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#1 lou f

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:25 AM

http://www.dpreview....nic8preview.asp

http://www.dpreview....a8mmFisheye.asp

#2 michaeltsantos

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:41 AM

Looks like a great lens! But, at almost $1,000! WTF!

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:07 AM

http://www.dpreview....nic8preview.asp

http://www.dpreview....a8mmFisheye.asp

Yeah, it looks nice and I do like the rear filter feature (magic filter anyone?) and the small size. But, it is almost twice the price of the more versatile Tokina 10-17 mm FE (180 - 75 deg.) which is also very small.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

As far as I have seen, no suggested retail price has been released in the U.S. I have heard 729 pounds as a suggested list price in the UK, but have no idea if that is valid. No one pays MSRP anyway, do they? Amazon is listing it as a pre-order for $799.00, so they must feel confident it will sell for that or less.

I am guessing $749.00 as a street price and if you can wait a few months it will be available for closer to $700.00 Still not cheap, but not out of the normal range for camera-brand FE lenses. I don't believe all the hand wringing I have seen about it being a "$1000.00 lens" is warranted just yet. Of course, I could be absolutely wrong in my guess.

The Tokina 10-17 is a better price, but you would need a bit of duct tape in order to mount it on a micro four thirds camera. I doubt image quality would be adequate.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

The Tokina 10-17 is a better price, but you would need a bit of duct tape in order to mount it on a micro four thirds camera. I doubt image quality would be adequate.


No duct tape required; use a pany 4/3 to Nikkor adapter. I think the wide end would be about 95 deg. FoV; not very wide. What I wanted to infer is the 10-17 on a small Nikon or Canon body might be a better choice.
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