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

reviewer#9814 date: Jan-18-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.6
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 10-20mm
ZA 24-70mm
price paid:Euro 289
Distortion is nice for fisheye
negative:Nothing for the this price.
Infinity was at 2.5 mtr.
comment:Nice to work with, back to the old days.
Dynamic pics. My first fisheye.
Needs very carefull exposure in landscape.
Take care off feet and shadow off yourself.
Adjusting the lens:
Roll the rubber half back to the camera.
Set the lens sharp with liveview, on infinity.
That was on the scale 2,5 mtr.
Then look for 3 tiny screws, make them lose.
Leave the big one alone!!
Set scale to infinity, make screws secure again, and rubber back.
Its realy easy. And I have a very sharp lens.
Happy shooting!!

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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