Olympus FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter

Olympus FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter

Olympus FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter

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Olympus FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter

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  • For Micro Four Thirds PEN Cameras
  • Fits M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm Lens Only
  • 3 Elements / 3 Groups
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The Olympus FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter was designed specifically for use with Micro Four Thirds PEN cameras, and in particular, it fits onto the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42 Lens. The FCON-P01 puts a world of creativity in your hands. With an extreme 10.4mm focal length and 0.11x magnification, this lens takes the normal and turns it on its head. Whether you're looking to make out-of-this world portraits or you simply want to put a new twist on anything that comes into your camera's line of sight, the FCON-P01 can definitely help you achieve a look that's unique.

Fish Eye Creativity
If you're the creative type of photographer, someone looking for a new perspective and a new channel for your innovative impulses, this converter can give you more ways to express your creativity. Using your existing kit lens, you can extend the range of your PEN to add an entirely new dimension to your pictures

Fits your M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens only. Not compatible with previous versions of this lens
Lens Combination
M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
(Focal length set to maximum wide position recommended)
Focal length: 10.4mm (Micro Four Thirds) / 20.8mm (35mm format); Angle of view: 120°; Focusing range: closest focusing distance: 0.19m; Magnification: 0.11x (Micro Four Thirds) / 0.22x (35mm format); Weight: 3.9 oz / 112g
UPC: 050332176942
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Olympus FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Olympus FCON-P01 specs

    Lens Construction 3 elements / 3 groups
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.6"

    Olympus FCON-P01 reviews

    FCON-P01 Fish Eye Converter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ultra-wide for a low price Although it's marketed as a Fisheye it offers relatively minor fisheye distortion. Indoors you will see distortion and you can provoke the distortion by shooting at extreme angles (up/down). But for landscapes, when held level, it works as an ultra-wide. It is relatively sharp in the center but sharpness falls off dramatically near the corners. There is also some CA with high contrast images but it's not too bad. Dirt and spots on the exterior of the adapter are quite evident in resulting images so you have to keep it clean. It doesn't come with a bag which was a bummer so the press fit end caps have to be reattached anytime your not using it. It fits tight up against the kit lens front element so there is no room to use a filter between the kit lens and the adapter. It bayonets easily on-off the kit lens so that you can easily twist it off the lens and hold it in your hand when you don't want the adapter for a shot or two then place it back on. It's an inexpensive and compact method of achieving relatively good quality ultra-wide shots and, when pressed, fisheye appearance shots. I have posted many shots using this adapter on my flickr page for user ThingsAbove (flickr dot com slash photos slash thingsabove). The images are tagged FCON-P01. Overall I'm quite pleased with the lens. It provides an inexpensive, albeit lower quality, alternative to the Olympus 9-18mm.
    Date published: 2011-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this converter This is an awesome add on when shooting cityscapes and architecture. You really can bend lines with it and get some great effects. With your kit lens wide it's especially dramatic - on the tele side you can get a much more conservative wide angle effect. Nicely built - metal housing and glass element - this is my favorite Oly accessory.
    Date published: 2011-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality fisheye convertor If you're on a budget and want a decent fisheye perspective, this convertor is great. It is well constructed and converts the kit 14-42mm lens well. If you're after a light camera bag setup, this convertor, as well as the macro and wide convertors, stack well into a single lens spot in your camera bag and give your 14-42mm lens some added versatility
    Date published: 2012-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It Depends I like the options that this unit offers me at the price and convienience that this lens provides me with. Build quality seems great and it is quite compact which definately helps. The hardest part to get used to is how different it looks compared to my other lens. It is a lot of fun...and recommend that you buy one.
    Date published: 2012-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Since I bought this fisheye converter I have had it attached to my camera more often then I haven't. Images turn out great. it does add a considerable amount of size, but unless you are going very light and small, then its worth it.
    Date published: 2013-08-28
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