the critter to come back again … if it lands on a nearby flower, you can quickly adjust the tripod, but not if you have to refocus. You just won’t have time.3. The depth of field is VERY shallow, but you should be able to do micro life, and the blurred background is an effective method of drawing the viewer’s attention to the center of attention.4. Always use shutter priority with this lens and set it at the fastest shutter speed acceptable for the lighting conditions. That could also help a lot with “hand shake” if you are stuck without a tripod.As for the wide angle fish eye component , I can’t tell you much right now as my experiments have been limited. I just received the lens this morning. I hope to post more in a few days.The photos below illustrate some of the issues:The left most shows why the tripod is so important. Both the left and the right photos also illustrate the vignetting. The center photo was cropped, and although I didn’t use a tripod, I was able to maintain my steadiness – because for some reason the smaller fly didn’t seem to flit around as much and I was able to relax to capture it. It must know the difference between a fly swatter and a camera.PS – The left photo was supposed to be a bumble bee, but I selected the wrong image from my library. I am posting the bumblebee now. By the way, look at the fly again and you can see how sensitive this is to depth of field. The wings are sharply in focus but the head which is in a slightly different plane is blurred. Just something to consider when setting up your shots.

  4. E

    Great fisheye lens without breaking the bank
    This is a great little add-on to your gear bag. The fisheye attachment is inexpensive, but it’s well made and very sturdy. I’ve attached some snapshots taken with my Nikon D3300 and the stock 18-55 lens. It does an excellent good job for the money.Even though the product description states otherwise, in my opinion, you’ll need to set your camera to manual focus and manual mode to use this lens properly. Be willing to learn how to use this attachment. When using the fisheye, you’ll have to make adjustments when composing your shots. The fisheye effect is nice and it’s clearly visible when used properly, but it can vignette badly. As a side note, you can use the macro and the fisheye together (as I did in the coin and billiards photos), or the macro alone (as I did in the housefly photo), but you CAN NOT use the fisheye without the macro.You will experience some focus drop off and vignetting around the edges as illustrated in my snapshots, but you’ll get that to some degree with any fisheye or macro lens. Remember, you’re paying 20-30 bucks for this lens as opposed to hundreds or even thousands. In my opinion, you get much more than you pay for. All in all, this is a great attachment and it works as it should. It’s affordable, useful, it’s worth having around when you need it and it doesn’t take up too much space. Mine came with a cap for both ends and a “leatherish” carrying bag. I’d recommend this product and I’d buy it again.PROS:-sturdy and well made-works well (with a little practice)-easily attaches to lens-adds a nice effect to your photos-macro lens can be used without the fisheye-comes with caps and a caseCONS:-significant focus drop off at edgesOVERALL:Great buyGreat quality for the priceGreat choice for beginner/intermediate level

  5. Vanessa

    Complicated to use
    I bought this to use for macro photos, but it was a bit complicated to use, you have to have really good lighting right next to your subject in order to get a super clear photo. 2/10

  6. K.D.

    Pretty good
    The only real thing I do not like about that is that I cannot zoom out all the way to get a 360 degree circle image. Zooming out as far as I can still results in the bottom edge of the fisheye circle being cut out of the photo. Not a deal breaker, but I liked my old Opteka better because of that detail.

  7. Jake T.

    Sharp Macro Shots
    Great overall lens for the price! Only potential downfall is the best fish-eye effect is found when zooming out – in which may lead to cropping due to the rim exposure. But all in all, it’s a great and useful add-on for my D3300!

  8. Alex Green

    Fisheye effect is very minimum
    The lens is surprisingly high quality for the price. Since it’s so cheap I expected the lens casing to be cheap plastic but instead it seems like it’s billet aluminum. It also fits very well with the standard canon 18-55mm 58mm lens.The fish eye effect is somewhat minimum and isn’t as wide as I was hoping but it works well.

  9. Rob Godzeno

    Great deal!
    I recently ordered this lens after reading other reviews here on Amazon. The product arrived on time and in the expected condition. I am an amateur photographer, but the lens is easy to use and seems to expand the possibilities of what I will able to do with my Nikon D60 with wider angle shots and better close-up shots.The wide angle lens is light but sturdy, attaches easily and works fine with the autofocus on the D60 camera.The detachable macro lens (for super close shots) is a cool feature. It doesn’t seem to work with autofocus on the D60, so I’ve got to get out my owner’s manual and see how to do manual focus on my camera. I don’t view that as a problem so much as a fun thing to be able to figure out when I have the time.I saw a few other reviews mentioning the threads potentially stripping over time, but the threads on the lens I received seem pretty heavy duty and are metallic, so I would assume they have resolved that issue.I was pleasantly surprised by the little note from the owner of the company, which was a nice humanizing touch. They even threw in a lens cleaning cloth and a case for the lens.For the price, I don’t think this can be beat. You could spend a lot more money on something fancier with more features, but this will do the job it’s intended to do.

  10. Katelyn Rodriguez

    Ok for beginners
    This lense was perfect for my child she thinks she’s getting the best of the best but it’s actually perfect for kids in 4h who want to be aspiring photographers

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