differences

Reasons to consider the Panasonic 8mm/F3.5

Smaller diameter 61 mm vs 77 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 52 mm vs 79 mm
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More than 30% shorter
Slightly lighter 165 g vs 485 g
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2.9x lighter
Panasonic Lumix G  8mm/F3.5 Learn more about
the Panasonic 8mm/F3.5

Reasons to consider the Olympus 8mm f/3.5 ED

Slightly cheaper $471.22 vs $797.89
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The best price we've seen is $327 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Olympus Zuiko 8mm f/3.5 ED Learn more about
the Olympus 8mm f/3.5 ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fisheye Both are fisheye lenses Help
Extremely wide circular images
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
8 mm
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
8 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Olympus Zuiko 8mm f/3.5 ED Competitors

Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Pancake

Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Pancake

Low light lens

$399

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Shorter
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6

Wide angle lens

$599 - $737

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Fisheye Not a fisheye
Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Canon EF

Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Canon EF

Fisheye lens

$300

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

Panasonic Lumix G 8mm/F3.5 Competitors

Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5

Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5

Fisheye lens

Auto focus Auto focus
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC MFT

Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC MFT

Fisheye lens

$256 - $259

Lowest price Cheaper
Auto focus Auto focus
Panasonic Lumix G Vario  7-14mm f/4

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4

Wide angle lens

$699 - $798

Zoom range More zoom
Fisheye Not a fisheye

discussion Which do you think is better?

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Avatar for Ralph Wolf Ralph Wolf (1:59 AM, October 15, 2015)
You are comparing apples & oranges! The lumix lens is micro 4/3 the olympus is for their 4/3 camera. (using a mirror body camera for wide angle or fisheye photography is *stupid* in my humble opinion -- the lens ends up being longer, wider, heavier and spendier just to make room for the mirror behind it -- but they made the lens anyway....)

Please compare the Lumix with the new oly f/1.8 micro 4/3 lens.