Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical, 5 ED, and 3 HR Elements
  • ZERO Lens Coating
  • 180° Angle of View
  • Movie & Still Compatible AF System
  • Dust, Splash, and Freezeproof Design
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Olympus 8mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

Pairing an expansive 180° angle of view with a fast maximum aperture, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO from Olympus is a Micro Four Thirds system lens offering a 16mm equivalent focal length to produce unique perspectives and creative distortions. A sophisticated optical design uses a variety of aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index elements to control a variety of aberrations in order to realize a high degree of sharpness and clarity and a ZERO lens coating has been applied to improve contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, this fisheye lens also sports a Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) AF system that is quick and quiet, and has a weather-resistant construction to suit working in inclement weather conditions.

Ultra-wide fisheye lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, covers the full area of the rectangular image sensor, and provides a 16mm equivalent focal length.
Fisheye design renders a 180° angle of view to produce a distinct visual appeal characterized by dramatic distortion and a creative depiction of space.
Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult and low-light conditions.
The lens construction integrates one aspherical element, three Super ED (extra-low dispersion) elements, two extra-low dispersion elements, one Super HR (high refractive index) element, and two HR elements into its design to minimize aberrations, distortion, and color fringing while also contributing to overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity.
A ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Dust, splash, and freezeproof construction ensures this lens' performance in inclement conditions and harsh environments.
Minimum focusing distance of 4.7" pairs with a 0.4x equivalent maximum magnification for photographing close-up subjects with an exaggerated perspective.
UPC: 050332188839
In the Box
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens
  • LC-62E Lens Cap
  • LR-2 Rear Lens Cap
  • LSC-0811 Case for 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Olympus 8mm f/1.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 8mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 16 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 180°
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.72" (12 cm)
    Magnification 0.2x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Elements/Groups 17 / 15
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread None
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.44 x 3.15" (62 x 80 mm)
    Weight 11.11 oz (315 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    Olympus 8mm f/1.8 reviews

    M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens & Seriously Open This is my very first wide angle (fisheye) lens and I'm completely satisfied with it. Because of the proven quality of all Olympus prime lenses and because I do really like architectural and underwater photography, this's been a very serious candidate lens to have in my bag, and finally I have it. I have tested it on my Panasonic GH4 and fell in love with the results. The lens it self is like a tank, solid and weather-resistant, it's not as light weighted as I expected but that is not an issue at all for me. Conclusion, my favorite Micro 4/3 Lens.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large aperture, compact package, great images I didn't know how I would like a fisheye lens but my initial reaction is that it is more useful than I would have thought. Definitely requires thoughtful application but that's a good thing for any serious photographer. Big aperture and outstanding optics in a relatively compact size, Great night time lens for both tight and wide open spaces.
    Date published: 2016-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and sharp I use this lens for wide angle underwater photography, where fisheye lenses are a boon. This lens is fast, and sharp wide open. Great lens. It's more expensive than the Panasonic 8mm f3.5 but substantially faster and it's weather sealed as well. The ability to shoot at f1.8 in low light (e.g. wrecks and caves) is amazing.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, low light monster! I got this lens for underwater wide angle photography. However, I love using the lens at night and for close focus work - really unique perspectives. Built like a tank. Surprisingly smaller than I expected though seems like the appropriate weight given the excellent materials.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens Sharp wide open and fast. Not too heavy. It is missing the lens Fn button of other pro lenses
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from gets the shot if you are close enough I got the Samyang 7.5 mm fisheye a few months ago and found I very much liked what it could do, if not how difficult it was to handle. �The performance of the Olympus 8 mm has been as big an improvement as the price would suggest, in the few weeks I have had it. �The 3% difference in the distortion between the two lens gives me an excuse to keep both of them, but the Samyang has not gotten back on the camera yet. �[the photo is cropped a little on the right and left, at f/2.8]
    Date published: 2017-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp … Fast … Definitely different This lens is very sharp and very fast which makes it great for low light photography, especially Milky Way/star photos. �It is also very wide and the fisheye makes it a lens that isn't appropriate for every situation. �But when you can use it, it is Awesome! �Also maintains the small m43 form factor.
    Date published: 2017-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Auto focus - Yeay Good to use and not have to worry about manual focus with action shots ( volleyball).
    Date published: 2016-09-11
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