I wish we had low cost fisheye digital cameras but alas we have to settle for 35mm film cameras. Lomography makes some nice retro looking cameras and this one is no exception. This Fisheye One Black is the world’s only camera with a built-in fish-eye lens.
This camera produces super-wide-angle images (170 degree view) and compacts everything into a circular image. The distorted images that emerge can be amusing and/or artistic in the right conditions. There is a built in flash so you can use this indoors or at night. It uses normal 35mm film that can be developed at Walmart or wherever else you choose.
Reviews of the “Fisheye One Black” have shown complaints on how the viewfinder is practically useless and that the camera doesn’t perform well in low light, so keep these issues in mind.
The trick to getting good shots with a fisheye lens camera is to fill the frame up, preferably with tall vertical objects like buildings in the background. It’s also good to take a close up shot with your subject in the center of the picture.
Enjoy the pictures below, which are samples taken with the Lomography Fisheye camera.