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8.9 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-Eye

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Overall 10
10

great lens

davide michieletto, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I'm having so much fun with this lens. It's very cheap compared with others but it is a great piece of equipment for anyone who wants to start playing around with fisheyes and wide angles.
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Overall 8
8.0

i would recommend

Al, WEX
23 January 2014
  • Summary: Most other fisheye lenses out of my price range ,this lens produces great results ,ok the lens is only manual but set to infinity ,f5.6 and away you go
  • Pros: Lightweight, Simple Controls
  • Cons: Inadequate Features
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Overall 10
10

Manual Lens, works like a dream

H, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: I was a little worried about this lens before I bought it, I had fancied a fisheye for years but couldn't bring myself to part with the £600 or so for a Cannon or Sigma lens. I came across this after reading about it in a magazine and at first was a little worried about it being a manual lens. However, set the Aperture to 8 and the focus to infinity and every single picture you take will be pin sharp.
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Overall 6
6.0

1st came faulty, 2nd is great

Andrej Spilevoj "Batareika Studio", Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: 1st lens came faulty -needed calibration. Sent back to the seller. Ordered from Amazon directly now and received working lens. I like it. Tried already on Canon 60D, 650D and BMCC EF. bought it mainly for BMCC EF to get the fisheye look. Not bad but is not that drastic as on Canon cameras due to crop factor 2.3 I like the lens, very sharp and provides good pictures at f/8. 3 stars for the fact that many of them are faulty and need calibration.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens - Good for Video!

Alistair, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: I really like this lens i usually use it for filming BMX you can get right up close to stuff. Quality is good! and for video in good light with a small aperture focus isnt a problem.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Jackson, Amazon
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Lens captures crisp clear images with relatively little loss of clarity towards the edges of the image. The infinite focal length makes this incredibly easy to use especially in dark environments. Its also worth noting that the lens is so large that you will probably need an external flash because the lens leaves a shadow at the bottom of the image.
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Overall 6
6.0

budget lens

moak, Amazon
6 October 2013
  • Summary: The lens is just what you need from the budget lens. It can take some great shots with some fidling. Overall would I advise someone to buy it? For someone on a low budget of course. I took it head to head against my friends £1100 lens, image quality was marginally better on his lens.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic creative opportunities for low cost - well built metal lens

theprofessor679, Ebay
19 August 2013
  • Summary: This is an awesome lens for the price. On an APS-c sensor it fills the field but gives a fish eye look. On a full frame it just gives a central circle of view. It provides 180degrees, the fish eye look is there if you want it or if you get the horizon right through the middle of the field of view it can be straight. This lens is sold on by Vivitar and other makes, why not buy direct?
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Lens!

RichH, Amazon
6 August 2013
  • Summary: For the money - what a brilliant lens! Ok so theres no autofocus but unless you are shooting something 3 inches in front of the lens, choose f5.6 or above and its all in focus anyway! Needs reasonably careful exposure but I use it on Manual with a daytime aperture of around f5.6 - f8, focus set to Infinity and shoot raw to make minor adjustments later. I use the histogram and bracket if necessary but most shots are well exposed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too pricey for me SAMYANG

Aaron Seabrook, Amazon
14 July 2013
  • Summary: Considering you can get a fisheye for your iPhones now, or editing software like Adobe Lightroom for around £100, you'd think these could be a bit cheaper, but no. The fisheye does its standard job, but some of the settings you change on-lens doesn't show through the screen or viewfinder, so you're basically shooting in the dark with this. But like i said it does its job so if you need a basic fisheye for your CANON camera, this will do just fine.
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