Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5 Lens (H-F008)
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This lens outside is so much fun.
Haleys Comet, B&H Photo
29 June 2014
Excerpt: I took pictures of my granddaughter at the playground and the fisheye lens really made the shots look really cool. When she was in the swing and the shots taken while she was in the air with the fisheye lens make for a unique and great looking shot. This is just fun.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Unique Shots
Excerpt: Smallest decent fisheye lens found anywhere. Yes, there is moderate barrel distortion but that is the effect of any 8mm and for me a very special effect that will go along way in telling the story and landscape scope of a 300 mile trek on the Camino de Santiago path next week in Spain!
Summary: I don't use this lens a lot, but I am always impressed with it. It's so small that there is really no excuse to leave it at home! If you don't care about autofocus, then you could buy the Samyang manual focus version and save some $. But I bought this and love it.
Excerpt: I first bought the Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 fisheye. But since I do a lot of close-up with my kids, I needed AF since they move a lot. On my Olympus E-M1, the focus is fast in good light, and a little bit slower when the lightning is dimmer. The lens is very sharp in the center wide opened. And at f5.6 and above, it is sharp corner to corner. It can flare a lot but less than with the Samyang, not by much thought. Tha built quality is better than the Samyang but is expected.
Excerpt: I've been contemplating this lens for about a year. It was hard to justify it because I already own the 7-14mm Lumix lens. I finally took the plunge and am very pleased with the fisheye. The bubbled effect is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I would totally recommend this lens to others.