The Century Super Fisheye Adapter produces an extraordinary degree of barrel distortion with a magnification factor of approximately .55x. For example, adding the Super Fisheye to a 15x8, results in a 116° horizontal angle of view — a remarkable 145° when measured diagonally.
The Super Fisheye's tremendously wide field of view suggests a myriad of creative possibilities -- from panoramic vistas that seem to stretch to the edge of the earth, to comical forced perspective close-ups in which an actor's distorted features seem to pop through the screen. While extreme telephoto shots tend to flatten the subject against the background, the Super Fisheye exaggerates depth, pulling nearby objects closer and causing distant objects to recede into the background.
Due to its characteristic barrel distortion, extreme low and high-angle shots are made more dramatic. An attic crawl space induces heightened claustrophobia. A forest of tall skyscrapers bend menacingly over the audience.