December 12, 2013

Jerry

AMAZING LENS, FUN TO USE

I just received this lens, and mounted it to my E-500, took a bunch of test shots, and that was all I needed to Know what I have gotten into!

First off, this is not my first fish-eye lens… I had a 16mm OM Fish-Eye for my OM-1, and I truly enjoyed that lens. But, I had to part with it, and since then I have always wanted to replace it. This lens does the job.

This 8 mm feels really balanced, but I cannot agree with the other reviews about it being too heavy. It weighs the same as my 11-22mm lens; and it actually feels great when mounted.

The perspective affects you can create is what this lens is all about. It opens up a new “vision” for me, giving me a different approach to creating more striking compositions. My goal now is to shoot the Grand Canyon, ANY mountain vista, and Macro, with a fish-eye.

November 26, 2013

Jerry

A DREAM COME TRUE

I just received this lens, which I got to look at before my wife wrapped it for Christmas, so I was allowed to mount it to my E-500, and verify that it worked, and that was all I needed to know what I have gotten into!

First off, this is not my first fish-eye lens… I had a 16mm OM Fish-Eye for my OM-1, and I truly enjoyed that lens. But, I had to part with it, and since then I have always wanted to replace it. This lens does the job.

This 8 mm feels really balanced, but I cannot agree with the other reviews about it being too heavy. It weighs the same as my 11-22mm lens; and it actually feels great when mounted.

I accidentally tripped the shutter… (twice) and found the images to be impressive; the curves created bring back memories of my old OM fish-eye. Can’t wait to get it out of the box, and really get familiar with it.

The price is a bit high, but not as high as some fish-eyes for other camera brands. But if you want one, there are still ways to get one. (check the camera outlet stores)

January 24, 2013

Enginerrrrrrrrr

Excellent Lens Adds Creativity

I bought this lens to enable me to acquire some more creative shots. It ended up being so much more than that. The colors are exceptional, and all of my photos have been clear and crisp with minimal flare. I have used this lens for architectural photos, macros, and outdoors photos. I especially like how with outdoors photos it captures your entire field of view, giving you a shot no other lens can produce. An excellent buy despite it weighing as much as the camera body.

May 28, 2011

1gurlrevolution

An excellent lens for the creative photographer.

I love this lens. It never disappoints me. The focus is fantastic and the colors are great. A lot of people ask me with an element of curiosity what I use a fisheye lens for (as if it has limited uses) but I think the lens is especially useful for architectural arches, large ceilings and art images. I took this lens backpacking with me through the middle east and found that it consistently produced images that portrayed the enormity of the mosques and palaces I visited, unlike my standard lenses which could never capture the whole room in one frame. This lens has radically changed my photography for the better.

Cons: It's a little heavy.