Pinholes and Fisheyes Primes

Lenses for mFT-cameras...

Updated January 4th 2017
©Jouko Lehto

Pinholes

The most simple and classic objectives...You can't blame the glass, because there is none - except the protective filter in some cases. F-stops being tiny or even smaller, everything is in focus - more or less. Usually not for hand held shots. Used usually for artistic landscapes and other experimental works. If you want to find a new approach for photography, this may do the trick - and not cost too much.

LENS MANU-FACTURER AND TYPE
FOCAL LENGHT mm
MOUNT (FT / mFT)
MAX APER-TURE (F/T)
FOV, degrees
MIN FOCUS m
MAX  IMAGE MAGNI-FICATION
MACRO (x)
FOCUS TYPE (AF/MF/ OTHER)
Electonic contacts for EXIF and APERTURE
LENSES/ GROUPS
FILTER SIZE mm
DIMEN- SIONS mm
WEIGHT g
SLR Magic Pinhole Lens

12
mFT
75
FIXED
NO
1/1
none
Skink Pinhole Pancake  0.180 mm

16
mFT
F90
70
FIXED
NO
NONE
46
Skink Pinhole Pancake The Zone Plate "medium glow" 0.189mm

18
mFT
F39
65
FIXED
NO
NONE
46
Skink Pinhole Pancake 0.190mm

18
mFT
F95
65
FIXED
NO
NONE
Skink Pinhole The Zone Sieve "impressionist"

18
mFT
F66
65
FIXED
NO
NONE
CAMERA- PORT Pinhole body cap 0.185mm

mFT
F104
FIXED
NO
NONE

Fisheyes

Street view from Crete. From older machines:
Olympus E330 + OM-Zuiko 8mm f2.8 @ F5.6. © Jouko Lehto
Another different way to shoot. First designed for scientific and architectural photography these lenses were soon adopted  to experimental and artistic photography. Now, the virtual reality workflow is becoming a new area for these special lenses. The very first fisheyes were large, heavy, expensive and rare. Now we have Lensbabies, Samyangs and Body Cap lenses...

I'm not sure if the image circle of some full circle fisheyes mentioned here (Lensaby, Yasuhara) is small enough for mFT-sensor. If it is, the image will be a full round circle in the middle of the frame. If not, the circle is more or less cut from the top and bottom, like in the Entaniya 250 MFT 3.6 lens. The other Entaniya's are full circle, but have some restrictions with the camera bodies they can be fitted to. On the other hand, people interested in circular fisheyes could also take a look at Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 CFE - it is not available with mFT- mount (as far as I know), but various mounts can be adapted to mFT.

The "full frame" fisheyes work fine. They have the barrel distortion - other ways they were not fisheyes. Some have more, some less vignetting. Check the reviews, which one is for you. And when shooting, check your toes and fingers, if they are in the photo. With the 250deg lenses that can be hard to avoid...


The m.Zuiko 8mm f1.8 will be a very interesting option for those who want a low light-lens... It's not the cheapest version anyway.

Discontinued models in red.

Manufacturer AND TYPE
FOCAL LENGHT mm
MOUNT (FT / mFT)
MAX APER-TURE (F/T)
FOV, degrees
MIN FOCUS  m
MAX  IMAGE MAGNI-FICA-TION
MACRO (x)
FOCUS TYPE (AF/MF/ OTHER)
Electonic contacts for EXIF and APER-TURE
LENSES/ GROUPS
FILTER SIZE, mm
DIMEN-SIONS, mm
WEIGHT g
Entaniya Fisheye 250 MFT 2.3 Circular Fisheye 
2.3
mFT
F2.8
250
NO
18/12
120 x 114.5
1600
Entaniya Fisheye 250 MFT 3.0 Circular Fisheye 
3.0
mFT
F2.8
250
NO
18/12
120 x 109.7
1600
Entaniya Fisheye 250 MFT 3.6 Circular Fisheye 
3.6
mFT
F4.0
Horizontal 250/ Vertical 220
NO
18/12
120 x 108
1600
LENSBABY 5.8mm 185° Circular Fisheye 
5.8
mFT
F3.5
185
0,01


MF
NO




Meike MK-6.5mm-F2.0
6.5
mFT
F2.0
190



MF
NO
6/5
none
61 X 51.5
300
YASUHARA Madoka 180 7,3mm f4 CIRCULAR FISHEYE
7.3
mFT
F4
180
0.1


MF
NO
7/6
none
61 X 43
200
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye Lens MFT
7.5
mFT
F3.5
180
0.09


MF
NO
9/7
none
48.3 x 60
197
Samyang 7.5 T3.8 Fisheye VDSLR / Cine lens
7.5
mFT
T3.8
180
0.09


MF
NO
9/7
none
48.3 x 60
195
OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO 
8
mFT
F1.8
180
 0.12


AF
YES
 17/15
 none
 62 x 80
315 
Meike MK-8mm f3.5 Fisheye
8
mFT
F3.5
0.10
MF
NO
11/8
none
X 77
440g
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye CS
8
FT
F3.5
140
0.3


MF
NO
10/7
none
 75 x 74.8 
435
OLYMPUS ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
8
FT
F3.5
180
0,135
0,22x

AF
YES
10/6
none
79 x 77
 485
PANASONIC LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm F3.5
8
mFT
F3.5
180
0,10
0,20X

AF
YES
10/9
rear 22mm
60.7 x 51.7
165
OLYMPUS Fisheye Body Cap Lens 9mm F8
9
mFT
F8
140
0,20
0,046

MF, STEPS
NO
5/4
none
13 x 56
30
Rokinon RMC 9mm f8 Fisheye lens
9
mFT
F8
168
0.30
MF
NO
4/4
none
64x64
113
Samyang F2.8 12mm ED AS NCS FISHEYE
12
FT, mFT
T3.1
97.3
0,20


MF
NO
12/8
none
97.5 X 77.3
520
Samyang 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens
12
FT, mFT
T3.1
97.3
0,20


MF
NO
12/8
none
99 x 81.6
575
LENSBABY 12 mm  Fisheye Optic
12
mFT
F4




MF
NO

none
49,2 x 49,2
156
LOMOGRAPHY Experimental Lens Kit FISHEYE

mFT
F8
160
0,05


MF
NO






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