Summary: I am just learning how to shoot with a fisheye and this lens has produced some incredible images. I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend it. High quality images and solid construction.
Summary: all I want to say is... HOLY MOLY! This is such a fun little piece of glass to play with! It is surprisingly small and although, only works under manual mode, it is fairly easy to use. I just set the camera to A mode, the lens focusing fixed on infinity, and adjust between 4.5-5.6 aperture. It is surprisingly sharp and at the price of $209, a cheap enough addition to my m43 gear!
Summary: This is a great lens at a very reasonable price. I bought it for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 and it is really impressive glass! The fit and finish are impeccable. A Fisheye lens is not a "walk around" lens but it is perfect for those who like to think outside of the box occasionally. The DOF is amazing!
Summary: Great build quality, metal mount, feels like my old prime lenses from milled aluminium, the rings have zero play and run smoothly. Mounting it is a peace of cake and fit is very exact. Optical quality is great, tack sharp over the whole frame. Great color rendition. My sample has its sharpest ring postion when turned slightly beyond the infinity sign of the distance scale when shooting landscape pictures.
Good price/quality ratio. Appropriate for the amount it gets used.
23 September 2013
Summary: This lens has decent sharpness. I would not, however, say that it lives up to the hype by other reviewers. Furthermore, it is not just "set it and forget it.". If you don't pay attention to focus, then you will, indeed, notice it later. And with so much packed into one photo, you will likely find yourself peeping at those pixels when you open your RAW files at home.
A tiny, high quality fisheye at a very reasonable price
19 September 2013
Summary: There are many excellent reviews of this lens, but I just have to add my own experiences on a recent vacation. - Build quality is exceptional. Metal mount. It feels quite solid, the manual focus ring is a treat to use. The aperture ring is clicky enough without being difficult to move. - Optically... it's really quite nice. If you buy this lens, you should be fully aware of the geometric distortion a fisheye provides.
Nice lens! Interesting to use but watch those fingers and strap
Terry Doyle "Collectible_PBs", Amazon
27 August 2013
Summary: I'd give this 5 stars except for the cheezy lens cap. It's about 3/4" deep with two plastic tabs to clip onto the front of the lens hood. This thing is brittle plastic and these tabs can break off. In fact, the first of two lenses that I got had a tab broken: shipped it back (free) with comment and got another one in fine shape - both lenses were used. Pros: 1. Nice sharp focus and easy to use b/c everything beyond 3' is going to be in focus.
Summary: The lens is everything I expected. Does a great job! However I was very disappointed to find that the lens cap had one of it's two small plastic clips broken on arrival. In trying to contact Amazon, the web site only provides for the return of shipment. It's impossible to communicate with anyone there. I wanted to use the lens immediately I would have preferred to arrange a replacement lens cap.
Summary: Rokinon branded Samyang/Bower 7.5mm f3.5 semi fisheye lens designed & produced in Korea is an exceptional value for the price asked. The lens sports a built in petal lens hood, multi-coated aspherical elements, a smooth manual near focus of 4 inches as well as a substantial mount for the Olympus micro four thirds format. Optical performance is excellent.