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Old Jun 30, 2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hi,
Today I bought this lens, for a very low price, with the intention of dismembering it and using the front element as a fish-eye. I read a DIY that said this will work on some lenses. (I don't have an Olympus camera that it will fit.)
But before I do this, I thought I would ask the experts if this is a viable plan. (No point in destroying a perfectly good lens, if it won't serve my purpose.)
.... john
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Old Jul 1, 2018, 5:49 PM   #2
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G'day John

2 answers here ...
a) if you never give it a try, you'll never know whether it works, and
b) my gut reaction is that there's easier ways to achieve a fisheye effect

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Old Jul 1, 2018, 10:11 PM   #3
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Hi Phil,
You're probably right ..... on both counts. I'll wait a few days, then give it a try.
Thanks,
...... john
P.S. I made a fish-eye from scrap lenses, but, I can always do better;-).
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Old Jul 2, 2018, 5:48 PM   #4
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Hi again Phil,
Well, the answer is NO. The front element, nor any others, as far as I can see, can be used as a fish-eye lens.
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