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

BH #OL818 • MFR #V312030BU000
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical, 5 ED, and 3 HR Elements
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.
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye ... Overview

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

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

Focal Length8mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View180°
Minimum Focus Distance4.72" / 12 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design17 Elements in 15 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)2.44 x 3.15" / 62 x 80 mm
Weight11.11 oz / 315 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 4.5 x 4.4"

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

Just Another Olympus Pro Lens

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

The Olympus ED 8mm Pro fisheye lens is another typical Oly Pro lens- Solid, well-built, well-performing. Despite the very short focal length, it is really nice to have auto-focus. That makes it possible to get some subject isolation for very close subjects without having to focus manually. Of course, the fast aperture helps. The image is nicely sharp with good contrast and color correction. In-camera (EM-1 Mark 3) fisheye correction works, but it does degrade the edges and corners because of the image stretching required to get the rectilinear look. Mild correction works well, but more severe correction does cause edge and corner softening. As a fisheye, the lens works as advertised and expected for its Pro designation.

Great compact Fisheye

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-15

I used to use an older 4/3 Fisheye with an adapter for my OMD EM1 but this is so much more compact and lighter while being faster. Perfect for bringing around as it doesn't take up a lot of space.

A GREAT LENS!

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-03

All I can say is WOW! Using it with EM1X, Just a super lens!

On BMPCC4K underwater

By H
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

On Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K in nauticam NA-BMPCCII housing with Acrylic dome (ran out of money for glass dome :) https://youtu.be/qqon60g-UXQ

Great lens!!!!!!!

By Tara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-06

Excellent lens with great clarity. Beautiful images! So happy I purchased this one and so much fun! Highly recommend!!!

Great Lens!

By Neil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-12

I love this lens. Very crisp images with a beautiful effect. Highly recommend!

Great lens

By Suzanne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

I love this lens. I have several Olympus pro lenses and this is one of my favorites. It's really fun to shoot with.

great lens

By Suzanne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-17

The lens is very sharp and fun to shoot with. Just another great lens from Olympus.

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question

Is the hood on the M.Zuiko 8mm removable?
Asked by: Joseph
The hood, like many fish-eye lens hood, is not removable. It is there permanently to maximize protection to the bulbous, vulnerable, and expensive-to-replace front element.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

can I use this on a lumix g7 ?

can I use this on a lumix g7 ?
Asked by: diane
It will work fine on a G7, though it is a lot heavier(it weighs more than my Nikon 16mm full frame fisheye) and cost considerably more than the Panasonic option. I use it on a G85 with a battery grip attached and it balances ok. Its advantage is its bright aperture and it can focus ridiculously close to a subject, plus the build quality is absolutely first class. I've always liked the unique look of a fisheye lens for still photos.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-14

question

Mine has a scratch on the lens surface. Is there a period warranty and is the scratch repairable? It could just be scraped-off coating.
Asked by: John
This product has a one year, limited manufacturer's warranty. Please email us at [email protected]<a href= http://bhphoto.com target= _blank >bhphoto.com</a> for assistance with your inquiry.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

What would be the angle of view adapted onto a Sony a6500?
Asked by: Joshua
This lens is designed for the Micro Four Thirds system and will not work on a Sony a6500.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How does this lens compare with Lumix G 8mm f3.5 ...

How does this lens compare with Lumix G 8mm f3.5 in terms of image quality?
Asked by: Daheng
The image quality of both lenses is excellent, however the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens would be better in low light.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-09-19

I have not seen any sample night-sky photos, ...

I have not seen any sample night-sky photos, e.g., Milky Way, despite the lens specs being very favourable for such photography. Should the lens be used as a fisheye for night-sky photos or should it be "de-fished"? (I have the OM-D EM5iii) How does the "de-fishing" affect the angle-of-view? Can anyone comment on "light pollution" effects for night-sky photography since filters cannot be used?
Asked by: Mark
A fisheye lens can be used for Milky Way photos but it will distort. Some people don't mind that distortion, but some will say the sky looks unnatural. If you mind that distortion and want to fix it, you can use Adobe Lightroom software and use the perspective sliders to straighten it. Eventually you will lose a lot of the wide angle of the lens since a lot will need to be cropped. Also by fixing the perspective you are pushing and pulling the pixels and that will reduce quality if you zoom in 100% and look closely. If there are city lights nearby you will get some light pollution. If you want a wide lens that is not fisheye with wide aperture that can autofocus I recommend this Panasonic 10-25 1.7 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1480838-REG/panasonic_h_x1025_panasonic_lumix_g_10_25mm.html
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-08-03

question

Does the OM-D E-M5 (not E-M5 II) provide chromatic aberration correction for the Olympus 8mm f1.8 lens? One review from last year says the E-M5 II does, but not the older E-M5. Though there has been a firmware update which might have included this capability.
Asked by: Scott S.
I have been using this on a G9. Images have no chromatic aberration.
Answered by: Robert R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How many aperture blades in this lens?

How many aperture blades in this lens?
Asked by: Patrick
According to the Olympus specs on this lens, there are 7 blades. I love the images this lens makes.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-09
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