Samyang 8mm F3.5 Asph IF MC Fisheye CS A-mount lens review by mugen
|mugen#9253 date: Jul-24-2011|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Konica Minolta 17-35 D|
|price paid:||230 Euro (NEW)|
Nice MF ring
|negative:||The lens cap attaching is awful. |
No electronic connection with the camera.
|comment:||(First sorry for my English, that's my first review)|
I own the Rokinon variant of this lens about 4-5 days.
I'm really surprised from the optical quality for this type of lens.
I find it very sharp even wide open, the build quality is great, the focus ring is smooth.
The flare control and CA are good too.
On A700 works really good in Aperture priority, the camera sets the correct shutter speed.
When You catch so much in the frame sometimes is really hard to keep some parts from blowing and get the perfect exposure, I use AEL like spot metering on the brightest part of the frame and then re-frame the shot.
I give 4 for build rating only because the lens cap, it's really chunky.
There is not electronics, so You don't have aperture info in the exif, its always f/1.
Here are some full sized shots from me with A700, this lens just amazes me with it's sharpness and good colors: