Samyang 8mm F3.5 Asph IF MC Fisheye CS A-mount lens review by vaughaag
|vaughaag#11331 date: Sep-6-2013|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 16mm|
Sigma 10mm Fish
Easy of Use
Sharp (5.6 Up)
|negative:||Focus needed sorting out of box|
Soft(ish) at 3.5
|comment:||I bought this lens for a wedding after using a Sigma 10mm Fish a few months earlier at another wedding.|
First off, out of the box I was disappointed with the focus and sharpness. However after reading some posts online and adjusting the focus, I love this lens.
The build is very good and I have been caught in a heavy rain shower with it attached with no issues. The only negative about the build is the lens hood, it feels cheap and tacky.
The lens is sharp after f/5.6 and easy to use on the A77 but harder to tell whether correct focus has been achieved on the A200 or non focus peaking equipped camera.
I have had allot of use out of the lens, weddings, portraits and landscapes and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap, easy to use, well built fisheye.