Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II E-mount lens review by jeep

reviewer#24488 date: Feb-7-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony E 16mm f2.8
Sony E 10-18mm f4 OSS
price paid:£250.00
positive:Very compact, light and sharp
negative:Nothing really, A fisheye without distortion is not really a possibility!
comment:My lens is definitely this version with the slim metal ring at the base and I've had it since 2012. Used to great effect at the Olympics, an excellent stadium lens to capture action with the audience reaction

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.55 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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