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.
Summary: This is a great lens at a very reasonable price. I bought it for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 and it is really impressive glass! The fit and finish are impeccable. A Fisheye lens is not a "walk around" lens but it is perfect for those who like to think outside of the box occasionally. The DOF is amazing!
Excerpt: This works great, I'd been used to filming with a VX1000 and a Century Optics ultra fisheye for about 14 years, and recently upgraded to HD, Picked up a Panasonic GH2. I'm still getting used to it, and was worried that the fish eye wouldn't be as good as the ultra fish eye, but it's been great so far. I'm impressed. Definitely recommend this product.