Olympus Announces the New 7-14mm f2.8 and 8mm f1.8 Fisheye Lenses

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8

Today, Olympus is officially announcing their 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens along with their 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Both lenses are tailored to the higher end user and so they also have weather sealing which is fully complete when using the higher end Olympus OMD products.

We knew about these lenses, saw them, and spent significant amounts of time with the a while ago. Tomorrow, we will have our first impressions posts with both lenses. But in the mean time, the tech specs are after the jump.

Want them? The 7-14mm f2.8 will go for $1,299 while the 8mm f1.8 fisheye will go for $999.00.

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8

7-14mm f2.8 side

 

Performance
Focal Length 7 – 14mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 14 – 28 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 114° – 75°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87″ (20 cm)
Magnification 0.11x
Elements/Groups 14/11
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.11 x 4.17″ (78.9 x 105.8 mm)
Weight 1.17 lb (534 g)

Olympus 8mm f1.8

Olympus 8mm f1.8

 

Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.72″ (12 cm)
Magnification 0.2x
Elements/Groups 17/15
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.44 x 3.15″ (62 x 80 mm)
Weight 11.11 oz (315 g)