Secaucus, NJ—Panasonic is touting its new Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 lens, the H-F008, as “the world’s smallest and lightest digital interchangeable fisheye lens compatible with the Lumix G-series, DSL Micro (DSLM) cameras.
The 35mm-equivalent 16mm lens features a 180-degree diagonal angle view, with a “distinctive perspective and unique deformation effect,” for both photos and video. Its compact size can be attributed to its 10 lenses in nine groups, which takes advantage of the Micro Four Thirds system standard to achieve downsizing.
“The addition of this lightweight Lumix fisheye lens gives photographers of all levels the ability to enjoy a range of photo-taking possibilities and expand their creativity,” said Darin Pepple, senior product manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics. “This lens is not only extremely compact, making it easy to carry, but it allows for photos and videos to be made both up close and from far away—while capturing truly creative images.”
The H-F008 Fisheye 8mm lens is engineered for use with the high-speed contrast AF system of the Panasonic Lumix G-series DSLM cameras. Other features include: an inner focus system; seven blades that give the aperture a rounded shape to produce a smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings; an ED (Extra-low dispersion glass) lens to help minimize chromatic aberration and distortion; and a stepping motor for silent focusing in photo and movie recording modes. panasonic.com