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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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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

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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 cs@<a href= http://bhphoto.com target= _blank >bhphoto.com</a> for assistance with your inquiry.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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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 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens is comparable if not better than the Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 Lens in terms of image quality. Additionally It has a wider f/1.8 aperture and is weather-sealed.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-08-23

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 C
Date published: 2021-08-03

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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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