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fisheye / UWA for MFT cameras

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by Dean M, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Dean M

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    been looking for some time now and have a few pennies coming my way ( plus 50th birthday ).
    not looking to spend a lot as tbh i rarely get out with camera now ( not seen light of day since around august ) . the obvious ones that have been around for some time are the Samyangs and Rokinons but they are around the £200-300 price.
    however ive come across 3 other lenses , all slightly different but all around £130
    the 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 . ive heard of this one and seen a few reviews and its not a bad little lens.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/7artisans-...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TX9RFH6NMDBMAHJ36YDR

    the 2nd is the Meike 6.5mm f/2.0 lens.. anothe rbrand ive heard of.. sligtly wider and faster than the 7artisans one but the downside is more a risk of goldish shots and gharder to correct.
    shown here
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meike-Circ...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D6WM20MA57RXTHNBP3KM

    this is the one thats caught my eye though but ive never ever heard of them. the lens is an Oshiro 8mm f/3.5 . so firstly its not quite as wide, 2ndly its slower at f3.5 and thirdly its totally unknown to me though google brings up a website for them theres pretty much zero in way or reviews
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oshiro-Fis...xfoCUq%2BL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1

    anyone know anything or have used any of the above lenses?
     
  2. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    The last one, looks like the same Samyang/Rokinon/Opteka/Bower/etc lens. It is another mount with a 4/3 adapter.

    Here is the Opteka https://www.amazon.co.uk/Opteka-Asp...keywords=fisheye+lens&refinements=p_89:Opteka

    They call it 6.5mm, but everyone else calls it 8mm.
     
  3. Dean M

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    interesting .. wonder what its like of the mft , not a fan of using adapters mind and its not exactly clear on amazon that the mft version requires an adapter . i would have gone for the 7artisans one but alas long delivery time and wont be here in time for easter week when im off.
     
  4. DonS

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    I cannot comment on the others but I do have this one. It works quite well and it worth it for the price.
     
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    bonus from work through so pulled the plug on the 7artisans lens.. arriving tomorrow ( which happens to also be my day off so lets hope delivery driver comes early enough for me to get out and try it.)
     
  7. MikeB

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    Congratulations! I'm not sure that the choice of lens matters that much when shooting fisheye. It is such a specialty lens it is rarely used. It should, however, be great fun to play with.
     
  8. Dean M

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    on the MFT this lens performs much closer to an UWA so any sight fisheye effect will be countered in pp. so in effect its replacing my old 10-18 i had when i shot with canon aps-c dslrs
     
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    lens arrived today.. all manual but its about as simple as can be .. set it to f/8, stick it on infinity and job done.
    popped out to local fields with the dog ( any excuse to test the lens ) and fired off a few shots.
    very impressed... shots are nothing special but gives idea of how well it works as an UWA
    very little correction needed.

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  10. MikeB

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    Well done. Looks good.
     
  11. DonS

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    Those look good, but I am mobile at the moment.
     

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