olympus 9mm lens cap fisheye.

clyde

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Anyone had any experiance with this fun type lens.
Someone suggested i give it a try and at £70 uk it seems like a safe gamble,
I know its a very limited lens but have seen good and bad reviews.

If anyones selling one (and a panny 14-140 come to think of it) im your man.
 

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Hi, it's sharp in the center but less sharp in the corners.
F/8 only, MF or Zone focus only.

If your camera has IBIS, make sure to set it to 9mm or the closest available.

FoV / AoV is around 140degrees, and de-fishing is simple in apps like RawTherapee; there's no distortion profile for the lens, but the distortion slider in RT works well enough so far.

I'm happy with mine; I have the ZD 8mm FE but it's too big for vacations, etc.

There's an image thread for it here.

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I agree with Barry - for what it is (a very inexpensive way to play with Fisheye looking pictures) it is great. I had the Samyang fisheye, and while it was optically MUCH better, I just did not take it along too often. This lens I take on vacation all the time. Two examples (non-de-fished) from a trip to Nashville.
 

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Having a blast with mine, just "lock" the focus where you please and shoot away.

Its great fun for the prize, sharp enough in the center and small enough to fit in any pocket.

Take a look on the image thread on this forum. Many great pictures there!


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I took mine to an outdoor birthday get together last weekend - and the lens fit easily in my shirt pocket along with a Lens Pen :thumbup:.

I only made a half-dozen exposures with it and have yet to get them into the catalog but the shots I took were of the hosts house and I couldn't get it all in with a 14mm-150mm zoom. I have the Rokinon 7.5mm but I was carrying only what would fit on the camera or in a pocket (casual outdoor event) and without a camera bag the Rokinon would have stayed at home.

For the price I think the Olympus fisheye BCL is a heckuva lotta fun.

HTH

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Jim
 

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Got mine waiting at the UPS pickup place...going to collect it tonight. Looks like a lotta fun. I'm hoping it will not show Hot Spots on my Infrared-converted EM5...but it will still be fun to have for the EM1.
 

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Got mine waiting at the UPS pickup place...going to collect it tonight. Looks like a lotta fun. I'm hoping it will not show Hot Spots on my Infrared-converted EM5...but it will still be fun to have for the EM1.
Someone posted yesterday in another thread... No hot spots but some focus difficulties in IR.

Barry


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Ya, that was me...no hot spots...but only good focus when set at the minimum focus distance. everything from about 1 ft on is quite good. Not a problem...just a consequence of IR light having different focus point bending thru glass as visible light.

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I love this little lens! It is well worth the money. I use my 9-18mm much less now. If you have it on a GM-1 and it is a tiny fast combo.
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Fast moving in low light, not as good.
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Fast moving in good light, good!
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Low Light panorama
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Indoors.
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Well worth the money, totally fun little toy.

-Joe
 

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Em-1

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EM-5 IR Converted

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