The Rokinon 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fisheye Lens for Micro 4/3 cameras is a manual focus prime lens that offers an exceptionally wide angle of view of up to 180 degrees diagonally on M43 cameras. As well as landscapes, group shots, interiors and distinctive-looking portraits, fisheye lenses also have various scientific applications.
Rokinon 7.5mm Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens (Micro Four Thirds)
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|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||FourThirds|
|Focal length||8 mm|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Minimum focus||0.09 m (3.54″)|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||197 g (0.43 lb)|
|Diameter||60 mm (2.36″)|
|Length||48 mm (1.9″)|
|Filter notes||Filters cannot be attached to this lens|
|Hood product code||Built-in petal-type hood|
Extreme angles for a decent price
For a lens which I don't use very often, I was not going to fork out the amount of money, Panasonic wants for their MFT fisheye lens. I thought I'd try the Rokinon and was pleasantly surprised! Small, solid build, pretty good and consistent sharpness across the frame around f4-f5.6. Manual focussing only but since depth of field is so good and newer MFT bodies offer focus peaking, I find it easy to focus. In most cases I simply preset aperture to f5.6 and pre-focus and it works great for ...
Learning to use it, but it is a fun lens!