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Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens

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Product Highlights
  • Full-Frame 180° Perspective
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Smallest, Lightest Digital Fisheye
  • ED Lens Minimizes Chromatic Aberration
  • For Lumix G-Series
  • Focuses as Close as 4" From the Lens
  • Auto Focus When Used W/Lumix G Micro
  • Compatible W/Sheet Filters
  • Stepping Motor for Silent Focusing
  • Minimized Ghosting and Flare

Do your photos seem, oh, maybe a little humdrum lately? Do your videos lack a certain je ne sais quoi--pizzazz, in other words? For a different perspective, take a look through this Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens with a Micro Four Thirds mount.

With a 180° angle of view, the world is a very different place. And this full-frame Fisheye lens captures that view brilliantly with 10 elements in 9 groups (1 ED lens) to minimize chromatic aberration and distortion, multi-coating to minimize ghosts and flare, and a stepping motor for smooth and silent focusing (especially helpful with video).

When used with a Panasonic G Micro System camera, the lens operates with full contrast auto focus, focusing as close as 4".  Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas (the famous and elusive bokeh). Sheet filters such as gels may be used on the rear element for more creative options. 

Distinctive 180° perspective for photos and video
Smallest and lightest digital interchangeable fisheye lens on the market
ED lens minimizes chromatic aberration and distortion through entire focusing range
Focuses as close as 4" from the lens
When mounted on a LUMIX G Micro System camera, the Fisheye lens uses the high-speed and accurate contrast AF system
Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings
A sheet filter such as a gelatin filter can be inserted in the rear of the lens
A stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and movie recording
Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare enhancing optical performance
Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.94" (10 cm)
Magnification 0.2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 10/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Rear:22 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.39 x 2.04" (6.07 x 5.18 cm)
Weight 5.82 oz (165 g)
Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens
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    PanasonicLumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 28 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (21)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
    • Consistent output (12)
    • Durable (12)
    • Easily interchangeable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (16)
      • Sports/action (8)
      • Low light (6)
      • Macro photography (6)
      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (7), Semi-professional (3)
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      4.0

      nice lens

      By shooter

      from usa

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

      Good piece of glass, especially like the rear filter holder

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      5.0

      Everything it should be!

      By Slugger Media

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action sports
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Video

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

        It came between this lens for my beloved GH3 and the Century Extreme fisheye for my HPX170. Besides the obvious $2000 price difference, this lens is a no brainer if you're looking into a m4/3 fisheye.There is zero vingetteing on this which was a huge plus for me. That's the one downfall of the Century Extreme, other than the hefty price. This lens looks just as good if not better without the dreaded outer rings.. Many of us are coming from a skateboard videography background and miss the days of the vx1000 and Century "death lens". Many have upgraded to HD and are struggling to find a fisheye similar in look to the "death lens" and have many complaints in general. In my opinion this is as good as it gets if that's the look you're looking for.Auto focus is fast and precise and this dreamy light lens. I haven't tried the rear sheet filter option yet but plan on it at some point. Personally I'm ok with the 3.5 iris, fisheye's aren't typically sought out for their shallow depth of field ha. I've also been using it for landscape itmelapses and it's blast. The barrel distortion perspective can easily be removed in post if undesirable, keeping it ultra wide.Couldn't be happier, I foresee a very long run with this gem!

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        5.0

        This lens outside is so much fun.

        By Haleys Comet

        from Macon, ga.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Unique Shots

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close To Scenery
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

          I took pictures of my granddaughter at the playground and the fisheye lens really made the shots look really cool. When she was in the swing and the shots taken while she was in the air with the fisheye lens make for a unique and great looking shot. This is just fun.

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          5.0

          Great quality and sharpness

          By Antonio Cristerna

          from Cancun

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

            Perfect for interiors, close ups, landscapes. Lightweight. Good deal.

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By Rajesh

            from Spain

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

              Leke a toy. A perfect build toy. Light and small but with high quality.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Outrageous field of view (and dreams)

              By High desert coyote

              from Durham NC

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Distortion But This Is Ok

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

              Smallest decent fisheye lens found anywhere. Yes, there is moderate barrel distortion but that is the effect of any 8mm and for me a very special effect that will go along way in telling the story and landscape scope of a 300 mile trek on the Camino de Santiago path next week in Spain!

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              5.0

              Great little lens!

              By Toan

              from Chicoutimi, QC Canada

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                I first bought the Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 fisheye. But since I do a lot of close-up with my kids, I needed AF since they move a lot. On my Olympus E-M1, the focus is fast in good light, and a little bit slower when the lightning is dimmer.

