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

reviewer#7752 date: Jul-29-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Sony 11-18, Sigma 50/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8.
price paid:€230 (new)
positive:-build quality
-great colours
-manual aperture ring
negative:-not chipped
comment:Great fisheye lens, IQ is just as good as more expensive Sony/Sigma lenses.
I like the manual aperture ring because when making a time lapse you wont get any flickering due to an auto iris.
Pity it does not support SSS, but not too big of a deal, because of its massive angle of view.
A true bargain!

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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