Samyang 8mm F3.5 Asph IF MC Fisheye CS A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#11522 date: Dec-4-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 EX DC.
price paid:2000 SEK new = 300$
positive:Great distance of focus, great build quality. Easy to use with my SLT camera, always bright viewfinder.
negative:Manual focus, manual aperture. But I can set the focus to 1m and f=5.6 and then forget. Have to take it easy with the front lens since it is not possible to protect with a filter.
comment:Great sharpness, easy to operate, fun lens. Brand of my lens is "Dörr". Only difference to Samyang is the printing on the lens, and front lens protection. Colors are better than Sony almost as vivid as Minolta 1985/86 generation
Better corner sharpness than the Sigma.

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
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