8mm Fisheye

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by soundimageplus, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

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    I think fisheyes have quite big following in the "prosumer" market. Like almost everyone who does extreme sports shooting. I think this quite a good filed for panasonic to tackle.

    I use fisheyes for landscape also. I just can't affod them on all my systems :)
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I've just picked up a s/h Samyang (Falcon branded) 8mm - that video gives me some ideas - thanks for sharing.
     
  4. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    How many professional (or other) photographers do you think would use m4/3 as their system of choice for extreme sports shooting?

    Panasonic didn't even shoot their all action G2 ad using their own cameras. Canons were used instead!

    Also I can't say I've seen a lot of landscape work shot with a fisheye.

    I wasn't saying people don't use them, but in the context of a lens system this might be considered a "luxury" item.
     
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  5. matmcdermott

    matmcdermott Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    Oh, I agree entirely that there are/were more pressing prime lenses needed in the Panasonic lineup -- Something faster in the 12-14mm range, something faster in the short tele range. For 98% of uses fisheyes are just a gimmick.