Eddy_Current's reviews

  • Olympus 9mm f/8 BCL-0980 Fisheye Body Cap Lens

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Small, cheap, light, huge d.o.f., surprisingly sharp and contrasty for a "toy", good flare control, great for video, enormous fun.
    Softness and CA at edges, slow.

    This lens was made for video - it turns your MFT camera into the optical equivalent of a GoPro. It has the same field of view as a GoPro and the same depth of field. Having said that, it's a proper lens - it has 5 elements and modern coatings - and it takes pretty decent stills as well. It isn't quite as sharp as a Samyang 7.5mm, the nearest equivalent that I've tried, but who would quibble at this price? The only drawback is that it isn't waterproof. Buy one and have some fun!

    reviewed June 14th, 2017 (purchased for $99)