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Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye : Specifications and Opinions


Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye

The Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye is a fisheye lens for APS-C, manufactured from 2009 to 2013 (discontinued). The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 270 €; 59 users have given it an average vote of 8.6 out of 10.

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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   8 mm
 Angle of view   180°  (equivalent to a 12mm in Fullframe 24x36mm format)
 Format   APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/3.5
 Aperture blades   6
 Lenses/Groups   10 elements in 7 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.30 meters
 Reproduction ratio  

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Manual Focus
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters  
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   443 g
 Dimensions   75 x 77 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on March 04, 2013

Pros: A very good fisheye coverage for my APS-C camera (40D Canon). An inexpensive lens. The build is very good. Focus is very smooth and easy.

Cons: There are no problems with this lens.

Opinion: After reading the article by Juza last Nov. 30th. 2012 ""The APS-C fisheyes: Sigma 4.5mm and 10 mm" I have been searching for a used (pre-loved) fisheye lens. I found a used 8mm Bower f 3.5 which is the same as a Samyang 8mm. This is a very good lens for a cropped sensor camera and I am pleased with the quality. The manual operation is not a problem for photographers who have been taking pictures since the old film days when manual focus was normal. As others have said before me, this is a good inexpensive alternative, for photographers to try the fisheye viewpoint. Regards. Jim.

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avatarjunior
sent on January 02, 2019

Pros: Solid, unusual, sharp already from f/5.6, colors, simple to use while being free of AF and data transmission diaphragm, economical

Cons: Flare, sharpness at f/3.5in, non detachable lens hood

Opinion: After a long time since the purchase of this lens from the unusual recovery, I must say that I have not regretted at all the purchase made, both for the price paid at the time of purchase (much less than any proposed Canon or third party), which for The overall quality of the optics. After reading many reviews, I have to say that I already knew what I was buying (merits and flaws), but I did not imagine how much enthusiasm can give a fish-eye like this for unusual shooting that can give. The flare in the presence of lateral sun is seen, common in this category of ultragrandangular and it is good to take into account during shooting to accept the presence of reflections in the frame or change framing. Good sharpness already from F/5.6 to F/8 improves again and remains optimal up to F/11, then diffraction begins to make feel, I do not recommend opening F/3.5 if not at low ISO and in unfavorable light conditions with machine on tripods , because otherwise the results can be quite disappointing. Light enough, does not make you miss the autofocus (at most, to be fussy, focheggio helping me with the magnification of Live view or imposed hyperfocal) and has earned a corner in the backpack that I always carry with me, but unlike Asserted by someone, I do not recommend the use with reflex Full frame because in the shooting is photographed also the lens hood, which is not detachable, as in the series II (from which differs only for this particular), then on FX this does not become a Circular Fish-Eye. Good the front cap that is fixed to the lens hood and that in my opinion is always keep mounted and remove only to make the shoot in order to avoid fingerprints or damage to the front lens quite protruding. Excellently solid construction, does not make you sell a kidney for purchase and if you do not like the type of photos that can give you can always resell without losing much. Very recommended purchase. Rated 9

avatarjunior
sent on April 28, 2016

Pros: Economic, sharpness from f5.6

Cons: flare, sharpness 3.5

Opinion: we start with the pros, costs just over € 100 used and gives a good yield from 5.6 ... nothing to be said for the amount that you pay if the quality really painful to 3.5 (almost unusable) and the resistance to the minimum flare, but I think it is a little 'common among fisheye and grandangolarirnSe used the right and when you need it is nice, if you overdo stove. I finished for use as a wide-angle (with the horizon in the center to non-distorting) and I swapped for the Tamron 11-18

avatarjunior
sent on January 19, 2016

Pros: Price; Construction; Optical performance;

Cons: The first version of the lens hood is not removable made it hard for deep cleaning of the front lens. In the second version they have solved the problem; Lack of communication exif data to the camera;

Opinion: Slow-paced and easy to use, with which it takes very little to get shots of effect. For many, the manual focus is a problem, but as a lens that is used almost always in the problem iperfocale divente irrelevant. The only real drawback is the lack of communication between the lens and the camera for recording data exif.rnIl price makes it a must-have lens.

avatarjunior
sent on September 25, 2014

Pros: Great fun, Sturdy and well-built, no vignetting.

Cons: Lack shooting data

Opinion: Perspective is creative fun, a nice toy that has great value for money. It 's my first fisheye I bought it used for cheap with intentodi play with it and do qialche creative experience, I must say that sharpness is not the best, you should also take a little hand in quente is all manual including the focus that is necessary to adjust the dial measures, made in good f8, but the tripod is almost a must. The flare I have to say that under certain conditions it suffers a bit, but guys for less than 200 euro is a great deal.




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