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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye

2 December 2015
Arkadiusz Olech

9. Ghosting and flares

Let’s remind here that the Olympus 1.8/8 features as many as 15 groups of elements so 30 air-to-glass surfaces to be covered. Even if the producer uses anti-reflection multi coatings of the highest quality, which lose about 0.3% of light on one surface, the losses of the whole instrument might reach almost 10%. Something must happen to that light too. Add to it a huge field of view and you might start to understand the problem the producer had to stand up to…

Taking it all into account you have to admit the results in the flares category are not so bad but of course you cannot call them good either. Near the maximum relative aperture the artifacts are slight and they occupy just a small part of the frame. The most serious problems you experience with the sun situated near the centre of the frame but even if it is moved away there are situations when you still catch flares.

It’s worth emphasizing that even if the Sun is inside the frame causing some ghosting in your photos, the overall contrast of images remains very good.


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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 8 mm f/1.8 ED PRO Fisheye - Ghosting and flares