Friday, November 11, 2016

Test shots with Olympus 9 mm fisheye lens cap lens and review

Quick review of  the Olympus 9 mm f/8 fisheye lens cap. I'm really happy so far!
1/50s ISO 4000
Calling this a Lens Cap is a total misnomer. That's just like the Japanese to be so low key.
Not to (conversely) overstate matters, but this is truly a fantastic little lens that is easy to use and consistently get great wide angle shots. I don't notice the fisheye effect that much and I am really finding this fun to use - you can be a beginner and have a lot of success with this Olympus mount!
Lethbridge Cenotaph Nov. 11th, 2016 (1/200s ISO 200)
You can use 'focus peaking' or the Olympus 'focus zoom' tool but those settings are not needed most of the time, just set focus slightly below infinite and it's off to the races.
I have been using in lower light and pics have been coming out ok with the iso cranked up to compensate for the fixed f8 setting and my lack of tripod.

In contrast to an Opteka 6.5 mm fisheye lens I also got recently (that cost twice as much),  the Olympus 9 mm fisheye is much easier to successfully shoot in focus, although for really skilled photographers there may be a slight decrease in sharpness versus a more expensive lens. For the cost and the size the Olymus 9 mm cannot be beat! $125 CDN from London Drugs.

One minor drawback - the lens doesn't stay closed, I am planning on building a cover to protect the 'lens cap'.

I have been using with my OMD em10 mostly in manual (M) mode or automatic (Iauto) mode.

Photos are sharp and snappy. This is a lens that I can see  myself see using quite a bit - it's so small and easy to carry around.

Photos hosted here (on google photos)..

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