Josh writes in, “Is there a wide angle lens you could recommend on a low budget?”

Wide angle and low price normally don’t go well together, but there is one option that comes to mind. The Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens is very wide and very affordable. Generally you can find this lens for between $250 and $300. The Rokinon 8mm f3.5 lens comes in Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha, Pentax, and Olympus 4/3 mounts, so you can put this on almost any camera.

All the controls on this lens are manual, but with a lens this wide most everything in front of the camera will be in focus. The Rokinon 8mm is about as good as it gets for under $300 and if you’re making skate videos and don’t want to risk braking more expensive lenses like the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, this should do the trick. Plus 8mm is very wide, even on a crop sensor camera.