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Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black)

You Pay: $283.95
Product Highlights
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 7.5mm Fisheye Lens
  • Aspherical Lenses for Outstanding Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 4"
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

The 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black) from Rokinon gives you a 180° view with dramatic, exaggerated perspective when used with a Micro 4/3 camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses and a multi-layer coating, you'll be able to produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. This compact and lightweight manual focus 7.5mm lens focuses as close as 4" (10.16 cm) from the lens for even more dramatic effects. This lens has a built-in petal lens hood.

Ultra wide-angle 7.5mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective and up to 180° angle of view for dramatic effects
Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 4" (9 cm) for enhanced close-up shots
Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood and front and back lens caps
Performance
Focal Length 7.5mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 15 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 4.0" (10.16 cm)
Elements/Groups 9/7
Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.36 x 1.90" (6.0 x 4.83 cm)
Weight 6.95 oz (197 g)
Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Pouch
  • 1-Year Rokinon Warranty
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    Rokinon7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Silver)
     
    4.6

    (based on 60 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (38)
    • Consistent output (25)
    • Durable (25)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Easily interchangeable (20)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (4)
    • Slow focus (4)
    • Difficult to clean (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (33)
    • Landscape photography (13)
    • Video (10)
    • Macro photography (9)
    • Travel (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (14), Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent tiny ultra-wide fisheye

    After a month of use, I can say that having a tiny fisheye on a small camera body has been quite entertaining. This is a solid, tiny, and weightless lens at a great...Read complete review

    After a month of use, I can say that having a tiny fisheye on a small camera body has been quite entertaining. This is a solid, tiny, and weightless lens at a great price point.

    First, there is zero need to have an autofocus fisheye, e.g. the more expensive Lumix G 8mm MFT fisheye lens. To be honest, one could almost use this lens blindfolded, just pointing here and there.... there is almost no need to touch the focus ring at all if things are set at just shy of infinity-focus at f/8. It is only with within a foot or two close-ups, or carefully composed scenes that one needs to worry more about fine focus --and a fast autofocus is not going to help with those shots. Not as an aside, the focus ring is smooth as silk on this.

    I like composing architectural shots with complex lines and angles. I have also found that with judicious cropping of images that this also becomes and effective sports/action and street lens. I have submitted an example of both with this review.

    One caveat: I have a Lumix G1 camera body. It has more of a grip (similar to that on the Lumix GH1, GH2, and G2) than the Olympus and most of the other Panasonics. Because this lens is so small and *shallow*, and because it has a 180 degree field of view...it is easy to accidently capture one's knuckles in the frame if overt caution is not employed. I dont imagine that such was ever an issue before, i.e. on bulky lenses on a full frame camera body.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT SHARP ENOUGH

    I shot about 40 photos over two days-- close ups, mid-range and longer. But I couldn't get photos that were sharp enough. So I had to return the unit.
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    I shot about 40 photos over two days-- close ups, mid-range and longer. But I couldn't get photos that were sharp enough. So I had to return the unit.

    It might be OK if you are happy with 4x6 prints.

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    4.0

    Little independent filmmaking baby

    By Amau

    from Xalapa, Veracruz, México.

    About Me Professional

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • One Body Structure

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Stablishing Shots

    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

    I recently used this little baby on a low budget film with de BMPCC and it was really nice. It`s a very good replacement for the Cinema Lens of the same brand, maybe at a cost of one step of aperture.

    For the size of the sensor, this a great chance to have long shots.

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    4.0

    Good build,not really sharp

    By Chicowilly

    from Chico CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just For Fun
        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

        Nice fun lens;not a serious instrument.Seems well constructed but not what I would term a sharp lens.Since I only bought it as an affordable novelty,I don't feel like it doesn't meet my expectations.

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        5.0

        Tack Sharp

        By zensu

        from Montgomery, AL

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Sharp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close up
          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

          This lens is sharp even in it's extreme corners. Even though this Fish Eye Lens distorts in able to capture a full 180 degrees the sharpness across the frame will allow you to re-align without distortion in post processing and still be super sharp. So it can be two lenses, a Fish Eye in the field or ,through processing, an ultra wide. At first I thought I would use it occasionally but once it's mounted on the camera I see new opportunities to utilize this fantastic, creative inspiring marvel of optics!

