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Lumix 8mm Fisheye, just 165 grams!

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  • jrgen_schrader
    http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/lens/g_fisheye_8.html
    Message 1 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
    • Trausti Hraunfjord
      Comparing that to the 485 gram Zuiko 8mm... ... it is getting more and more interesting to try out the mirrorless systems. ... [Non-text portions of this
      Message 2 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
        Comparing that to the 485 gram Zuiko 8mm... ... it is getting more and more
        interesting to try out the mirrorless systems.

        On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:39 AM, jrgen_schrader <panorama@...>wrote:

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      • jrgen_schrader
        Yes, very tempting, indeed. If there wasn t a price tag with over 800 EUR just for the lens.
        Message 3 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
          Yes, very tempting, indeed.
          If there wasn't a price tag with over 800 EUR just for the lens.


          --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Trausti Hraunfjord <trausti.hraunfjord@...> wrote:
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          > Comparing that to the 485 gram Zuiko 8mm... ... it is getting more and more
          > interesting to try out the mirrorless systems.
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        • Ian Wood
          That lens and a GF1 come to less than 500g, and nice small dimensions as well. Ian
          Message 4 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
            That lens and a GF1 come to less than 500g, and nice small dimensions as well.

            Ian



            On 1 Jun 2010, at 10:09, "jrgen_schrader" <panorama@...> wrote:

            > Yes, very tempting, indeed.
            > If there wasn't a price tag with over 800 EUR just for the lens.
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            > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Trausti Hraunfjord <trausti.hraunfjord@...> wrote:
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            >> Comparing that to the 485 gram Zuiko 8mm... ... it is getting more and more
            >> interesting to try out the mirrorless systems.
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            >> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:39 AM, jrgen_schrader <panorama@...>wrote:
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          • robert
            Yes, it would seem to be perfect system for a pole, too bad they don t make a full frame 4/3 system since this fisheye is a 16mm equivent and that means 6
            Message 5 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
              Yes, it would seem to be perfect system for a pole, too bad they don't make a full frame "4/3" system since this fisheye is a 16mm equivent and that means 6 around. Not quite as wonderful for a pole system.

              Wonder how it might function if shaved and stuck on a Canon FF DSLR?

              For those of you that have jumped into 4/3 how are the remote control options?

              Regards,

              Robert
            • Robert C. Fisher
              ... The 4/3rds system is full frame since it s specs indicate a certain frame size. Since the frame size is a bit smaller than FF35 or APS-C To get coverage
              Message 6 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
                On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:14 AM, robert wrote:

                > Yes, it would seem to be perfect system for a pole, too bad they
                > don't make a full frame "4/3" system since this fisheye is a 16mm
                > equivent and that means 6 around. Not quite as wonderful for a pole
                > system.
                >

                The 4/3rds system is full frame since it's specs indicate a certain
                frame size. Since the frame size is a bit smaller than FF35 or APS-C
                To get coverage similar to an 8mm on either a FF35 or APS-C the lens
                needs to be 4-6mm.

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                > Wonder how it might function if shaved and stuck on a Canon FF DSLR?
                >

                Wouldn't work at all since the flange focal distance is really short.
                With micro 4/3 yo can use almost any lens on it due to the very short
                FFD and no mirror. Having such a short FFD and smaller frame is also
                how you can design very small lenses. Lenses for Leica range finders
                are 1/2 the size of Nikon/Canon lenses mainly due to the decreased FFD.

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                > For those of you that have jumped into 4/3 how are the remote
                > control options?
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                I have been looking into using either a GF-1 or GH-1 for a time lapse
                project and you can use almost any remote with the addition of some
                resistors. A small adapter cable would do the trick.

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                > Regards,
                >
                > Robert
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                Cheers
                Robert C. Fisher
                VR Photography / Cinematography
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              • John Riley
                ... I have an Olympus E-P2 (love it!) and it has the typical USB connector for a wired remote. I bought a wireless remote that has a receiver plugged into the
                Message 7 of 7 , Jun 1, 2010
                  On Jun 1, 2010, at 12:14 PM, robert wrote:

                  > For those of you that have jumped into 4/3 how are the remote control options?
                  >
                  > Regards,
                  >
                  > Robert



                  I have an Olympus E-P2 (love it!) and it has the typical USB connector for a wired remote. I bought a wireless remote that has a receiver plugged into the USB and it does everything the wired one can do.

                  The tiny micro 4/3 lenses are very nice to use. I have the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 and it is just amazing; the kit 14-42 that came with the camera is good and very compact. I am having a whole lot of fun using old Olympus Pen-F lenses. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the build and image quality of those lenses. So far, I have the 38mm, 100mm, 150mm, and 250mm Pen-F lenses. The 100mm is only about the size of a Snickers candy bar. I barely stopped myself from buying the Pen-F 400mm that sold recently on ebay for $1500. My wife said she would kill me in my sleep if I bought it 8-) I don't ' think she has any idea how many of the Pen-F lenses I have, especially since I have two each of the 250mm and 100mm. I may have a problem; is there a support group for obsessive lens collectors? If there is, I bet Luca Vascon is a founding member 8-)

                  BTW - I am going to be selling off all of my old Nikon and related pano gear; I will start a separate thread on that, however.

                  John

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