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Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 ED Fisheye Lens for Lumix G Micro Four Thirds Digital Cameras


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  • 8mm / F3.5 offers a diagonal angle of view of 180 degrees for both photos and HD movies; equivalent to 16mm on a full-frame camera
  • Ten lenses in nine groups; adoption of an ED lens achieves a stable descriptive performance from close-up to infinity
  • Closest focusing distance is as short as 0.1m; inner focus system enables a long working distance
  • Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings
  • Compatible with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds format digital cameras

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Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic H-F008 8 mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds H-F008 Lenses & Filters

From the Manufacturer

The Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 lens (H-F008) is a 35mm camera equivalent 16mm lens, and the world’s smallest and lightest* digital interchangeable fisheye lens compatible with the Lumix G Series, DSL Micro (DSLM) cameras.

Featuring a 180-degree diagonal angle view, the Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 lens offers a distinctive perspective and unique deformation effect, creating a creative view for both photos and video. Additionally, its compact size can be attributed to its ten lenses in nine groups, which takes advantage of the Micro Four Thirds system standard to achieve dramatic downsizing.

The adoption of an ED (Extra-low dispersion glass) lens achieves a stable, descriptive performance at all distances, to minimize chromatic aberration and distortion. The Lumix G Fisheye 8mm lens has the ability to capture extreme close-ups from far away, due in part to its advanced inner focus system.

The H-F008, Fisheye 8mm lens allows for use of the high-speed and accurate contrast AF system when mounted on the Panasonic Lumix G Series DSLM cameras, for more comfortable and enjoyable shooting. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The inclusion of a stepping motor allows for smooth and silent focusing in both photo and movie recording modes.
*For a digital interchangeable fisheye lens as of June 1, 2010.

Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 lens: Lens Diagram

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Technical Specifications
  • Lens Construction: 10 elements in 9 groups (1 ED lens)
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: No
  • Focal Length: f=8mm (35mm camera equivalent 16mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Aperture: F3.5
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.1m / 0.33ft
  • Maximum Magnification: Approx. 0.20x / 0.40x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 180°
  • Projection System: Equisolid angle projection system
  • Filter Size Front: Mounting not possible / Rear : Sheet filter holder 22mm / 0.86in x 22mm / 0.86in
  • Max. Diameter: f60.7mm / 2.39in
  • Overall Length: Approx. 51.7mm / 2.04in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
  • Weight: Approx. 165g / 5.82oz
Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 lens: MTF Chart

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 52 x 61 x 2.4 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003O868UG
  • Item model number: 8mm Fisheye
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2010

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: 8mm Fisheye
  • Lens Type: Prime lens
  • Minimum focal length: 8 mm
  • Maximum focal length: 8 mm
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Lens Type Prime lens Zoom lens Zoom lens Prime lens
Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility FourThirds FourThirds FourThirds FourThirds
Maximum Aperture Range F3.5 F4.0 F4.0 - F5.6 F2.5
Minimum Aperture 22 22 22 22
Photo Filter Thread Size Information not provided Information not provided 52 mm 46 mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.1 meters 0.25 meters 0.25 meters 0.18 meters
Weight 0.4 pounds 0.7 pounds 0.3 pounds 0.1 pounds
Dimension 52.0 x 61.0 x 2.4 inches 3.0 x 3.5 x 3.0 inches Information not provided 21.0 x 56.0 x 0.8 inches
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All in all I am very happy with this lens.
Jeff
This software can give a look, that I grew to love, similar to a swing lens camera such as the Widelux (which I also had years of experience with).
Gary Wilson
The other thing to note is that the distortion can be fixed in post.
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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful By shuTTL3bus TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 1, 2010
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This is a great lens but also a niche lens. The construction on this lens is first rate. It is a lot like the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Micro Four Thirds Lens for Panasonic Digital SLR Cameras. The lens is extremely small and light for a fisheye lens. Panasonic claims it is the smallest in the world.

This lens is really good for an incredibly wide field of view and for the neat distorted look that gives the lens it name-- fish eye.

There are 3 types of wide angle lenses:

Panasonic Ultra Wide Angle Rectilinear 7-14mm- 114 deg
Panasonic Diagonal Fisheye 8mm -180 deg
Circular Fisheye - 180 deg

The Rectilinear lens while still having some barrel distortion, basically tries to remove it as much as possible to portray the image in a square or true to life fashion. However, by removing the distortion, the field of view is decreased. As listed above the Panasonic 7mm lens gives 114 deg field of view.

The 8mm `diagonal' fisheye give a 180 deg field of view despite being 1mm longer. It does this by allowing for massive barrel distortion. Basically, the only straight lines that will be straight pass through the center of the lens. The `diagonal' fisheye utilizes the entire rectangle of the frame. Whereas, the `circular' fisheye has a circle picture with the corners being black from being completely underexposed. This Panasonic 8mm is a `diagonal' fisheye which I personally prefer.

The reason this is a niche lens is that while the effect is cool, it will start to get old very quickly if used over and over again. It would be nice for shooting weddings but only for 2 or 3 photos.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Gary Wilson on March 23, 2011
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All the caveats in the other reviews regarding the unique interpretation of this type of lens are applicable. I also own such lenses for my Nikon, Canon and Pentax camera systems. I started with the 35mm fisheye for the Pentax 67 system and have used them extensively over the decades. I've even travelled to Europe and on one occasion, where my Canon 15mm fisheye was the only optic along for the ride. With the various software applications to alter the geometry of capture, the fisheye becomes one of the most expressive lens types imaginable. My favorite such software is Image Trend's Fisheye Hemi. This software can give a look, that I grew to love, similar to a swing lens camera such as the Widelux (which I also had years of experience with).

The Panasonic 8mm has a remarkable close focus capability which I am planning to make low angle macro like floral shots with. In conjunction with the system's rotatable LCD the kit affords low level access for some extraordinary imagery. This lens is very sharp and is proportionally sized to the growing number of cameras within the micro 4/3 system.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on November 9, 2011
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This Panasonic lens is a diagonal fisheye lens which is more useful that a circular fisheye IMHO and is also nice and sharp. It will produce a fair amount of distortion toward the edges and of objects near the camera. Camera orientation is something you need to be mindful of when using this lens. A great lens for interior shots, which I have used for photographing boat interiors with much success. It is lightweight and compact but be careful not to bump the front element as is is fairly exposed. All in all I am very happy with this lens.
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