Re: [PanoToolsNG] Olympus PEN E-PL1 & ZUIKO DIGITAL 8mm
- The Zuiko ED 8mm was my first (still only) fisheye lens, and I was not happy
with it in the beginning due to purple fringing that I had never had to deal
with when using wide angle lenses. But comparing the images from Zuiko 8mm
to many other fisheye lenses, I think it is safe to say that it is quite a
bit better than the other lenses, and with less purple fringing and a LOT
less Chromatic Aberration (almost non existing). So my initial
disappointment was simply based on no experience with fisheye lenses. Today
I am quite happy with it, and can recommend it to others.
I had hoped for as few as 5+1 images for a sphere... it is absolutely
possible, but a better result is 6+1 and an even better result (most purple
fringing eliminated) is had by shooting 6+6.
I might have been interested in the E-PL1 + micro 4/3rds 8mm fisheye that is
expected soon, but only recently I got me a E3, and that camera is the first
ever to fit like a glove in my hands. Perfect size and feel and quality....
so my interest in a E-PL1 setup has evaporated.... at least when it comes to
my needs/wishes. I will most likely buy a Samyang 8mm lens for the 4/3
systems (expected on the market now in March)... pretty sure it's far from
the Zuiko quality, but it has good price vs. quality ratio, and would be
fine for most realestate jobs... also less of a loss if it is stolen or
Hopefully this helps in some way.
2010/3/7 Bjørn K Nilssen <bk@...>
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> If you can wait a little Panasonic will be releasing a micro 4/3s 8mm
> fisheye sometime
> this year:
> But I'm sure the Zuiko fisheye works fine too.
> Trausti is using it, so he'll probably fill in with some experience?
> Bjørn K Nilssen - http://bknilssen.no - panoramas and 3D