Object of Desire: Entapano Entaniya Fisheye 250 MFT
February 10, 2017
With the rise of 360-degree imaging, owners of traditional cameras are faced with the prospect of having to take multiple exposures to get a truly spherical image. With this unusual lens, owners of Micro Four Thirds cameras can get an incredibly wide field of view that makes capturing spherical images and videos considerably easier. The lens will be sold in three different variants, a 2.3mm f/2.8, a 3mm f/2.8 and a 3.6mm f/4. The 2.3mm is designed to deliver a 250 x 250-degree viewing area with a 190-degree image size—or what the company calls “one-shot VR.” In 3mm, you’ll get a similar 250 x 250 field of view but a slightly smaller 180-degree image size. Finally, the 3.6mm gives a fisheye effect with a 250 x 220 field of view. The 3.6mm lens also covers the entire image circle of a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera. All of the lenses produce a circular image which can be “de-sphered” using Autopano Video software or the company’s own Entapano VR application. Given the unusual glass, these lenses aren’t light. They weigh in at a hefty 3.5 pounds and are taller than most MFT cameras you can mount them to. As you’d guess, the lens construction is also supremely complex, with 18 elements in 12 groups with three extra-low dispersion elements.