What fisheye options can anyone recommend?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mf100, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
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    Can anyone recommend a fisheye lens for my EP-3?
  2. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    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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  3. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
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  4. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    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.
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  5. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    The Rokinon is awesome.
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  6. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
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    So what's the difference between Samyang, Rokinon and Bower?
  7. Omega

    Omega Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 3, 2012
    They're the same, but they just market it under different names.
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  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    S7.5 silver/white goes awesome with silver OMD as well!
  9. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I'll enter a vote for the Panasonic. Great lens, and very fast AF
  10. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    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!
  11. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The difference is the name.

    Remember those old ABC detergent commercials? ;)
  12. marcl

    marcl Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2012
    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.
  13. guzziknight

    guzziknight Mu-43 Veteran

    May 18, 2011
  14. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
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    Thanks for all the help.
  15. MikeinAlexandria

    MikeinAlexandria Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2012
    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.
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