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8.9 out of 10

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-Eye

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8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens: Samyang, Pro-Optic, Bower

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: This Pro-Optic 8mm f/3.5 is among the best fisheyes I've used. I especially love it's much improved projection compared to other fisheyes, and from f/5.6 and on, it's sharper and/or more free from lateral color fringes than either the exotic Nikon 8mm f/2.8 or Nikon 10.5mm 2.8 G .
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Overall 8
8.0

Samyang 8mm T3.8 Asph IF MC Fisheye Review

ePHOTOzine
11 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This 8mm fisheye lens provides a diagonal field of view of 180 degrees on a 1.5x crop APS-C DSLR, sports a fast
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness in the centre when stopped down, Good build quality, Stepless aperture is an excellent feature for those recording video, Inexpensive, Stereographic projection
  • Cons: If shooting stills, the unique design may be more a curse than a blessing, Geared focusing and aperture rings can be a little uncomfortable
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
20 July 2010
  • Excerpt: At such a price you can't expect everything and as such, it's manual focus only and the aperture has to be set via the aperture ring on the lens, rather than through the camera. That means you'll need to shoot in Manual mode. On the up-side it gives an 8mm equivalent focal length of 12mm on a full-frame D-SLR and offers a 180º angle of view (167º on a Canon APS-C D-SLR).
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (Sony NEX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
13 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The Samyang 8mm f/3.5 CS Fisheye is certainly a more than welcome addition to the Sony NEX system. The near-stereographic projection doesn't look quite as extreme as in conventional fisheye lenses despite the similar field-of-view so its applications are in fact broader. It is also a pretty sharp lens if you stop down a little. Lateral CA can be a little high at times but this aberration is correctable during image post-processing.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 6
6.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (Canon EOS) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
20 June 2010
  • Conclusion: The Samyang 8mm f/3.5 CS Fisheye is a more than welcome addition to this market segment. The near-stereographic projection doesn't look quite as extreme as in conventional fisheye lenses despite the similar field-of-view so its applications are in fact broader. It is also a pretty sharp lens if you stop down a little. Lateral CA can be a little high at times but this aberration is correctable during image post-processing.
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8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

LensTip.com
12 May 2009
  • Conclusion: We were very curious about the results of this review. Recently, we have been positively surprised by Samyang 85 mm f/1.4, which, around maximum aperture, could face even the most renowned competitors. Now, Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 finally arrived. Not only does it use difficult-to-implement stereographic projection but it also completes its basic tasks perfectly! First of all, we get very good image quality, both in the center and at the side of the frame.
  • Cons: Significant chromatic aberration around maximum aperture, It is impossible to use filters
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
6 February 2008
  • Summary: To świetna wiadomość dla wszystkich osób zainteresowanych zakupem tego rodzaju instrumentu i zła dla osób handlujących białoruskim Pelengiem 3.5/8 mm, którego ceny ostatnio osiągnęły poziom zupełnie nie odpowiadający jego własnościom optycznym.
  • Pros: dobra jakość wykonania,, zastosowanie trudnego w wykonaniu lecz dobrego dla zdjęć odwzorowania stereograficznego,, świetna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, bardzo dobra jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, stosunkowo dobrze korygowana koma,, niewielki astygmatyzm,, małe winietowanie.
  • Cons: spora aberracja chromatyczna w okolicach maksymalnego otworu,, brak możliwości stosowania filtrów.
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