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

reviewer#10893 date: Feb-1-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:N/A
price paid:250 USD (new)
Great build quality.
Nice image quality.
Fun. Fun. Fun.
negative:Manual focus.
It's a difficult to tell if the subject is in focus or not.
EXIF data missing from shots
comment:It's a fun lens. However for me it's not easy to be sure if I have my subject in focus (for close up photos). After reading MediaArchivist excellent review (below), I have a new found interest or rather courage to go out and use this lens a little more. I own the Pro-Optic model.

rating summary

lens image
  • 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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania