Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras (Black)

Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras (Black)

Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras (Black)

B&H # BO7535B MFR # SLY75B43
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Product Highlights

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 7.5mm Fisheye Lens
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 4"
  • Aspherical Lenses for Outstanding Images
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
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Bower 7.5mm overview

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The 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras (Black) from Bower gives you a dramatic 180° view with an exaggerated perspective when used with a Micro 4/3 camera. Hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-coating help you to produce sharply defined images with a minimum of ghosting and flare. This compact and lightweight manual focus 7.5mm lens focuses as close as 4" (10cm) from the lens for totally awesome wide-angle distortion effects. A built-in petal lens hood is included.

Ultra wide-angle 7.5mm fisheye lens with 180° angle of view for dramatic effects
Aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens is multi-coated to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 4" (10 cm) for enhanced close-up shots
Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood and front and rear lens caps
In the Box
Bower 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower 7.5mm specs

    Focal Length 7.5mm
    Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 15 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 180°
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.0" / 10.16 cm
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.36 x 1.89" / 6.0 x 4.8 cm
    Weight 6.95 oz / 197 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.5"

    Bower 7.5mm reviews

    7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun. Most of my comments below confirm what others have written about this lens. No auto-focus but as others have mentioned, keeping it set to near infinity does the trick for most shots. Likewise, for the price I was very surprised at how well built it truly is no issue getting it on or off my cameras either. The colours produced are likewise impressive and it really gives a proper 180 degree view so much so that I need to be more aware of the neckstrap and my hands and feet when shooting. I used to own the Pentax 10-17 and this Bower/Samyang/Rokinon lens has reminded me what fun can be had playing with the distortion and extreme perspective.
    Date published: 2013-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! I really enjoy wide-angle photography so I pulled the plug on the Bower fisheye lens when I saw the price drop. I have the Olympus OMD-EM5, which makes this a nice compact package. It takes only a little while to get used to manual focus, but like others suggest, I set the focus to near infinity and adjust the aperture to get the exposure I want. The lens is sharp, sharp, sharp! Things very close are surprisingly sharp, as well as what's further in the distance. It takes some getting used to in terms of distortion. I find that to avoid most distortion, I keep the lens level with the horizon. But sometimes distortion makes an image more interesting! This is overall a fun lens to experiment with, and it takes very nice images. I'm happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2013-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly an excellent lens for the price If you are like I was when first considering this lens, i.e. hesitant, then I urge you to buy this lens. My original thinking was that this is an off-brand, non-OEM lens, with no AF, and a low price tag, so probably it was not the best. However, at this time, there are limited choices for ultrawide angle m4/3. So I took the plunge and boy was I ever pleasantly surprised. This is a sharp, well-made lens. You will not have to be overly concerned about focus most of the time especially at 7.5mm on a m4/3 sensor. It takes great photos at a very reasonable price which is more than can be said for most m4/3 lenses.
    Date published: 2014-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Whole New World! This is my first fish-eye lens and I absolutely love it! I'm the photo editor at a newspaper and I've been having a blast using this for assignments. So far I've used it to get some great crowd shots at college football games and concerts. I was worried that the F3.5 aperture wouldn't be enough light (I'm spoiled by my 1.8 primes) but I was pleasantly surprised at its performance on my OM-D E-M5. And since it's so wide, focusing is breeze. I pretty much keep it on infinity at all times and I'm in good shape. Even if I de-fish the image in post, everything turns out great. Despite this lens being made of plastic, it has a good weight to it and feels durable. Plus it looks great with the two metallic rings (one red and one silver).Overall, I'm super happy with this lens the new variety of shots it can provide for me. I always keep it in my bag when I'm out and about on assignments. Lots of fun and for the price, how could you say no?
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive I bought the Bower 7.5mm f3.5 as a wide-angle lens for my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. I think maybe the ideal wide-angle lens for the BMCC may be a 9mm lens. For the money I went with the 7.5. At first glance the 7.5mm Bower was too wide. On the BMCC with it's Super16 sensor it is not a fisheye lens though its really wide, super wide with typical edge distortions but has a place in my arsenal of lenses. It's almost GoPro wide if you know what I mean but not that wide. The workmanship is excellent, the feel of the lens is quite nice. Very precision. Very sharp. The mount is perfectly snug, the iris and focus both rotate as they should, very smoothly. I have nothing negative to say about this lens, I just wish it was a 9mm but I knew it wasn't going in. If you are wanting a super wide manual MFT lens for your BMCC this is one to consider.
    Date published: 2013-12-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for the price You have to like fisheye photographs to own one of these so one should consider the cost/quality when considering. Optical quality is fair but better than the Olympus bodycap fisheye which I also own, but the image from the Bower is a true fisheye while the Olympus delivers more moderately bowed image. This one has no electronics so not only is it a fully manual lens but your camera will always ask about focal length when starting up. The Bower is apparently the same as both the Rokinon and Samyang with a different name. I don't know if these other more expensive lenses talk to the camera for the extra money. I almost returned this one, but I've been having too much fun with it on balance.
    Date published: 2014-09-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does pretty much as advertized I bought this lens to use with the Panasonic G1. Although none of the Bower 7.5 mm link completely to any camera the one for the Panasonic does work with 'Program' (you select the 'F-Stop'on the lens) it selects 'shutter speed', or select 'A', 'S' or Manual. It doesn't work with the 'IA' setting. The directions sent with the lens are good and clear as how to operate. The photos look good for price.
    Date published: 2013-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for a useful lens Great for landscape and architectural shots, but also surprisingly useful for interior shots, working with available light in small spaces. It's so wide it's almost impossible to be out of focus. Any distortion is lost in the natural curvature of the lens. Images can be defished in Lightroom with a fair degree of success, if that's your preference. It is not an autofocus lens, so adjusting aperture and focus requires that you use fingers and brain. The only downside is getting comfortable with the focus and aperture rings, which are quite close together on such a low profile lens.
    Date published: 2013-09-16
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    Designed for use with:

    • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema