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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/3.5 35mm Primes

4.75 star rating
                      4.75 / 5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $709.00

  • MPN261010
    Product ID28413975
    Weight17.11 oz
    Length3.03 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance5.31 in
    Diameter3.11 in
    Camera FormatDigital SLR
    Min Aperturef/22
    Picture Angle180 degrees
    Focal Length8mm
    Groups / Elements10 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades7 Blades
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5
    Designed for Digital CameraYes

Product Description

Designed for digital photography, this full frame 8mm fisheye lets you view and compose dramatic ultra wide-angle "fisheye" images of 180 degrees for dramatic photos with edge-to-edge sharpness. These results are further enhanced due to ED lens elements that minimize chromatic aberrations, a circular aperture diaphragm for natural-looking background blur, and multi-coating to reduce flaring and ghosting. The dust- and splash-resistant design lets you shoot no matter the weather.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by picturetaker1239 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2006

Strengths:    Very Fishy
No Vignetting
No Colour Distortion
Cool effect
first 4/3 fisheye to hit the market.
comes in a nice little bag for you too!

Weaknesses:    heavy and rather large.
lots of glass to keep clean
not such a fast lens.at 3.5f

not threaded to add any filters to. so if a skate smashes up your lens, you better have insurance.

Bottom Line:   
The lens is the first real fisheye from olympus for the new four thirds system. its a very fun lens. and for skateboard photography its very versitile. Along with its close focus range (2 cm) it doubles as a nice macro. The lens is very fishy with no vignetting or color distortion. good glass and splashproof coating help this lens alot.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   fisheye adapters
kenko stuff.

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Warren a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2006

Strengths:    Sharpness, contrast, edge sharpness, compactness, not too pricey.

Weaknesses:    A little pricey for a little used lens, the front lens element is exposed as in all fisheyes.

Bottom Line:   
If you like fisheyes, this is the one for you. I used to love my Zuiko 16mm and this is better in terms of sharpness, edge sharpness and contrast. In addition it focuses closer than the 16mm did. Although I miss the viewfinder of the old OM series, at least I don't really have to focus this lens.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $799.00

Purchased At:   cai camera

Similar Products Used:   Zuiko 16mm fisheye, Arsat 30mm fisheye, Spiratone fisheye adapter

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by xato a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2006

Strengths:    Very sharp and contrast. I love the ability to do close-ups as well. When you are backed up against a canyon wall in a slot canyon, or back to a precipice, or are in a smallish space, there's no other solution than this fisheye (or maybe the 7-14mm which I don't have yet).

Weaknesses:    Not much protection for the protruding front lens element. A little pricey for a lens that's not used too much but see above.

Bottom Line:   
I had always like my Zuiko 16mm and always found situations where I could use this specialized lens and put off buying into the 4/3 system until I found out about this 8mm. With either lens I found that you can avoid obvious distortions by placing the horzontals and verticals smack in the middle of your photo. Uhhh. I forgot what price I paid for the thing so the price above may not be accurate.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $799.00

Purchased At:   Cai, Buena Park

Similar Products Used:   Zuiko 16mm fisheye, Soligor 12x fisheye attachment, Arsat 30mm fisheye for med. format.

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zuikoku a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2006

Strengths:    * Very sharp !
* Build quality
* Weathersealed
* Nice color reproduction

Weaknesses:    More expensive than other brand (but worth for every penny you pay ! )

Bottom Line:   
The first full frame fisheye lens for 4/3 system.
My first impression when opened the box is : A great build quality comparing with other brand Fisheye lens (such Canon EF 15 mm f/2.8 or Nikkor DX 10.5 mm). Heavier but sturdy and very comfort to hold

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Jakarta

Similar Products Used:   ZD 14-54 mm f/2.8-3.5
ZD 14-45 mm f/3.5-5.6
ZD 50-200 mm f/

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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