Hands on with the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 and 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Lenses

Earlier today Olympus announced to new lenses (along with a limited edition Titanium OM-D E-M5 II and firmware update for both the OM-D E-M5 II and the E-M1). Photographer Mathieu Gasquet from the website mirrorlessons had a chance to play with both lenses and give his early impressions.

Olympus has two new fast ultra wide angle lenses from its pro line. The join a growing list of high quality lenses currently available for the micro 4/3 mount. Here are some details about the two lenses:

M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 Pro

  • Focal length: 7-14mm (14-28mm equivalent on a full frame sensor).
  • Aperture f/2.8-f/22.
  • Metal mount.
  • Construction – 14 elements in 11 groups (including 2 aspherical ED, 1 DSL, 1 aspherical, 3 super ED, 1 ED, 2 HR lenses).
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm.
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 20cm.
  • Max magnification: 1:9.
  • Length – 106mm.
  • Weight –  534 grams.
  • Price: $1300.

A faster ultra-wide – M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 Pro


Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro

  • Focal length: 8mm (16mm equivalent on a full frame sensor).
  • Aperture f/1.8-f/22.
  • Metal mount.
  • Construction – 17 elements in 15 groups (including 1 aspherical, 3 super ED, 2 ED, 1 super HR, 2 HR lenses).
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12cm.
  • Max magnification: 1:5.
  • Length – 80mm.
  • Weight –  314 grams.
  • Price: $1000.

The fastest fish eye around -M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro


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