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.
Summary: I've been using this lens for about 3 months now, and while it's easy to get over the lack of autofocus due to the great depth of field, the lack of sharpness has been pretty disappointing. I realize that it's unreasonable to expect better optics in this form factor at this price point, but I was really expecting better. Hopefully the superwide prime that is slated to come out late 2013/early 2014 is better.
Summary: A fun fisheye for a low price. Sharper than expected for the cost, provided that one very carefully focuses using the magnified manual focus view. The f/5.6 fixed aperture is fine outdoors and even usable indoors in low light thanks to the excellent Pentax Q in-body image stabilization and decent higher ISO performance. This lens is cheap, fun and surprisingly capable. Go for it!
Summary: Pictures come out WOW, BUT: -It doesn't work with autofocus, which means you will ruin some pictures... -I cannot figure out if I can manually set the exposure. I know, of course, you can with this camera. But I can't get it to work with this lens. If anyone else has fixed this issue please let me know.