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Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye

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1 2377 Sep 13, 2014
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100% of reviewers $233.00
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Specifications:
Name: Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye
Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
167 Angle of View
High Definition, Aspherical Optics
For Use with APS-C and Full-Frame DSLR's
Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
Minimum Focusing Distance of 12"
Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood
Angle of View: 167
Minimum Focus Distance: 12" (30.48 cm)
Groups/Elements: 7/10
Filter Thread: None
Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.95 x 3.04" (75 x 77.3 mm)
Weight: 15.1 oz (428 g)



 


      
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Registered: Dec 7, 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 11
Review Date: Sep 13, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $233.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Most fun lens in my bag. I shoot full frame Canon 5D Mk II and have to be careful to keep my feet out of the frame.
Cons:
Manual focus/Aperture ring on lens.

I have Canon 5D Mk II and all L lenses. I bought the Sigma 8mm fisheye a few years back for $900 and it was a fine lens but a tad soft for that price. I eventually sold it and recently bought the Rokinon 8mm fisheye for $233. I wasn't expecting much at that price but it is sharp and produces great photos. The Sigma produces round images vs the Rokinon which have the top/bottom cut off. The Rokinon is also manual focus and you must set the aperture with the ring adjustment on the lens (not in camera). I have not found this to be nearly as bothersome as it reads as I have quickly adjusted to it. You want to keep the aperture at f/8 & above for best results - anything below gets a bit softer. Side by side the Sigma is better than the Rokinon but its not nearly the $650 price difference better and I am happy & content with this fun little lens. For those not familiar with fisheye photography, this lens will make you see the world very differently and from a fun & creative perspective. Buy this lens and I guarantee you will shoot with a big smile on your face and then smile again when you download/view them on your computer.

Sep 13, 2014
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Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 2377 Sep 13, 2014
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $233.00
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
9.00
10.00
9.0
Screen_Shot_2013-11-14_at_4_50_38_PM

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