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Fisheye correction

OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO • F2.3 • 1/60 • ISO 320

I'm thrilled with this lens. From the very first time I used it, I was delighted with the way it changed my approach to photography. I used this lens in various situations: cities, landscapes and concerts, and it always proved to be an outstanding ally, especially in a creative sense.
I don’t want to write about the technical side of this lens, nor about how such a small lens is ideally made. I will try to write about how much it moves borders and makes you creative.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO • F1.8 • 1/60 • ISO 320

I always work with raw format and I did not use so much of the correction option in the camera itself (newest software update), or in the Olympus Viewer 3 program. However, this time I tried these corrections and both (the build-in software and Olympus Viewer 3) worked perfectly.
But I’m also enjoying the creative curvature of this lens. The angles and positions that reveal where this curvature is bigger and where it is smaller contribute to making the picture look more interesting. This gives me so many opportunities to experiment with this lens. I was astonished when I became aware of how much is in focus in the photo, and again with a bit of playing around, it is easy to get amazing bokeh.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO • F1.8 • 1/30 • ISO 64

We all know how great and reliable Olympus PRO lenses are, so I prefer not to talk about it too much, but the autofocus on this lens is flawless. Fast, sharp and reliable!
When we talk about corrections, the results I achieved with the help of the Olympus Viewer 3 program were astonishing. With a photo that I already really liked, using correction simply gave it a whole new dimension. I do not care about the technical side of corrections and how accurate corrections are (or are not); that's simply not my thing. I'm interested in this new experience of that same picture, and what a fantastic job correction has done.
Of course fisheye and correction are not ideal option if you have people in photography. However, if you are engaged in cityscape or landscape photography and love artful moments in your photos, you will not be disappointed.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO • F1.8 • 1/60 • ISO 200

Once you have this lens in your hands, and feel its compactness and firmness; when you shoot the first photo and become aware of the width, sharpness and bokeh, you will feel a craving inside because this lens simply makes you want to use it.

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