Purchasing MFT Fisheye in Malaysia

I’ve been looking for a fisheye lens for my Olympus OM-D E-M5, and had to decide between two choices:

  • Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 @ USD $269 (approx RM 852)
  • Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 @ USD 639.95 (approx RM 2035)

I’ve been looking around and the cheapest I could find for the Samyang was through ebay.

For the Panasonic, the cheapest was on DDElectronics. It lists for RM 2,252 but when you check out you can get a 2% discount if you do a bank transfer, bringing the price to RM 2,206.96

Panasonic Reviews

Samyang Reviews

Comparisons

Other lenses to consider

  • Olympus 9-18 f/4.0-5.6 @ $599
  • Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 @ $969
Audiobooks listening trend

Listening to Audiobooks

I’ve been listening to audiobooks quite regularly on my drives, and can get in about 30-45 minutes a day. So that means I spend a lot of time just getting around. I noticed some days I can put in 2 hours. That’s ridiculous.

But I feel great about using this commute time listening to audio books as usually I get lost in my own thoughts. I feel like I’m putting good time to use.

Audiobooks listening trend