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Old Feb 14, 2016, 2:35 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting this lens. Has anyone used it? I realize its application is super specialized, but I think it would be a lot of fun for all the outdoors stuff I do and city photography that I would like to do more of. I'm also not so sure of the 7-14 and its tendencies for flare.

Here is my current lineup:

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Old Feb 14, 2016, 4:19 PM   #2
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I had the 8mm fish eye a few years ago with my 4/3 system and it was a nice lens but I get bored very fast because the distortion is too strong specially in city scapes.

If you don't mind to have the distortion on your pictures is a great lens otherwise the 7-14mm I think is a more versatile option for different kind of subjects.

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Old Feb 14, 2016, 5:46 PM   #3
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I'm thinking of getting this lens. Has anyone used it? I realize its application is super specialized, but I think it would be a lot of fun for all the outdoors stuff I do and city photography that I would like to do more of. I'm also not so sure of the 7-14 and its tendencies for flare.

Here is my current lineup:

12-40 2.8
25 panasonic 1.4
70 mm 1.8
Haven't used either, but lots of people really like the rokinon one--which although not as bright, is smaller and cheaper and just as sharp. Might be something to try out without making quite the investment.
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Old Feb 14, 2016, 7:03 PM   #4
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I'm thinking of getting this lens. Has anyone used it? I realize its application is super specialized, but I think it would be a lot of fun for all the outdoors stuff I do and city photography that I would like to do more of. I'm also not so sure of the 7-14 and its tendencies for flare.

Here is my current lineup:

12-40 2.8
25 panasonic 1.4
70 mm 1.8
I assume you mean the 8mm f1.8 PRO fisheye as opposed to the 9mm f8.0 fisheye bodycaplens?

All I've seen say it's a special piece of glass but as others have mentioned you'll have to really be okay with the fisheye effect.

What's your main reason? I could see this being an excellent lens for astro-night-scapes but not sure the speed is warranted otherwise unless you plan to do ultra close action (like skateboarding or snowboarding). DPreview did do a hands on video review of the 8mm with the 7-14mm by a guy who does skate and rock band photography, you may want to check it out.

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Haven't used either, but lots of people really like the rokinon one--which although not as bright, is smaller and cheaper and just as sharp. Might be something to try out without making quite the investment.
I know folob has made some very interesting shots with the Rokinon fisheye, not my cup of tea but certainly a sharp perspective.
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