Yasuhara will make a m43 vintage lens like the one you see here from the Vest Pocket Kodak!
Yasuhara announced that the new Madoka 180 degrees fisheye lens will ship in late March. And there is also one more crazy surprise: They also plans to make a modern version of the Vest Pocket Kodak camera lens for m43 (Click here to see that cam on eBay). If you think that’s a joke read the press release at http://www.yasuhara.co.jp/m/index.html (Click here for the google englih translation). We will get a nice foldable lens…I really love that!
Here is the Madoka 180 fisheye press release:
“Yasuhara announced a new fisheye lens for Mirrorless cameras Sony, Olympus and Panasonic with Sony NEX (E-mount) and micro 4/3 mount. It will be called “Madoka 180” (180 degrees). Links below direct to two image samples you can find on Yasuhara.eu page in full size version.
Madoka 180 image sample No. 1
Madoka 180 image sample No. 2
Here are the basic specs of the Sony E-mount version:
- The lens will have f/4 aperture
- Compact size
- Length: about 40mm
- Diameter: about 60mm
- Weight: about 200g
The first Yasuhara Madoka will be released for Sony E mount this spring. Madoka will be available for sale on Yasuhara.eu page at the end of March – begining of April 2012. The company is planning to release also a special software for the images taken with Madoka lenses.”