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    Quote Originally Posted by nextdoor33 View Post
    Keith, how would you rate the sharpness?
    Surprisingly sharper than I expected so long as it's in focus (I'm not trying to word play here but it's kinda impt to set the right distance setting)

    Let me share a bit more:
    1. There's actually 3 distance settings: close (20cm) , deep focus (0.5m to far), infinity (seriously far).
    From my experience using the lens, using the deep focus mark will most likely be the most often set distance & give the best results.

    2. U need to set custom focal length if u r using IBIS as there are no electrical contacts.

    3. There's 5 elements in 4 groups in this lens, a surprise for me at this price point.

    4. Technical wise I checked , the view is around 140 degrees , honestly very wide but of course still not as wide as some fisheyes are higher prices.

    5. IQ wise, I felt the photos lacked contrast and could be punchier. But end of the day I'm looking at this lens as a fun alternative

    6. It's not much more expensive than an Oly batt! Haha.
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    Default Re: Preview of Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 9mm F8 Fisheye

    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.

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

    Some pics to contribute:





    This one is my fav so far, cause my wife's in it.
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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.

    $135? Wow! I guess I need to get it in Japan then...

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

    Recently got a copy from a fellow CS'er. Must say, quite pleasantly surprised at the performance for such an inxepensive lens!

    Some quick sample shots taken on my way to work and going home

    EPL6 -- 1/25 -- ISO 2500 handheld. Light PP on LR5.

    Last edited by nextdoor33; 8th June 2014 at 11:04 PM.

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

    EPL6 -- 1/25 -- ISO 2000 handheld. Light PP on LR5.




    EM5 -- 1/80 -- ISO 500 handheld. PP on LR5.


    EPL6 -- 0.6 sec -- ISO 2500 handheld. PP on LR5.

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    I am interested to know whether this lens can be fixed on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera directly. Since BMPCC have crop factor of 2.88:1, the lens will give a view of 27mm and by then I guess no more of the fisheye effects.

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    My amateur guess is, it would just vignette but retain the "fisheye" effect.

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    Thinking of getting one of these to try. Any opinion?
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