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Olympus 8mm lens f/1.8 Pro Fisheye

Anyone got one of these? I haver the Samyang 7.5 which is good, but manual focus and my eyesight is not so good these days. In good light I can stop down and get most in focus, but in low light I would prefer AF.
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Lightbulb Re: Olympus 8mm lens f/1.8 Pro Fisheye

I donít have one, but I have used them several times and it works very well.

However the Samyang has a focus scale on it and with such a huge DoF you can almost set it to the hyper focal distance and forget about ever focusing again.
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Re: Olympus 8mm lens f/1.8 Pro Fisheye

I have one Dave. It's a very nice lens. I don't think it's optically superior to the Samyang, but the AF is nice for close-ups and having the EXIF is a worthwhile feature. I bought it to do some wide-field astro (f1.8 being very helpful), but every time I've been somewhere where the light pollution is low it's been heavily overcast!

On the E-M1ii, there is now the option to show the image de-fished (and de-fished in the JPEG), which can be useful sometimes. I have some samples if you want me to post them.
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