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8.5 out of 10

Pentax 03 Fish-Eye Lens

Unique fisheye effect Ultra-wide-angle with edge distortion Read more

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Five Stars

Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 July 2014
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Cool!

GrizzlyG, Amazon
3 July 2014
  • Summary: Love the 03 lens! Always provides some interesting perspective and is a great for macro and other close-ups, as well as landscapes.
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Biggest field of view in smallest sized lens and camera. It's a hoot.

M. Seither "The glider", Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: Great little lens. Delivers biggest scope in smallest package out there. Be aware most useful infinity is achieved a notch or two prior to the last tab on the lens. I leave it there most of the time.
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Manual focus fun!

Trey S, B&H Photo
27 January 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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This 03 fisheye lens expands the fun factor and usefulness of the Pentax Q into aerial pole photography

zyng808, Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: This is one of the least expensive fish eye lenses available and yet makes the Pentax Q truly versatile and fun! It's pretty basic, fixed aperture at 5.6, simple un-dampened focus ring, plastic mount and construction. At first I was disappointed with results from the 03 lens, the images looked soft and with lacked contrast. Then after some experimenting I came up with the following settings to maximize image quality: - Keep ISO below 400, and below 250 whenever possible.
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fun lens!!

amy p, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • 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..
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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!
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Terrific glass at a fantastic price

Chris Feola, Amazon
20 May 2013
  • 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.
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Awesome!

LeeO, Adorama
12 March 2013
  • 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
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Fun Pint-Sized Lens

D. Warnecke, Amazon
21 February 2013
  • 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!
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