Coke-bottle fisheye lens?

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Coke-bottle fisheye lens?
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In the 4/3 Pantheon, one of my favorite--though not most frequently used--lenses is the 8mm f3.5 FE. M4/3, unfortunately, has no equivalent, though it does offer the "body-cap" 9mm f8 FE. And that lens is cheap enough that it can be virtually considered/used as an actual body cap (after all, when a lens hood costs $30 . . .).
 I bought the m4/3 9mm f8 not long after buying my E-M1. And given its special characteristics as a FE, I haven't used it that much. But just last week I was in Indonesia (Bali) for an int'l conference, and  I found one scene that I thought matched the characteristics of a fisheye. I haven't done any pixel peeking on this, and I have no trouble believing that had I had my 8mm f3.5 with me, a comparison at the pixel level would show the 8mm far superior to the 9mm. But until I go that far, I think the 9mm "body cap" doesn't do at all bad.

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