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Samyang-8mm-f-2-8-fish-eye-cs.33851116
9.1 out of 10

Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fish-eye CS

Great Deal: $299.00

Reviews and Problems with Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fish-eye CS

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Overall 10
10

Totally outstanding fisheye

Reiner, B&H Photo
27 April 2014
  • Excerpt: In my view this lens is a little gem - if you like the fisheye projection this lens class has and if you're happy with ALWAYS placing the "horizon" (or what looks like it) in the middle of your pictures when taking a photo (be ready to use the NEX-7 digital leveler a lot and knee down often to get interesting views - see the two examples for more and less fisheye-y look depending on subject).I owned and frequently used the Nikon 10.5/2.8 and the Samyang 8/3.5 for Sony...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Infrared Photography, Lightweight, Reliable
  • Cons: Nex-7 Purple Cast Issue
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Value

Bill T, B&H Photo
27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Normally fish-eye lens are an expensive addition to a photographers kit and considering that it will be used infrequently hard to justify. The Samyang 8mm is therefore very welcome. I have used the lens on my new Fujifilm X-T1 with good results. Excellent build quality. Since it does not communicate with the camera's electronics, you have to use as a manual lens, not difficult considering anything over about 8 feet away will be in focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice

nommek, B&H Photo
17 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Surprisingly well built and SOLID. Manual focus is very easy due to the short focal length. Very fisheye so make sure that's what you're after.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

The Samyang is great

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: This lens is sharp and fits my Fuji X-E1 perfectly, set at f/5.6 and focus set to 1 to 1 1/2 meter the camera becomes a point and shoot. I like to shoot up close so the fisheye is wonderful, it's not for all shots but shooting up close and personal it is perfect.
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens. Watch your fingers in frame!

VladCee, B&H Photo
23 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Easy to use lens. Fantastic quality. My only issue is that it's almost too flush to the camera, and my finger will sometimes enter bottom right edge of the frame. I'd give it 4 stars but the price is too good for what you end up getting. So 5 it is. The focusing ring is a bit stiff and a long way around. But fortunately because of the great optics and the wide angle you don't have to worry too much about the focus.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
  • Cons: Poor Design
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Overall 10
10

a great value!

back alley, B&H Photo
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: not an everyday lens but great when you want to play! small, sharp and well built offering a unique field of view... and priced so well that it's hard to pass up!
  • Pros: Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

a great little lens

KOM, B&H Photo
25 January 2013
  • Excerpt: sharp straight from 2.8, pro image quality pro build quality.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Excellent Image Quality, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Focus Ring Is Tight
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Overall 10
10

Samyang...Superb!

slackercruster, B&H Photo
7 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Got 5 Samyang fisheyes / superwides. They are all superb lenses. Very happy with them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid design, clear images

Tom in DC, B&H Photo
30 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Well-built, appears to be mostly metal. Plastic hood is strong and permanent, and the lens cap fits well over the top of this hood, making storage worry-free. The lens is quite small, just slightly smaller than the x-mount Fuji 35mm F1.4. This is fully manually operated, there is no auto aperture or autofocus, but these things are easily accomplished manually when using the lens on the Fuji X-E1.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT GOOD ENOUGH

RAJU, B&H Photo
9 November 2012
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