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

reviewer#9091 date: Jun-5-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:
price paid:150euros (Used)
positive:- Build like a tank !!
- big distortion as expected for a fish-eye.I put the maximum!
- Very sharp from f/8
- Considering the very wide angle, flare is pretty well controlled.
negative:- Manual aperture
- not chipped
comment:I really like that lense. Easy to take some funny pictures with my familly and friends.
For those worried about no AF. Franckly speaking that kind of lense does not need!
If you have the chance to get that lense, do not hesite a second, take it!

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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