Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens User Reviews

Announced Jan 29, 2014 •
Wideangle fisheye prime lens | Micro Four Thirds | V325040BW000
gmarmot
 

I used this for a couple years before buying a used Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye lens. This cheap Olympus body cap lens works surprising well, and as I've seen few folks use fisheye lenses, it is sufficient for most unless you are doing commercial work. The only suggestion that I have is to be very careful with this lens, as it is not robust.

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This is a delightful novelty lens. While it cannot go a full 180° the way the pro Olympus fisheye can, it still goes very, very wide indeed. The three options for focus—macro, close, and far—provide plenty of sharpness and elevate this lens out of the "toy" category. You can take sweeping, stunning landscape shots, captivating cathedral interiors, and fun candid photos. The lens weighs next to nothing and should always come along in your camera bag. There is no reason to leave such a small ...

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Smaug01
 

The key to happiness to this lens is to buy it with the right expectations. Let me lay them out for you: (1) Optical quality is better than "toy" and worse than "serious". It's a 3 element f/8 and the optics appear to be multi-coated. (2) The images are generally pretty sharp (3) If you want to try a super-wide ...

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As until recently my widest lens was 12mm (12-40mm pro lens) and I wanted to experiment with something much wider, however didn't want to spend too much, I ended up at the Olympus 9mm body cap lens. Before I ordered one, I had read several reviews, so I was aware of the pros and cons: (1) Really cheap (<100 $/€) (2) Very compact (3) Very wide, however fish-eye (4) Manual lens (5) Soft in the edges, very soft when de-fishing ...

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I decided to try this lens out. As you'd expect, the lens is light and very compact. With the built in protective shutter, you can actually use it as a body cap. The only control on the lens opens the protective shutter and allows focus adjust. The aperture is fixed at f/8 and there is no electronic connection with the camera. It is literally point and shoot simple. Although it has much of the fisheye distortion effect, it stops short of being a true fisheye lens. Much of the distortion can ...

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Eskilsson
 

Small, funny, light lens. A little odd thing, but useful. Not specially sharp, but I didn`t expect that for that price

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bluevellet
 

I got my 9mm fisheye bodycap lens a few days ago. It's actually slightly ticker than a normal m43 bodycap, but thinner than the smallest pancake prime with AF (still the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5, I beieve). There's a lever in the bottom that makes the piece of optics inside reveal itself and lets you set the 3 main manual focus point (infinity - mid range - closest) the further you push lever. This purely mechanical design is unconventional but easy. My only problem is how easy the lever can ...

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The fisheye cap lens is a cute little addition. It's not a real micro 4/3 lens in the sense that it does not connect to the camera's electronics. It's simply a cap with a non-trivial but manually-operated lens. The switch to open and close the lens is a little primitive, and can be easily bumped open if you're storing your camera loosely in a bag. But I find the lens quite useful in many fun situations where one may not want or need a very sophisticated lens, like say, chasing my boy around ...

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chkugler
 

This is quite a powerful performer. s ee more Picture : http://luke-photoblog.blogspot.de/

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