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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mf100, Oct 28, 2012.
Can anyone recommend a fisheye lens for my EP-3?
Samyang/Rokinon/Bower 7.5 f3.5 fisheye native mount. Great little lense, well made, firm smooth focus, very sharp, close focus, can be had for $250-300..
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Great lens I use it as my UWA and FE.
I second the Rokinon recommendation. That's a really affordable native option that is small. The only downside is no autofocus, but it's not a huge deal on this type of lens. Panasonic makes one too but it's a lot more expensive.
I understand there are also fisheye adapters available from Olympus that you can screw onto your existing Olympus lens.
The Rokinon is awesome.
So what's the difference between Samyang, Rokinon and Bower?
They're the same, but they just market it under different names.
S7.5 silver/white goes awesome with silver OMD as well!
I'll enter a vote for the Panasonic. Great lens, and very fast AF
I have the Olympus FCON adapter. I'm not a fan. It takes as much space in my bag as the Samyang would. It also seems to slow the autofocus. I don't have any experience with it, but I'm looking at the Samyang. Good luck with whatever you get!
The difference is the name.
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I can only recommend the Rokinon 7.5. It is the most fun to use lens I own. One can be so creative with image composition - much more so in my opinion than with a regular perspective lens. Don't be afraid to get close to objects on the periphery of the frame.
Another vote for the Rokinon!! Been using mine for about 5 months and I love it. Great price, strong build quality, and very sharp. I can't see paying 2-3 times more for the Panny version, just to get the auto focus.
Check out the samples: https://www.mu-43.com/f80/samyang-7-5mm-f-3-5-image-thread-16458/
Thanks for all the help.
I took the Panasonic 8mm to Europe last summer. Got some great shots in Amsterdam of canals, bridges, etc. it is an expensive lens, but it fit in my jacket pocket, as I was using the 20mm for regular city shots.
If you are on a tight budget, you can always go for th Olympus screw adapter for fish eye or one the the cheaper models mentioned above. I sold off my four thirds stuff, so used the cash to get u4/3 lenses and saw no reason to skimp.