Reviews and Problems with Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-eye
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Lovely little fisheye lens from Samyang
Jean-Yves HERVE, Amazon
1 March 2015
Summary: I love fisheye lenses; I own the 8mm Samyang fisheye for Canon EF-S mount and had great fun with it. This one is even better! Because it's so tiny, mounted on my Panasonic GX7, it's really easy to position it in interesting location.
Summary: I have the Rokinon version of this lens, another brand is Bower, all are actually made by Samyang. I also use it on a GX7 and I have to say I have a completely different experience than the one-star reviewer -- this lens is super-sharp and has become one of the favored lenses in my kit.
Excerpt: I've been using this lens for about 6 months now, first on an Olympus E-PM1 and later on an E-M5. I can't say a bad thing about it! I love the super wide field of view. I love the feel of the focus ring and the aperture ring. Best of all, this lens is sharp!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fun, Lightweight, Reliable, Sharp, Versatile
Summary: I just want to point out that this lens is sold under at least three different brand names: Samyang, Bower , and Rokinon . (The other reviewer mentioned ProOptic, but I didn't find that in an Amazon search, so I guess it's no longer sold under that name.
Excerpt: I have been looking at the following Fisheye lens in the m43rds format:
Pany Fisheye converter for 14mm
The converter makes the 14mm about an 11mm, which isn't as wide as the Samyang at 7.5mm, and the Samyang is much cheaper than the Pany Fisheye (nearly half the cost),...
Excerpt: I use this little lens on a Oly Epl1 and on a Pany G1 with really pleasing results. Lots of fun to just play around with, just don't forget to change the focus if your getting up close to your subject. Works very well for senics, has very nice color, a bit on the warm side but I like that.
Summary: I personally like this lens for a very wide field of view. Distorted, Yes, it's a fisheye. I use it on an Olympus OM-D E-M5, and really just have to play with some small adjustment. As a matter of fact, it will work on this camera when put on, with out a fuss.
Summary: It's a great lens with exceptional quality. I am not a professional so I can only comment on photo I took for personal trips, the side are severely distorted as one would expect from a fish eye lens, but I use it for landscape so the distortion is less visible.