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Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens Review By David Thorpe

David Thorpe has been putting the Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens to the test, which is designed for Micro Four Thirds Systems. Find out what he thinks about this reasonably priced lens in his latest video review.

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Meike recently introduced a new 3.5mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras and MFT fan, David Thorpe, has been putting it to the test. 

The new circular fisheye lens features a 220-degree field of view, weighs only 190g and is quite light on the price, too, coming in at around £130. Plus, as it's designed for MFT lenses specifically, and not APS-C cameras, the circular image that's produced won't be clipped so you'll get a much better-looking image overall. 

Meike 3.5mm f/2.8

 

As well as producing a pleasing full circular image, the Meike 3.5mm f/2.8 lens gives you good build quality and manual controls - no electronics or help with focusing here. Having said that, David says focusing is surprisingly easy. 

Image quality is as impressive as the build quality with sharp centres and edges which are equally as good but you do have to check the frame to make sure your fingers aren't in the shot. You also have to realise that the images produced don't reflect reality (as an image captured with a rectangular fish-eye can) as you'll be able to see your house, as well as your neighbour's house across the road in one shot. David says it's not a lens you will use every day but it is a great lens for getting a fresh perspective on things. 

To see more of David's reviews, take a look at his YouTube channel.

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