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Zuiko 1635


Hi Neil,

"...Just to let you know that I now have a Zuiko 16mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens, so I no longer need one..."

I saw your note in the second hand section. How do you like the lens so far? What are the pros and cons of it?


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Hi Dirk,

I've owned one in the past as well, so I'm reasonably familiar with it. So, even though I haven't yet had time to get prints back, I can tell you from previous experience that it's a nice lens. I was surprised just how sharp it is, it's impressive. There is some slight vignetting at f/3.5, but this is not surprising. From f/5.6 it seemed to be perfect if I remember it right! It has a yellow and orange filter built in for all you B&W shooters, and it is incredibly compact - even smaller than my Zuiko 21/3.5! I don't have the 40/2, but I'd guess that the fisheye would be a little bigger than that. Overall, it's up to the standard of the OM line IMO. If you can afford one, grab it!

Neil >