Samyang 8mm F3.5 Asph IF MC Fisheye CS A-mount lens review by gooseta

reviewer#10524 date: Sep-20-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 17-50/2.8, 200-500/5-6.3, 70-300/4-5.6, 90macro/2.8 Sony 50/1.8
Sony 55-200
price paid:£150 used
positive:*Great build quality
*Fisheye on a budget
*Distortion is not overdone
negative:*Lens hood is non removable
*f3.5(f2.8 would be better)
comment:Great fisheye lens for the price, excellent center sharpness. I use this as a landscape lens at f11 aswell, as I cant afford a Tokina 11-16, and with some distortion correction and crop, it works well. Good for urban scenes too

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 38
  • sharpness: 4.53
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.71
  • distortion: 4.63
  • flare control: 4.34
  • overall: 4.54 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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