Olympus Zuiko 8mm f/3.5 E-ED Digital Fish-Eye Lens for E Series DSLRs - (Four Thirds System)

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Shoot by land or by sea with the 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens. Designed for digital photography, this full frame 8mm fisheye lets you view and compose dramatic ultra wide-angle "fisheye" images of 180 degrees for dramatic photos with edge-to-edge sharpness.

These results are further enhanced due to ED lens elements that minimize chromatic aberrations, a circular aperture diaphragm for natural-looking background blur, and multi-coating to reduce flaring and ghosting. The dust- and splash-resistant design lets you shoot no matter the weather.

The fascinating effects produced by barrel distortion and an extensive depth of focus, as well as the ability to capture superb wide-angle macro shots as close as 5.3 inches, can also be harnessed underwater.

The 8mm fisheye can be combined with the EVOLT E-300 and the PT-EO1 and PPO-E04 underwater housing and port for impressive capabilities below sea level. The close focus and 153 degree angle of view will let you capture sea life up close as deep as 196 feet.



The Olympus 8mm F/3.5 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus 8mm F/3.5: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (7),Consistent output (4),Easily interchangeable (4),Strong construction (4),Lightweight (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3)

Olympus 8mm F/3.5 Specifications

Construction

10 elements in 6 groups, including ED Lens elements
Number of Blades: 7 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Angle of view
180°
F stop range

Maximum Aperture: f3.5
Minimum Aperture : f22
Closest Focusing Distance
5.31" (0.135m)
Maximum Magnification

0.22x
35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.44x
Filter Size
None
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.07" x 3.11" (78 x 79mm)
Weight
16 oz. (455 g)
Notes
Compatibility:
Teleconverter EC-14: Yes
Extension Tube EX-25: No
Lens Hood Built-in
Lens Cap LC-74 (74mm)
Lens Hood LSC-0814

Olympus 8mm F/3.5 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wide Eyed

Used for special,different artistic perspective.Not outrageouse distortion. Very useful happy additional visual tool.

Reviewed by 7 customers

 
5.0

Extremely sharp lens!

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Extremely sharp lens, very well built and produces fantastic images

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value Used Lens

By

from Nevada  -  Casual Photographer

This is a nice piece of glass, everything you would expect from an Olympus High Grade Lens. The optics are very good, and the build is excellent. It is priced in the same range as most of the big named competition and probably better built. An important part of the value of this kind of lens lies with the Olympus software that allows the fisheye effect to be adjusted up or down. This adds to the versatility and value of a fisheye lens. This lens for me is about priorities more than anything else.First, if you are a hobbyist such as I am you have to make some choices. If you have the 12-60mm or the 14-54mm, 50-200mm and 50mm macro, you are pretty much good to go for most situations. I would recommend putting your money in these three lenses before considering a fisheye. I like to use my fisheye in canyons, so it serves some purpose for me. So, while the Olympus 8mm fisheye certainly adds some capability, but I view this addition as more of a want than a need (hard to say a lens is a need, but you get the idea). The buyer needs to weigh thee additional costs with the benefits--you are dropping [$] for a lens that will sit in the bag 95 percent of the time. My 12-60mm is my most used lens. I am glad I put my money into this lens instead of the 14-54mm.Second, is the issue of value. The problem with this lens, as with other named brand fisheye from Canon, Sony and Nikon is the return for each dollar spent. For example, the Rokinon Fisheye Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Lens for Olympus Cameras or Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 offer alternatives which are priced at less than $300.00 or about 36 percent of the asking price for the Olympus lens. The reviews of the Rokinon lens suggest that its optics are pretty good. The Rokinon does not feature autofocus and is not weather sealed but this has to be balanced with how much you plan to use the lens. There were a number of discussions of this very topic among Olympus users on the DPReview site. A lot of users like the Rokinon lens.I picked up my Olympus used from Adorama which cut the price differential between the Rokinon by about $200. No issues about quality or service when dealing with this company. The lens was rated D and the lens I received was exactly as described. I am glad I spent the extra bucks, but I weighed the Rokinon options carefully before making a choice. A used Olympus was worth the difference to me, but a new Olympus 8mm at [$]was not. Adorama delivered the right lens at the right price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Glass!

By

from San Diego  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought this used - its in great shape, glass is really clean.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really unique and fun lens

By

from Parkersburg, WV  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Played with a cheaper fisheye for awhile but didn't care for the effects. This lens gives full fisheye pics that are top notch. Another great oly lens that is fun. I've only had it for a couple of weeks but can't wait to take it on vacation in 3 weeks. I think this will be great for pics in the mountains especially some panoramic shots. I'll be doing a wedding in a few weeks and want to see what kind of effects we can get with this lens in a crowded room and church.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When you need it, nothing else will do!

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Not for everyone but it will make some very unique images.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zuiko Fish-Eye Worth It

By

from Fort Collins, CO  -  Semi-Professional

Not an everyday lens but a very fun lens to have.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Wide Eyed

By

from Oxford, MI  -  Professional

Used for special,different artistic perspective.Not outrageouse distortion. Very useful happy additional visual tool.

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