Olympus Zuiko Digital Fisheye Lens

Olympus has introduced a new Zuiko digital lens compatible with the E-1 and E-300.

Olympus has introduced a new Zuiko digital lens compatible with the E-1 and E-300. The Zuiko Digital ED 8mm 1:3:5 Fisheye lens offers a diagonal 180 angle of view suitable for photographing panoramas and it can produce macro photographs from as close as 2cm. Chromatic aberration is kept to a minimum thanks to an ED element, while a special coating helps reduce the effects of flare and ghosting. Images have a natural background blurring, due to the circular aperture diaphragm. The dust and water-resistant lens is compatible with the optional PPO-E04 underwater lens port, enabling photographs to be taken underwater. The Zuiko Digital Fisheye lens will be available in January 2006, with the price to be confirmed nearer the time. For more details on the Olympue E-system head to www.olympus.co.uk or call 0800 072 0070.