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Old Oct 3, 2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Thought this was a good buy if someone is looking for a WA fixed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-16mm-f-...-/230661888233
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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It is a very good lens, but only works on Sony NEX mirrorless models.

Only time will tell if the two companies will ever share products like Olympus and Panasonic do. Any Olympus lens would have to be re-designed to work on Sony NEX models since Sony uses the wider format aps-c sensor, so it's not like Olympus could just take one of their current lenses and change the mount for Sony. Olympus micro lenses are designed to cover the more square and smaller 4/3rd's sensor, so I do not believe they would create a large enough image circle to cover the aps-c format.
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Excellent information to know Greg, thanks for sharing. Cross that one off my list.
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FYI, in the early days of FourThirds I came across a Sigma 15mm fisheye, but in trying it I found it significantly LESS WIDE then my 14-42mn at 14mm.

IOW, a total waste of money.
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The word "15mm" is the catch. Just because it's a fisheye lens it does not necessarily mean it is extremely wide. The image looks distorted because of the curvature of the lens but it's still a 15mm so yes, your 14mm will look wider. If you want to go really wide, look for fisheye lenses that are 8mm or less. I have a Rokinon 7.5mm for m4/3, which I find it to be excellent. It's MF but you pretty much set the lens close to infinity and just fire away.
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