Fisheye Converter

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by xanaduflipper, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

    89
    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Hi

    I'm looking for some advice.

    I was thinking about getting the Olympus FCON-P01 fisheye converter but it is listed on Olympus website as only working on the Mark II 14-42mm lens.

    I have got the Mark I lens.

    I believe the thread on the new kit lens is 37mm, so I wondered if I got a 40.5mm to 37mm step-down ring and put that on my Mark I lens whether the fisheye converter would work as it's meant to (ie it's optimised for a 14mm lens I believe)

    Any thoughts on whether this will work?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Pretty sure the converter is a bayonet mount, not threaded.
     
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    +1
     
  4. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    If you want to use the fish eye or wide angle converter you'll have to get a mkII OR mkII R version, as far as I know. They both require the bayonet mount, unless you can find a 37mm to bayonet mount step up ring/converter. Which I don't believe exists.
     
  5. xanaduflipper

    xanaduflipper Mu-43 Regular

    89
    May 12, 2011
    Kent, UK
    OK thanks for your help.

    Shame.