Showcase Olympus 8mm f/1.8 PRO

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First post from this lens which is new to me. I had a Rokinon 7.5 FE, but wanted the autofocus and the f/1.8. I've tried the auto correction with my E-M1 II, but frankly prefer the straight fisheye.
This taken at a local performing arts theater with my Pen F.
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I often think about getting the Olympus 7-14, 8mm, or the Loawa, but then I look at my shots with the tiny Samyang and I just love it. It never really needs to be focused. Just put it at infinity and you are fine for 99% of the landscape shots you might take. The distortion can be an advantage in some situations. And, I have found that it works pretty well in very wide panoramas. And when that doesn't work for a scene I shot a pan with the 12-40. I personally find that fewer lenses in my bag forces creativity and that's the soul of photography.

Here are a few that I've taken with this marvelous lens.

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Those are great shots! But why not put them in the appropriate lens’s showcase thread?
 
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D Day at Sarasota National Cemetery.... a good place to reflect.

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I am really beginning to like this lens, more and more. I went to an exhibit of the Photographic Ark, a project by NatGeo photographer Joel Sartore, to photograph all the world endangered species.
I used this lens on my E-M1 II and engaged the in-camera auto lens correction to eliminate the fisheye effect (affects JPEG only).

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Fishing expedition out of Newport, Oregon on my brother's boat; the bridge across Yaquina Bay is iconic. My PL 8-18 is my default boat lens, but I finally talked my brother into letting me jump in the water with blue sharks or whatever we'd find far offshore. To be prepared, I had the 8-18 sealed up in my underwater housing- this forced me to run with the 8mm FE (it was fun and challenging at the same time).
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We were targeting a relatively new long-leader rockfish fishery; your lures are positioned 30' about your weight, which puts them right in line with certain species that make their living up off the bottom (the bottom-dwelling species have been overfished). The downside is that you're fishing in much deeper water- in our case, we were 35 miles off shore.
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The ride back- my other brother resting comfortably on a nautical bean bag chair. I can see why these were so popular in the 70's.
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