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My 16 year old daughter is using my Digilux 3

She's forever going on about fisheye lenses.

Now that she wants to do an A level in photography,

does anyone out there have any advice that isn't going to cost me the earth.

I've looked at the Olympus Zuiko ED 8mm but it's simply too expensive.

Thanks

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You might want to do what I did back in my Nikon days: I rented a fisheye lens and took all the pictures that I'd ever want to take with it in one afternoon. Interesting, but pretty limited.

 

Bill Yowell

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Hi

 

Go for a trawl on eBay. Several years ago I bought a manual focus Sigma 8mm fisheye with a Pentax K mount. The lens and a K to 4/3 adapter cost little more than $100.00 with postage, US to Canada. I regularly use the lens on my 4/3 bodies, usually an E30. The results are fine. Remember, with a lens like that, the fisheye look and not absolute resolution or sharpness is the goal. Also,the Russian/former Soviet Peleng is a great and cheap 8mm I had one that I used on my E300 4/3 body and regret having sold it. Yes, considering the cheap'o options and the fact that auto-focus is pretty much meaningless on an 8mm lens, the Olympus AF 8mm Zuiko is too expensive.

 

Best regards,

 

Sam

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They make a fisheye version. Perhaps a good holiday stocking stuffer.

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