The Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT is a fisheye lens for 4/3, manufactured from 2011. The focus is done by Manual Focus, the image stabilization is done by the camera.. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 299 €;
30 users have given it an average vote of 9.5 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Micro 4/3: this lens is compatible with mirrorless micro-4/3.
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Opinion:You can make particular images, Fish effect not exasperated, in the Micro 4/3 format corresponds to a 15". Manual Autofocus does not create problems as it is a lens predominantly from landscape results in very simple hyperfocal use. Recommended. ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Pros:Small and light; Build quality and precision; Vignetting and minimal chromatic aberrations; Flare absolutely controllable and predictable; Minimum PDC at 3.5 and maximum to 22 great for all photos; Price Totally manual
Cons:It could be a little brighter but that's fine! The lens cap lightly scratches the hood; The plastic of the lens hood is very delicate.
Opinion:Small and light, you almost do not feel its presence on my DMC-G1 and I have to be very careful not to make the fingers appear that manipulate the focus! Build quality and precision of the mechanisms that fully satisfy my expectations. It is a fish eye and vignetting and chromatic aberrations, albeit minimal, are a characteristic of the lens and it is up to the photographer to make it a strong point or "cancel" them. I don't even hint at barrel distortions! Flare absolutely controllable and predictable to screen before shooting, fantastic also the star effect of point lights (like the sun). Minimum depth of field at 3.5 great to keep only the foreground sharp to small subjects and maximum to 22 excellent for all panoramic photos with subjects in the first floor. The fact that it is totally manual for me is a strong point in a fish eye, diversely I think of it for high-aperture tele lenses for portraits. Great price, paid 202.49 euros on used Amazon, practically new! Update after a month of Utilzzo: Maximum performance encountered with closure from 5.6 to 8 suffers a bit ' diffraction at 22 and when I can not go beyond closing 16. The fact that you can not use a filter to protect the lens makes me even more convincing on the good choice not to invest too much money.
Pros:Small, sturdy, sharp, bright enough, very wide framed field and excellent value for money.
Cons:It could have been a brighter wire, if its not F2 at least f2.8 but maybe it would have been bigger and expensive.
Opinion:It's my first fisheye, I've never liked the round distortion and I've always preferred the ultra-wide linear lens, but I wanted to try this samyang and it amazed me positively. It is sufficiently sharp and bright, with a very solid construction, it has an integrated petal hood and is pleasantly held in hand. The wide framed field sometimes makes it difficult to shoot freehand, without including your foot or hand of support in the frame. While being accustomed to a hyper-visual world, this is a focal enough unusual to transform the surrounding landscape: once mounted on the camera it is difficult to remove the eye from the electronic viewfinder and you would like to photograph everything. With a minimum of moderation and avoiding excessive distortions, you make beautiful photos, especially, for my personal opinion, when you want to emphasize the perspective with circular shapes. Better for architecture and street with an extreme view than for photos of natural landscapes, which tends to crush, decreasing the sensation of space extended, because of the lateral lines that converge towards the center; I know that this is a characteristic of the fisheye, not of this lens in particular and perhaps it is also just my personal perception, but for this reason I prefer the linear wide angle. I recommend however to all micro-four-contractors to try it out for the unbeatable value for money, especially in the used (being a lens without electrical contacts is virtually a higlander and therefore does not devalue). I recommend it especially to those who already have a pro zoom like the Oly 12-40 or the Pana 12-35 and would like a shorter focal to broaden the look without having to invest much. For me it's worth a 9.
Opinion:I purposely described the pros of this lens with a saying, summarizing all the peculiar qualities I have found in this jewel: optical quality and reduced dimensions. I bought this fisheye after seeing it in a used window and for a few tens of euros I wanted to enlighten the purchase; I never regretted it. The small dimensions induce to carry it always behind, an opportunity to use it is always found and after use you would not want to detach it from the machine body. I always use it in hyperfocal. With regard to optical qualities, I would say that more than words can speak the images taken: I speak, therefore, with knowledge of the case.
Cons:the dimensions; The non-removable lens hood and the lack of mounting screw filters; The lack of the chip for EXIF data.
Opinion:Nice lens, want to use it often, maybe too much. The manual controls respond well, there is a general impression of solidity. Nice the wraparound cap. Too bad the fixed hood increases a little ' too much volume, is quite big in relation to the focal. As already highlighted by many, a Chippettino for Exif data would certainly have been comfortable.
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