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Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens

You Pay: $639.96
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
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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  • Rear Lens Cap
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    PanasonicLumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (20)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (14)
    • Durable (12)
    • Consistent output (11)
    • Easily interchangeable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Sports/action (7)
      • Low light (6)
      • Macro photography (6)
      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (6), Semi-professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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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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            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

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                      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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                          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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                            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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                                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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                                    (4 of 4 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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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent, quality product

                                      By Conor

                                      from Dallas , TX

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                        Great product, use it for unique wide angle shots - landscapes, product shots and architecture.

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                                        5.0

                                        Don't be fooled by its size!

                                        By Skydiving Videographer/Photographer

                                        from Texas

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action

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

                                          I use this product for action sports in close proximity. I am able to capture my subject with the entire background. Fast moving subjects are crystal clear. Absolutely beautiful. My camera now weighs almost half of my previous SLR.

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