                The lens is very sharp in the center wide opened. And at f5.6 and above, it is sharp corner to corner. It can flare a lot but less than with the Samyang, not by much thought.

                Tha built quality is better than the Samyang but is expected. The focus ring is much smoother, something that I did not expected. The one the Samyang was very stiff. In all, I am happy with the Pana, much more than my first purchase.

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                5.0

                Nice lens

                By Hsoler

                from Mammoth lakes. CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                  Easy to set up. Great pics! Can't wait to get it underwater. Primary use for reef photos

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                  5.0

                  Worth the splurge!

                  By greensmoothiehustla

                  from Ashland, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                  I've been contemplating this lens for about a year. It was hard to justify it because I already own the 7-14mm Lumix lens. I finally took the plunge and am very pleased with the fisheye. The bubbled effect is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I would totally recommend this lens to others.

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                  5.0

                  Better than what I thought It would be

                  By J.A.

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                    Main reason I bought it was to shoot and film skateboarding. I come from using the Death Lense, so my expectations were high... Ended up happier than I thought I would be.

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                    5.0

                    cool lens

                    By Sigi

                    from Vancouver, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                      One doesn't need it, but it is surely nice to have one.

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                      5.0

                      Super lens supe light weight and bulk

                      By Winderguru

                      from Quebec, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                        Finally a fish eye that I can carry with my other lenses whitout breaking my back.

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                        5.0

                        Must have Lens

                        By MikeF

                        from Grand Haven, MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                          This is a great lens. I use it for shooting video and it works as promissed. Unlike cheaper off-brand lenses the AF feature used with my GH2 makes this a must need when shooting creative scenes.

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                          5.0

                          Fun lens

                          By Remmy

                          from Sydney

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Clean

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                          I'm amateur photographer and this is my 2nd lens for Lumix GX1. As expected with a fisheye lens, taking photo is fun and exciting. You see the world in different perspective and the image captured are clear and I use it mostly to take landscape picturs for now, no more need to stitch up panoramas this camera capture it all in one shot. But the lens is very big so dirt get on the lense easily and it is very difficult to clean. My dog licked the lense and I am unable to clean the lens ever since.

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                          5.0

                          Fun lens!

                          By Bill

                          from Panama

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                            Great fisheye for micro four thirds cameras. Small and lightweight and fun to use but not meant for flattering portraits as it can make your subjects to look like they belong in a carnival. My wife has banned me from taking pictures of her with it but I use it on as many other people as I can. You can get very interesting perspectives in really tight places and can keep almost everything in focus.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great lens!

                            By restless

                            from Vancouver, BC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                              This is a fantastic lens! I'm a long time Canon shooter, and used most of wide-angles in Canon lineup over the years. None of them had a wow factor in sharpness this little guy has. Chromatic abberations are non-existant, and flare is well-controlled. Couple this with a tiny size, and this lens is a winner! A lot more spherical panoramas are in my future...

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                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Fantastic Valentine's Day gift!

                              By Enjay

                              from MN

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action

                                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                                  As the girlfriend of an amateur photographer, I got huge brownie points for this Valentine's Day gift. Yes, he WAS worth every penny. Overall he loves his Lumix, but I think he loves me more.

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                                  • Yes

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic Fisheye !

                                  By Chocolatemoo007

                                  from Montreal, Canada

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Nice Bokeh
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                                      I'm using this lens on an E-P3, and the results I have obtained are nothing short of amazing. Chromatic aberrations are extremely well controlled, even when shooting subjects against the sun, and the distortion isn't extreme - just right for a fisheye for my taste. The lens is extremely sharp and very compact, macro capability is amazing for a fisheye. If you're a fisheye enthusiast and are on the micro 4/3 platform, I definitely would not hesitate to buy this lens. A similar quality dslr lens costs twice to three times more...

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                                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Simply excellent!

                                      By dmanthree

                                      from Boxford, MA (USA)

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Special Effects

                                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                                        This lens is an excellent combination of size and quality for any m4/3 camera. I've shot dozens of pics with it and the sharpness, contrast, and color are first-class. If you want a fisheye lens for your m4/3 camera this is a no brainer.

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Valuable Bag of Tricks Lense

                                        By Toronto Photo Walker

                                        from Toronto Canada

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Rugged

                                        Cons

                                        • No filters available

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens:

                                        I bought this lense as my third for my M4/3 ELP-1. Excellent on photowalks to break up the look of a collection with some cool wide angle shots. Used it too much at first but have now worked out that it is best with large foreground subjects. I also use it on a monopod held over subjects for a different angle or a really interesting group shot. Pretty rugged as I dropped it on concrete from about two feet and no issues. Pricey but unique. No regrets.

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