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'Fishe-Eye Sharpness'

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by RT_Panther, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    941
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    what about the regular 4/3 olympus 8mm?
     
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Makes me happy - just traded my 20mm for the Rokinon fisheye. Now I really can't wait to get my hands on it! :thumbup:
     
  3. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Aug 6, 2012
    I've been very happy with my rokinon fisheye.. but I don't think the difference (in sharpness) is all that much with the Panasonic fisheye.
     
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Even if they are equally sharp that's pretty significant given the price difference.
     
  5. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Aug 6, 2012
    Yes, completely agree :2thumbs:
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Well ah...The author's blog is a MFT blog vice a FT blog...:smile:
     
  7. Philipcs

    Philipcs Mu-43 Rookie

    17
    Sep 9, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Philip Pang
  8. TweakMDS

    TweakMDS Mu-43 Rookie

    19
    Dec 4, 2012
    Tilburg, Netherlands
    Michael
    I also own the 7.5mm fisheye. When I read the reviews before I bought it, two things stood out: it's freakishly sharp and it's fisheye rendering is more "simple" than the 8mm. The latter is a good thing, since it makes it's photos easier to de-fish.

    I have a few shots from it in the 7.5mm thread here, and if you look at them full-size, they're easily worth pixel peeping, even at 16 megapixels.
     
  9. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Considering AF is all but unnecessary for fisheye lenses like these, there is absolutely no reason I can think of to shell out 2.5x or more $ for the panasonic. I love my rokinon!