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

    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
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 15 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread None
    Dimensions (DxL) 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 17.
    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 Superb Hands down this is the nicest full-frame fisheye I have used. �If you want the best quality fisheye for MFT, look no further. �I have the Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 which suffers from flare. �The Panasonic is lighter, but the Olympus is still way lighter than a full-frame camera lens. �I am using the Olympus 8mm on a Lumix G9. �Works like a dream. �Lens body is metal; Panasonic is plastic. Autofocus works, aperture control works. �I still get body stabilization; but not lens stabilization. �For a fisheye lens body stabilization is all I need. �Plus, the lens is way faster at f/1.8 than the Panasonic. �That gives you creative control when you would like some shallower depth of field, or are shooting at night.
    Date published: 2018-04-02
    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 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 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 Perfect I am using this on a Panasonic Lumix G9 and it is terrific. Autofocus works, aperture is controlled by the camera, and Body IS works, which is all you need to hand hold an 8mm lens. Sharp corner to corner, and no flare even when the sun is in the frame. �Fast f/1.8 if you need it, or if you want control over the depth of field. (No screw-on filter possible, however, so don't expect to be able to use f/1.8 on a bright day). Build quality is superb, and pairs perfectly with a MFT body. �Heavier than the Panasonic 8mm, but not objectionably so, and better speed, build quality, image quality, and flare resistance. �With an articulating screen and live view, there is no reason you can't exploit new angles -- see photos attached.
    Date published: 2018-04-11
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