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Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Lens Rumored for This Summer

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Olympus is rumored to announce an 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens this spring. The MFT lens is expected to be available on the market by the end of this summer.

According to previous rumors, the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses for Micro Four Thirds system cameras are scheduled sometime by the end of 2015.

Now the rumor mill in talks of a possible fisheye lens  which the focal length will be 8mm, while the maximum aperture is said to be f/1.8. The lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 16mm focal length.

Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Lens Rumored To Be Announced Soon


Olympus has the 8mm fisheye lens with an f/3.5 version for Micro Four Thirds system.

Olympus currently have an 8mm fisheye lens in its mft lend lineup. This lens provides a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and selling for a price around $590.

The rumored Olympus 8mm f/1.8 will be released for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors by the end of summer 2015. No specs or price information at the moment. Stay tuned for more information.

via  43rumors