Tried a Rokinon-Samyang-Bower Fish-eye on an OM-D today

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Barry Stewart
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Tried a Rokinon-Samyang-Bower Fish-eye on an OM-D today

First off, I must say that I'm lucky to have a store in a small city (population 60,000) with a good stock of Oly and Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras and lenses. London Drugs, for those who live in western Canada.

I was surprised to see the OM-D in the display case (but no E-PL5) and I asked to check it out with the fish-eye. The lens was listed at $375, Cdn, I believe.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the aperture ring on the lens. I hadn't used one since the early 1990s, on my Pentax SP-1000. Old times!

The lens felt well-made and the aperture ring was nice and smooth. It was great to instantly see the effect on exposure in the LCD as I twisted the aperture ring. I wish more lenses had this feature — especially with cameras such as the E-PL5 that don't have the second dial.

I think this will be on my to-buy list... though I still have 3 regular 4/3 Olys, so would likely get the 4/3 version and use an adaptor. Any issues with that?

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