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    Default Preview of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 Fisheye

    As announced on Wednesday, 29th Oct, ClubSNAP was loaned a preproduction set for 2.5 days (last weekend) to have a preview of lens. The short preview will be highly image driven, rather than technical. In case you've missed it, here's a link to the E-M10 preview by Spidey89 & Wonglp.

    Comes in 2 different colors, black or white.




    The new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 fisheye body lens cap is a compact lens that is so simple to use and simple in its design! It doesn't have a autofocus since the depth of field is very deep. Instead, it has a switch to switch between infinity, between infinity and 20cm close focus. Featuring 5 elements in 4 groups, 2 of which are aspherical, this lens is housed in a plastic body but feels solid enough for everyday uses. Weighing only 30g! It doesn't add any noticeable weight to the setup. A small and fun lens to use!

    Here's the 9mm f8 fisheye lens on the new E-M10!


    More pictures to follow!
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    Default Re: Preview of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 Fisheye

    Do note that all pictures are out of camera jpegs


    Outside my window



    Beware of vehicles



    Design of Chinese Garden Bridge



    The water at Chinese Garden



    People walking across the bridge
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    Default Re: Preview of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 Fisheye

    Do note that all pictures are out of camera jpegs


    People crossing the bridge



    People Chillin



    Foreign works watching their friends playing cricket



    Chinese Garden entrance



    The bridge at the Chinese Garden entrance
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    Do note that all pictures are out of camera jpegs


    People walking towards Chinese Garden



    I've no idea where this auntie is going



    Pole near Chinese Garden MRT



    Folks leaving the Chinese Garden Station



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    Default Re: Preview of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 Fisheye

    Thank you for the preview.

    Question:
    Is there or is anyone aware of a way or a software that can unbend the curved fisheye images made with this lens into a flat normal image, as if it was shot with a UWA (non-fisheye) lens. Thanks. If yes, then good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Thank you for the preview.

    Question:
    Is there or is anyone aware of a way or a software that can unbend the curved fisheye images made with this lens into a flat normal image, as if it was shot with a UWA (non-fisheye) lens. Thanks. If yes, then good.
    Yes... it's called Fisheye Hemi

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    Got it. Thanks.

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    The images from the lens don't look very "fisheye-d".. looks more like those from the UWA.. would it possible to provide some cropped pictures ?
    I need to shoot more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus1984 View Post
    The images from the lens don't look very "fisheye-d".. looks more like those from the UWA.. would it possible to provide some cropped pictures ?
    If use it leveled to the horizon (camera parallel to ground), the fisheye distortion is not so visible as compared to say the Samyang 7.5mm MFT fisheye lens. It's slightly more visible at the corners than the middle.

    Have to be off-level to see more distortions.

    Here's a shot with that's off level.


    Crop of left and right corners (OOC jpegs). As there's no electronic contacts in this lens, some chroma aberrations (left crop shot) can be seen. Overall a decent and fun lens that's so small that one wouldn't mind bringing out. I find it to be sharper than the Olympus 15F8 body lens cap, but certainly not the sharpest of most MFT lenses.


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    As wonglp has described, looking at the pic of the auntie, it looks more fish eye than others like the people on the beach
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonglp View Post
    If used it leveled to the horizon (camera parallel to ground), the fisheye distortion is not so visible as compared to say the Samyang 7.5mm MFT fisheye lens. It's slightly more visible at the corners than the middle.

    Have to be off-level to see more distortions.

    Here's a shot with that's off level.


    Crop of left and right corners (OOC jpegs). As there's no electronic contacts in this lens, some chroma aberrations (left crop shot) can be seen. Overall a decent and fun lens that's so small that one wouldn't mind bringing out. I find it to be sharper than the Olympus 15F8 body lens cap, but certainly not the sharpest of most MFT lenses.


    Thanks! Looks like an interesting fun lens to get!
    I need to shoot more!

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    Any idea on pricing?

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    No pricing yet.

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    Now available in the stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Now available in the stores
    Fast haha. Good nifty lens for the price

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    Default Re: Preview of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 Fisheye

    Hey Keith, how is your experience with this lens? Think you had a chance to hands-on when u loan it from Olympus.
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    This lens is essentially a focus-free lens set at a fixed aperture of f/8 and does not communicate with the camera body and so does not record the aperture setting in the EXIF info of the images taken with it. We also have to tell the camera to set the focal length to 9mm in order for the IS to work correctly. Unfortunately for the OM1, there is no option to select 9mm. The nearest available option is 8mm.
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    How much is it going for? And where at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    Hey Keith, how is your experience with this lens? Think you had a chance to hands-on when u loan it from Olympus.
    hi,

    overall I will say quite good. But that is mainly because I went in with the right set of expectations

    The lens is a body cap lens at f8 priced at around $135 (RRP)so street prices will be even better , the f8 will imply that its not going to be superb in low light situations. I had a lot of fun with the lens, plus points are that its really pocketable and easy to use. There are 2 distance settings (infinity and 2m) which adds to the ease of use too.

    in all, a good toy lens to add to one's arsenal just stuff in your pocket and go. At this price point, I really cannot argue for more

    a sample: used the grainy BW filter in this case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwee View Post

    hi,

    overall I will say quite good. But that is mainly because I went in with the right set of expectations

    The lens is a body cap lens at f8 priced at around $135 (RRP)so street prices will be even better , the f8 will imply that its not going to be superb in low light situations. I had a lot of fun with the lens, plus points are that its really pocketable and easy to use. There are 2 distance settings (infinity and 2m) which adds to the ease of use too.

    in all, a good toy lens to add to one's arsenal just stuff in your pocket and go. At this price point, I really cannot argue for more

    a sample: used the grainy BW filter in this case.
    Keith, how would you rate the sharpness?

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