After my post about an inexpensive way to add a Fisheye lens to your camera bag arsenal, I was contacted by some really nice folks at Olympus Canada who offered to let me try out a real fisheye lens which costs a little more than what I paid for my lens adapter (okay maybe a lot more). They also loaned me some other nice gear to go with the E-520 DSLR camera body they sent to use with the fisheye lens since it’s not compatible with my Nikon gear. Can you say Christmas in August?
I already don’t want to give it back…I’m loving this 8mm Fisheye lens!
Here’s a (not so) small taste of what I’ve done with it in the slightly more than 24 hours that I’ve had it:
You can check out the rest of the photos I’ve taken with the Olympus gear on Flickr. I’ve only barely touched the camera settings at this point (haven’t even cracked the manual)…been having too much fun with the fisheye. The fireworks weren’t a planned trip so I didn’t even have a tripod with me but the photos still turned out pretty cool…it’s all going to make going back to my Nikon gear very difficult!