Update: Panasonic is currently showing its new 8mm Fisheye Micro Four Thirds lens at the PMA Digital Life Expo.
Panasonic claims that its fisheye lens is the world's smallest and lightest and offers a 180Âº diagonal angle of view.
Panasonic's booth at PMA Digital Life Expo in Melbourne
Pansonic's Group Marketing Manager for Lumix, Alistair Robins said, "This lens is the latest creative tool in the G Micro System lineup - allowing LUMIX still photographers and videographers to be even more creative with their shooting. The lens has just been announced globally and will be displayed at PMA on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of June."
The new lens system is compact and takes advantage of the Micro Four Thirds system standard to achieve the dramatic downsizing. The adoption of an ED lens achieves a stable descriptive performance from close-up to infinity, minimising chromatic aberration and distortion. The Lumix G FISHEYE 8mm / F3.5 incorporates an inner focus system and the closest focusing distance is as short as 0.1m.
The lens will be available in Australia in August, with pricing to be announced closer to the release date.
The LUMIX G Fisheye lens is currently on display at Panasonic's PMA Digital Life Expo stand 282 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.