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17mm fisheye

Seen this on Amazon Germany.
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If you sign up for their credit card you get 50 euro off, cost 34.66 Euro. Any bitten the bullet and gone for it?
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Re: 17mm fisheye

Whatever it was it seems to have gone now Dave?
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Re: 17mm fisheye

Its an 17mm pancake fisheye at 34.66 Euro providing you take up the credit card offer. You get 59 Euro off your first purchase.
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Re: 17mm fisheye

Couldn't find anything when I looked. I even googled for it.

Any advantage in a 17mm fisheye over an 8mm fisheye, eg ebay "8mm f/3.8 CCTV MFT mount Fisheye lens for 4/3" camera Micro M4/3 Panasonic OM-D" for 55 other than the price?
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Re: 17mm fisheye

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Couldn't find anything when I looked. I even googled for it.

Any advantage in a 17mm fisheye over an 8mm fisheye, eg ebay "8mm f/3.8 CCTV MFT mount Fisheye lens for 4/3" camera Micro M4/3 Panasonic OM-D" for 55 other than the price?
I was not asking about the merits of the lens, just the method of paying for it, through Amazon UK or Amazon Germany, where it is cheaper,and if the credit card is taken out, an extra 50 Euro off.
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Re: 17mm fisheye

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Any advantage in a 17mm fisheye over an 8mm fisheye, eg ebay "8mm f/3.8 CCTV MFT mount Fisheye lens for 4/3" camera Micro M4/3 Panasonic OM-D" for 55 other than the price?
To my mind, the point of a fisheye is to get a 180 field of view.The distortion is a by product of achieving that without requiring a rectilinear projection. Depending on the type of projection used, the focal length required is determined by the sensor size - see the wikipedia article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishey...pping_function

For a 4/3 sensor, the required focal length for a diagonal fisheye is around 8mm (depends on projection). A 17mm fisheye will give a much reduced field of view on 4/3. So, a 17mm fisheye on 4/3 will just be a wide angle lens with loads of barrel distortion. If that is what you want, then I suppose that can be classed as an 'advantage' over an 8mm fisheye. To me, however, such a lens is no use at all.

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Re: 17mm fisheye

My question is not about the lens, it was about buying from Amazon Germany and taking out their credit card. Sorry for not making it clear. And the title should read 9 mm not 17mm.
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