Excerpt: Bought this as a less expensive approach to superwide videos on my GH4. Also to be used at large festival in Atlanta this week and the Albuquerque Balloon Fest in a few weeks. Never had a fisheye befoe but very impressed with how well it works with my GH4. Very light and so far the quality seems to be excellent.
Excerpt: I recently used this little baby on a low budget film with de BMPCC and it was really nice. It`s a very good replacement for the Cinema Lens of the same brand, maybe at a cost of one step of aperture. For the size of the sensor, this a great chance to have long shots.
Excerpt: Nice fun lens;not a serious instrument.Seems well constructed but not what I would term a sharp lens.Since I only bought it as an affordable novelty,I don't feel like it doesn't meet my expectations.
Excerpt: This lens is sharp even in it's extreme corners. Even though this Fish Eye Lens distorts in able to capture a full 180 degrees the sharpness across the frame will allow you to re-align without distortion in post processing and still be super sharp. So it can be two lenses, a Fish Eye in the field or ,through processing, an ultra wide.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp
Excerpt: This lens is a joy and a delight! The build and quality are really decent. Because of the nature of this lens (it's convex, i.e., it bubbles out), you can't add a layer of protection with a UV lens filter. That said, they considerately built in the petal-type lens hood to protect it from knocks.
Adding to the chorus - this is a very fun lens, and sharp.
michael fitzhenry, Amazon
19 January 2014
Summary: I didn't think I dug the distortion of a fisheye so I resisted buying this for my M4/3 set up, despite reading lots of positive reviews. I got it for around $200 on a Black Friday sale and I'm very glad I did. I recommend it to anyone building an M4/3 kit.
Summary: Lens is a full-frame 180 degree fisheye that is compact. Lens is fully manual, and there is no electrical communication between lens and camera. Despite this, the lens is easy to use. Fun also. Pictures are very nice and sharp. Manual focus not really an issue with such a wide-angle lens. Set focus at or near infinity to get everything from one meter to infinity in focus.