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          4.0

          Great fun! Didn't expect as much

          By tonsfocus

          from Chiang Mai, Thailand

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits
            • Steadicam Video
            • Traveling

            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

            This lens is a joy and a delight! The build and quality are really decent.

            Because of the nature of this lens (it's convex, i.e., it bubbles out), you can't add a layer of protection with a UV lens filter. That said, they considerately built in the petal-type lens hood to protect it from knocks.

            These are some of the benefits of the fish-eye wideness and distortion that I learned to appreciate after a day of using it:

            Very little issues with focus - if the subject is more than a few feet away, it will likely be in good focus.
            Shooting pictures or video in structured or architectural environments - seeing those straight lines warping has really given my imagery a breath of fresh air.
            Video - moving through space and past people, trees, architecture etc. really is something else - like floating in a bubble or seeing the world through a dreamy, child-like perspective. It's not as hackneyed as I imagined it might be.

            Put some fun back in your photography or video-making with this little beauty.

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            5.0

            Compact and sharp

            By DanT

            from NE US

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                  Excellent lens. A real bargain. Samyang / Rokinon know how to make lenses. They don't dummy them down - full manual controls.

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                  4.0

                  Good Stuff

                  By Fos

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling

                    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                    This works great, I'd been used to filming with a VX1000 and a Century Optics ultra fisheye for about 14 years, and recently upgraded to HD, Picked up a Panasonic GH2. I'm still getting used to it, and was worried that the fish eye wouldn't be as good as the ultra fish eye, but it's been great so far. I'm impressed. Definitely recommend this product.

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                    5.0

                    All in all, is a very good lens

                    By Mistah Vega

                    from Gainesville, GA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                      The Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye lens has got impressively good optical properties. This makes it a good alternative to the Panasonic Lumix G 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens, at a lower cost. You'll have to focus manually, though, which is quite easy for objects far away. When photographing close objects, though, it takes somewhat more effort to use the Samyang lens.I think the Lumix lens generally gives better colours. But this is a subjective matter, of course. As the Lumix lens is quite expensive, the Samyang lens is a good alternative, if you can live with using manual focus. The optical properties are certainly very good.All in all, the Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye lens is a very good lens, and provides good value for money. If you want to try a fisheye lens, it is a good choice.Most difficult thing when using this lens is keeping your fingers out of the frame!!

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                      3.0

                      great deal

                      By jrg

                      from Norway

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                          Good lens, low price.

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                          5.0

                          i would buy it again

                          By RickyGBobby

                          from Oxford Mills, ON

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Studio

                            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                            What nice little lens. No auto-focus but really not needed. Very cool images with this lens and my Oly OMD em-5.

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                            5.0

                            Don't think, buy it!!!

                            By Michael LeBlanc

                            from Covington, Louisiana

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Puts A Smile On Your Face
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Silver):

                              I have had a blast with this lens since the moment I got it. You've heard the old saying, "you get what you pay for!", well at this price, you get more. It's a manual focus lens but, I dial in f5.6-8, set focus to infinity, and shoot away. You can fumble to get the focus sharper but I believe you'll be happy with what you get. It's fantastic in well lit situations and when there's not much light. I got some very interesting shots last 4TH of the kids with the fireworks. I sat up till 2am this morning shooting thunderstorms passing over the house with it. It's a lot of fun. When I usually buy a lens I am pleased if it just meets my expectations, due to the price, and I've been disappointed on more than one occasion. I smile every time I mount this lens. One last thing, be sure that you adjust your "IS" setting for the focal length. If you don't you will get a shaky image stabilizer, I guess that's an oxymoron. Just dial the "IS" down to "8mm" and shoot away. The default setting on the Olympus is "50mm". It performs great on the OMD, EPL5, and the EPM1 using the methods I've discussed here. You're going to love it, I do, can't you tell. Happy shooting.

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                              5.0

                              Great inexpensive lens

                              By Troiano27

                              from Nashville, TN

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Studio

                                Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                When I realized I could use,this lens for 360 degree panos, I had to pick one up. Not having auto focus isn't a big deal, as for my use, I'm focusing almost to infinity. I use this lens at f5.6, and its very sharp from corner to corner.

