Pro-optic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye

posted on 19th of october, 2010

Here is my first image approved with a new lens, the Pro-optic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye. It is a remarkable lens in a few regards:

1. Price. At $250 this lens is almost as cheap as the nifty fifty, yet adds a view to your kit that is impossible to achieve otherwise.
2. Solid build. Surprisingly, it is well built. Nothing wobbles.
3. Manual controls. At first this seems a shame, but with a fisheye you really can't focus by eye anyways - just a quick glance at the distance scale and you are in business. The manual aperture means that you may be shooting stopping down (less light in the viewfinder), but with easy focusing or live view this isn't as big a deal. The manual controls are a big plus for me, as I can swap it onto my micro...

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Comments (11)

Posted by Bradcalkins on March 19, 2011
A recent upload with this lens:
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 01, 2010
I love this kind of perspective, I think it's very creative, I plan to buy a nice 12 24! Hello!
Posted by Tan510jomast on October 29, 2010
looks like you're getting some fine lens to play with. lucky you.

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