Summary: I was in the market for a new fun Ultra Wide Angle lens for my recently growing Micro 4/3 system. Works extremely well on my Olympus OM-D with no chromatic aberrations that I can see and is sharp even at wide open. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone looking to increase their field of view options as a fisheye can provide a view unlike that of any other lens.
Yes, a manual fisheye for an EVF camera is a GOOD thing.
David B. Haynie, Amazon
4 December 2013
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: If you have always wanted a fisheye lens for your m 4/3 camera but didn't want to spend the big bucks for the Panasonic 8mm, this could be the lens for you. Don't let the lack of auto focus and automatic aperture control prevent you from buying this lens. It's pretty easy to use. You must use the lens in either manual or aperture priority mode and focus is very forgiving because of the large depth of field. Automatic and Program modes will not work with this lens.
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.