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                                5.0

                                Unique Perspective

                                By Justdontcallmelate

                                from foothills of Great Smoky Mountains NC

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                  Wow, what a perspective. Focus is critical. You must set your camera to magnify the image to guarantee it is focused. Best results with horizon or zero elevation line in center of shot. Sides will still be bent, but when you have to photograph a very wide expanse this is the best and most practical choice. You probably won't be using it often, unless playing around with extreme close ups (which have less depth of field than I expected). Watch out, your feet or fingers might just make it into the picture. Lens cap works well and the lens bag is durable. Enjoy! Smilin' Ed

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                                  3.0

                                  Properly Fishy

                                  By Fetus Loukides

                                  from San Jose, CA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Wide

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Extreme sports
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Tight Spaces

                                    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                    Great image quality and does what its suppose to

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                                    2.0

                                    NOT SHARP ENOUGH

                                    By Ricky

                                    from Aiken SC

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                        I shot about 40 photos over two days-- close ups, mid-range and longer. But I couldn't get photos that were sharp enough. So I had to return the unit.

                                        It might be OK if you are happy with 4x6 prints.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great product, no regrets.

                                        By Austin

                                        from NYC

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Sharp Picture

                                        Cons

                                        • Stiff Focus Ring

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Studio
                                        • Traveling
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                        I use this lens for stills and video, and I've never had any issues. You'll get a very stylized look which can be applied in almost any situation for dramatic or comedic effect. Be careful of getting your hands in the shot when you first use the lens, it's wider than you think. Only complaint: The focus ring is very stiff. It takes a lot of pressure to turn, which can slow things down if you're in a hurry, or need to follow focus if doing video. That's a very minor complaint, and it might even loosen up over time,. Overall I am extremely happy with the lens and would recommend it to everyone.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great lens for the price

                                        By Keith

                                        from Atlanta, Georgia

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                          I'm using this lens on an Olympus EPL-1 and once I figured out that you have to set the image stabilization mode for the focal length of the lens I love it. My first shots with the lens were with the wrong settings and I was ready to return it and get a refund as I kept getting what looked like ghost images on everything especially words and tall buildings. I've always liked the perspective that extreme wide angle lenses give and I'm pretty impressed with this lens for the price in comparison to others. It appears to give sharp images overall from the edges to the center provided you have it stopped down to f8 or greater. Though I have to admit that I did some low light shots where the aperture was wide open and they seem pretty sharp too. Also the lens being manual required a little bit of getting used to as far as propper exposure goes, though on the EPL-1 it seems to work fine in the manual mode and also in the program mode as it shows you what you are getting in the viewfinder and I guess the camera knows it's a manual lens and brings up the shutter speed mode set automatically when in the program setting. It has such a wide angle of view that you have to be careful not to shoot pictures of your hands as you are holding the camera, you get used to holding the camera differently to prevent this. Also it isn't easy to focus this lens because the focus ring isn't too pronounced, but how much focusing do you really do on a fish-eye lens? Only if you are including a subject that is really close to the camera. So over all I think it's a great lens for the money.

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                                          5.0

                                          Super Fun!

                                          By Tom

                                          from Bay Area

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                            This lens is pretty small and easy to toss into your bag and carry along. As long as you don't over-use it (fisheye after fisheye after fisheye photo is seriously irritating), it can add some funkiness to your photo sequences. Toss in a fisheye photo maybe every 25th shot or so, and even then, only when it really makes sense or feels right. Consider getting it, but definitely do not sell your bread-and-butter glass. If you don't buy this lens, no big deal either; it's NOT an absolute must-have, IMO.

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice lens

                                            By John

                                            from Montreal

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

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                                                  Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                                  It's an interesting lens that makes you think differently when taking your shots, a definite must have!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  This lens is great fun!

                                                  By MVgirl

                                                  from Boston, MA

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent Output
                                                  • Excellent contrast
                                                  • Good quality
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Sharp Focus
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                  • None so far

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Cityscapes
                                                  • Interiors
                                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                                  Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                                  This is my first ultra wide lens ever, and I have found it great fun. It is very sharp with excellent contrast. I have no problem with the manual functions (but I'm from the old days of film). I highly recommend this lens for anyone looking for an ultra wide angle. Especially at this price, compared to all others.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Right on the Mondy

                                                  By One Happy Shutterbug

                                                  from San Francisco, CA

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent Output
                                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                                  • Rugged
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                                    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black):

                                                    The lens came with good insturctions. But, there is really no need for them. The lens is extremely easy to use. As long as the f/ stop matches the one set on the camera, it produces sharp and clear images. The focus markings on the lens are quite accurate. The lens itself feels sturdy, very well built. Money well spent.

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