Summary: I just received this lens, and mounted it to my E-500, took a bunch of test shots, and that was all I needed to Know what I have gotten into! First off, this is not my first fish-eye lens… I had a 16mm OM Fish-Eye for my OM-1, and I truly enjoyed that lens.
Summary: Great lens. One thing to note. When I got it, the manual focusing did not work. I called Olympus and learned that the manual focus is not manual. When the camera is set for manual focus, it will focus manually. But only while attached to the camera.
Summary: This is a great lens at a reasonable price. It has a solid feel and produces eye catching shots. It's easy to want to shoot close quarter shots with this lens. You'll quickly find that it's a fun lens which has wide application. The fisheye curvature can produces dramatic effects.
Summary: I just received this lens, which I got to look at before my wife wrapped it for Christmas, so I was allowed to mount it to my E-500, and verify that it worked, and that was all I needed to know what I have gotten into!
Excerpt: This is a high quality lens. It is my first fisheye, and I'm having a great time with it. It presents all kinds of possibilities for innovative photography, as I'm beginning to learn. One constant is that the images I get are really sharp!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: This is a nice piece of glass, everything you would expect from an Olympus High Grade Lens. The optics are very good, and the build is excellent. It is priced in the same range as most of the big named competition and probably better built.