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Greg Chappell Mar 11, 2018 7:02 PM

8mm Fisheye Fun at the Travis AFB Museum Static Displays
In California visiting my daughter and the new grandson...

(mom, daughter, grandson, with the 25mm f1.2 M. Zuiko)...

and I tried out the 8mm f1.8 Fisheye M. Zuiko with the static displays at the flight museum on Travis Air Force Base. A really fun, sharp lens. Not a replacement for the 7-14 M. Zuiko, but really unique and fun. If you level off the lens, much of the central region is well-corrected, with bowed-lines all around.

Greg Chappell Mar 11, 2018 9:22 PM

After running a couple of initial tests using the Photoshop plugin for Fisheye Hemi, this 8mm f1.8 FE could possibly substitute for some as a prime super-wide in some instances. The in-camera correction or that applied by DXO creates some soft edges, where this program keeps things sharp all the way out.


With Fisheye Hemi application applied..


Fisheye Hemi applied..

MarceloLI Mar 15, 2018 10:53 AM

Great pictures as always and congratulations on the new Grandson..!!


Greg Chappell Mar 15, 2018 2:14 PM

Thank you Marcelo!

zig-123 Mar 16, 2018 10:04 AM

Hi Greg,

Congrats on the arrival of your grandson!

The 8mm fisheye lens creates some very interesting results that seem to play tricks on the eyes.


Greg Chappell Mar 16, 2018 10:57 AM

Hi Zig! Thanks.

There are SO many ways you can process the 8mm Fisheye lenses. DXO Photo Lab processes by default with all the distortion processed out, so you have to either:

1. Leave it that way, or,
2. Uncheck the Distortion correction box and leave it in full fisheye, or...
3. You can leave the distortion correction turned on and adjust the % correction bar below the box in any increment between 1-100% to taste, or(!)...
4. I can open the full fisheye JPEG from DXO up in Photoshop and apply the Fisheye Hemi plug-in filter.

Being able to preview the corrected image in-camera after the latest firmware update before taking the shot makes it easy to see if the resulting view works well corrected or not.

boBBrennan Mar 16, 2018 11:05 PM

......WOW! Congratulations, grandsons are fun, I've 3 plus a great, so 4..

We have a new great granddaughter @ 2-months. Our 1st grandson, Zachary - the firefighter, 1st child. Babies everywhere, great that you and your mom got to CA for a visit.

The 8mm photos are great too and as Zig said, quite interesting. Good to hear from you.

HarjTT Mar 18, 2018 4:27 PM

Greg ,

Congrats on the grandson and that's a fab looking pic of him! The pics from the 8mm look great too ...


TG Mar 31, 2018 6:15 PM

Congratulations on the grandson Greg, interesting shots with the fisheye and the different methods of post processing them.

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