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Samyang 8 mm Fisheye F2.8 Manual Focus Lens for Sony E - Black

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For Sony-E
Black
  • Ultra Wide-angle Fish-eye Lens
  • Features the latest generation multi-layer anti-reflection ultra multi-coating (UMC) to minimise flare and ghosting
  • Built-in Petal-type Lens Hood

Product details

Style Name: For Sony-E | Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 5.6 cm ; 218 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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  • Item model number: 7605
  • ASIN: B008TVOCRO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Aug. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Product Description

Style Name: For Sony-E | Colour Name: Black

Product Description

Samyang’s 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye is currently the smallest and brightest Fisheye lens compatible with compact system cameras featuring the APS-C sensor. It perfectly combines high optical value, impressive lens speed and exceptionally compact dimensions. The sophisticated optical construction relies on a system of 10 lens elements arranged in 8 groups. They include one Aspherical and two Extra low Dispersion glass (ED) elements. This provides perfect sharpness over the entire field of view and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. All lens surfaces have multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings applied which add to the high contrast rendition and superb light transmission. The maximum angle of view is a staggering 180 degrees and minimum focusing distance is just 0.3m.

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Samyang 8mm Fisheye F2.8 Manual Focus Lens for Sony-E - Black

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Wolf's Head on 31 Aug. 2012
Style Name: For Sony-EColour Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a nicely made lens which feels good on the camera. It's fully manual, but this isn't really a problem - set it to f/8 and 3 metres, put the camera on aperture priority and forget it. Results are sharp and the fisheye effect is interesting, though not overwhelming. If you're willing to do some post-processing on the computer, there's a Photoshop/Aperture plug-in called "Fisheye Hemi" which will remove the fisheye effect and make the image rectilinear and will make the lens act as as a super ultrawide angle: just imagine an 8mm wide angle on APS-C!

The real problem with this lens, which has been noted by others, is that whilst it works well on almost all NEXs, with the NEX-7, it gives a very pronounced purple-magenta cast in the corners. If you shoot only JPGs, this will make the lens unusable, but if you shoot RAW and are prepared to put in the post processing work, it can be largely removed using a package called "Cornerfix".

In summary then, great for all NEXs except the 7 - unless you shoot RAW and are willing to do quite extensive post-processing, in which case it's usable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Colin on 18 Feb. 2014
Style Name: For Samsung NXColour Name: Black Verified Purchase
This lens has a solid feel and is well made.
The aperture adjustment ring operates very well with definite click positions throughout.
This is a manual focus lens and the focus ring is a nice width. The focus ring was fairly stiff in operation but very smooth, a good thing perhaps as the focus setting will stay put as set.
As with all fisheye type lenses, there is a certain amount of distortion produced in the images (straight lines are somewhat curved), though not as much as some. The distortion can be minimised by proper orientation of the camera when taking the picture and / or corrected if desired using various types of photo editing software.
The images produced by this lens are sharp, even wide open (f/2.8) however there is quite noticeable purple fringing at the outer corners of the images under certain lighting conditions, this too can be corrected by photo editing software packages.

If you want a fast (f/2.8) ultra wide lens you could not do much better than this.
It is an excellent value for money lens, you could pay double the cost of this one and not find any great improvement.

I am very pleased with mine.
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Style Name: For Sony-EColour Name: Black Verified Purchase
Only took this lens on the last trip I went on and it performed above expectations. Really worth the cost.
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