I recently bought a cheap fisheye adapter for my phone from eBay. Hey, why not – it was twenty bucks! Worst case, it ends up in my kids’ toy box. But I actually underestimated this thing. Last time I played with one of these was a couple years ago, and it seems that the quality has improved quite a bit since then. It still does not come close to the quality you get from an SLR camera and a $900 fisheye lens of course. But it is inching closer. It is, I dare say, getting close to the quality I got back in 2005 with the $1000 Canon 300d SLR and a $500 fisheye lens.
The below images were all shot using my Samsung Nexus S mobile phone (5 megapixel camera) with this miniature fisheye lens, and stitched using Panomonkey. Click the pictures to go to the interactive versions.