Yes, a manual fisheye for an EVF camera is a GOOD thing.
David B. Haynie, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: This is a very cool lens for not much money. Ok, I know what you're thinking... MANUAL lens, and FISHEYE? The 1970s called, they want their lens back! But no, seriously, this makes a ton of sense. First, the MANUAL part. This is a 7.5mm lens. There's a focus control, sure, but the depth of field is absurdly deep anyway... you will never want for autofocus on this lens. If you're at infinity and f3.5, you're in focus from about 3.5ft to infinity.
Summary: I bought this as a gift to myself, and have taken some great photos. I won't get into a bunch of mumbo jumbo technical talk, just know that I have been taking photos for years, have worked in a darkroom, and done professional camera work. For the money, this lens will add some interesting photos to your collection. I just bracket my exposure when using it, and decide later which light exposure was best.
Summary: I got this lens about a week ago, I've been using it and initially I was a bit disappointed, I do a lot of indoor shots in not-so-well lit areas, and I chase around my baby daughter trying to get a good photo. So at the beginning I was frustrated that most of my shots were coming out blurry, and the manual focus was not as easy as I thought it would be. I was going to send it back, but I really wanted to have fisheye photography as part of my micro43 capabilities.
Summary: I needed a wide lens for my GH3 because of the 2x factor on all my Canon FD lenses. The small size kills me. My youngest daughter grabbed it, thinking it was a toy lens. It is so small that I cannot handle the camera with the lens and as of the day I got it, I've used it less and less on every job. Maybe it is me but I don't expect to use this lens anymore and shall probably sell it.
Summary: Sharp, easy to focus and good build quality for the asking price. In my opinion it is a must have lens for Micro Four Thirds. Warning! Watch your fingers and toes. I'm willing to bet they will show up in at least a few images.
Summary: I am very happy with this lens. The quality of photos produced by this lens and my olympus pen Ep1 are on caliber with my Canon 50d with L series glass. The 180 degree viewing angle is amazing as well as the build quality of the lens. The manual controls are a welcomed selling point with this lens. You can set the focus to infinity and shoot all day long. If you are closer than 1ft to your subject then manual focus will be needed, but it's super easy.
Summary: This lens was decent. I tried to take it out for a few shoots, however the overall quality was low. The images come out too soft, the edges are incredibly blurred. I knew that focusing would be manual, however I had expected better results for this lens. I lent it to several friends of mine who also own M4/3 cameras, and they all agreed that while it was fun to take super fisheye photos, the quality was just too poor to be of any more use than posting the results on the...
Summary: Warning: this lens will render images sharp enough to cut even the most advanced user. Not only will you be able to produce images that you never thought your pathetic self capable of, but this product is also a very effective as a cutting tool. This may or may not be to your liking.
Summary: Very nice lens for the m4/3 system. Not perfect, but at this price you wouldn't ask for that. For my money, it's a very good "fisheye"; good enough for serious work. BTW, it's a VERY wide lens; it's even hard to hide your fingers from it when holding the camera!
Summary: I have a lot of Micro Four Thirds lenses, but I wasn't willing to pay the very high price for the Panasonic wide angle rectilinear zoom. I thought this might be a passable alternative. What I didn't realize is this lens is, apart from being optically very good, a lot of fun to use. The fisheye effect is easy to abuse, but it's a blast to simply set the lens to hyperfocal and then go out to see what you get.