This is the lens for Olympus' new experimental camera and video projector system. The lenses have an "axial symmetrical free curved surface" (no, I am not sure, either) and together with their new system, they can capture and project 360 degree video, which will be as spectacular as probably dizzying. More pics after the jump.
Unfortunately, it still just a prototype and we don't know if it will ever make it to consumer or professional video gear. Or what could be its potential use, for that matter. Any good ideas? (and no, it's just too big for that.) — Ad Dugdale