Ultra wide compact options?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Chris2500dk, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    The one thing I miss from my DSLR is the ultra wide angle. I had a Sigma 10-20 on my Nikon D5000 and that 15mm equivalent was very enjoyable.

    The closest I can find to something similar with a compact is a Panasonic LX5 with the LW46 converter, or a NEX with the 16mm and the wide converter.
    Both options would give me 18mm equivalent which is close.

    I have the LW46 and I've used it on my Sigma DP1x which gives me 21mm equivalent and that isn't really wide enough when I want wide.

    Any other ideas or suggestions would be most welcome.
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    EPM1 or one of the other small m43 cameras with the Olympus 9-18. The Pany 7-14 is also very nice but a lot less compact.

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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I have a Samyang/Rokinon 7.5 fisheye for micro 4/3 mount that is a 15mm equivalent. If you don't like fisheye distortions, the shots can be de-fished with simple software.
    There are some examples this way.... Samyang 7.5 on the Street + Hemi-Defish - Micro Four Thirds User Forum
    The lens is $299 and there are plenty of m43 bodies available used if you just want a dedicated wide-angle machine.
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  4. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    they also have the OLy 9-18 for M4/3, or the 21 adatper lens for the Ricoh GRDs or the 18mm one for the Panasonic LX5
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
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    Bill Palmer
    Cheap Leica screwthread body - £100 - £150 + Cosina Voigtlander 15mm Color Heliar. :smile: