I’ve posted several images of the mock-up Space Shuttle cockpit down at Space Center Houston before but here’s another one taken on my last visit. This time, I used the 15mm fisheye lens and stuck my camera as far through the gap in the plexiglass screen behind the seats as possible. Although this lens is actually less wide than the 14-24mm at its widest, the distortion actually means that more of the scene is visible. If I corrected the distortion in Lightroom, I would loose a bunch of the bits and pieces around the edge and end up with less in the frame than if I had used the other lens.
I must admit to having a bit of a love affair with this Sigma 15mm fisheye lens. I very much enjoy the creative effect that I get with it when used on scenes that contain either a lot of linear elements or curves that run across the whole frame. I do, however, have to be careful not to use it on the wrong scenes since it can make some images look very disturbing – try shooting a landscape with the horizon in the bottom half of the frame and you’ll see what I mean. To me, though, this cockpit provides a scene that definitely works when shot with the fisheye. What do you think?
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