Excerpt: This lens is more fun than barrel of monkeys. Manual focus allows the user to set their own focal point. Focus close for blurred background, focus far for great depth of field. I love this lens, no Q kit is complete without one. I use this lens on my Q7 and my Q10 quite often.
Summary: i have never used a fisheye but this is a fun little lens...wish i could autoficus but knew that before i bought it...the infinity on the focus is off so don't plan on focusing for long distance and just leaving it wide open..none of these issues i see as negatives..price is good and it's a nice little lens..
Great little lens for the price. Use focus-peaking and you'll be set.
F. Gonzalez, Amazon
8 July 2013
Summary: I've found that this is a pretty good little lens if you turn on the focus-peaking feature. I'll let other reviewers go into the technical details, but in my few weeks with this little lens I find that it takes great ultra-wide images and is pretty easy to focus. Just as with most fish-eye lenses, though, you gotta be careful not to scratch the front lens element. I'm loving my little Pentax Q -- it's so easy to travel with!
Summary: I love the petite size and effect it gives off. It's light but strangely durable enough to withstand it rubbing against my chest as it swayed while I walked. Definitely a good must have fun lens for Q owners.
Summary: I bought this with some trepidation -- I'm not a giant fan of the whole toy lens thing -- and really have been shocked at the quality. To give you a point of reference, my favorite 35mm lens is still the spectacular Pentax 135 1.8 ED; these days it lives on my K20d. On the Q, I have the 01 Prime, 02 short zoom and 06 long zoom, along with the 03 Fisheye. The latter, while slow, is sharp and glorious. And addictive.
Excerpt: This is a fun little lens that's easy to switch and is small to have around in your camera bag.I recently was in a small plane and the few photos I took were pretty cool for that 'curvature of the Earth' effect.
Excerpt: This is more of a toy lens than a very sharp one. It renders good detail for objects close to the lens, but the image quality fades quickly for anything 5 feet or more away. The manual focus is no big deal due to the huge DOF with the Q. Nothing wrong with the lens, just don't expcet the image quality of the 01 or 02 lenses.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Update your Q to the latest firmware and enable focus peaking. Now the 03 Fisheye becomes the absolutely awesome!!! I carry my Q, 01 Prime, 03 Fisheye, and a spare battery in a tiny pouch. So much capability and fun without the burden of a DSLR!
Pros: Consistent Output, Image quality, Lightweight, Strong Construction