Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT

Wideangle fisheye prime lens | Micro Four Thirds
jimTN
 
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Thus far I have not achieved any truly sharp photos with this lens. Since it is manual, it is not so easy to achieve a sharp focus given the wide angle and large depth of field.

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The most underrated lens in the whole system. This is an amazing piece of glass. Granted it's not for all users, but if you are a UWA bitch like me, you just cannot avoid it. It's wider, sharper, cleaner, more solid, and the IQ surpasses anything Olympus or Panasonic have ever built near this FL. Even if you don't like the FE effect, you can get amazing results with the Panini projection and it will still put to shame the corner sharpness on any of the the rectilinears. Finally, the best ...

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(1) First impressions: After unpacking my lens I was impressed of just how samll it was and I liked the feel and quality of its metal shell. (2) Built quality: One thing impaired this feeling of high quality and this was the focus ring: it turns smoothly but only with some difficulty. This didn't proof a problem, but after about 5 months the helicoid broke. The ...

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I am really enjoying this lens. Talk about bang for the buck. I had a gap in my lens collection on the wide and ultra wide side, and decided to give this lens a shot. It gets excellent reviews and, to be honest, I don't recall having read any negative reports on it. The build quality is solid - mostly metal. it has a nice heft to it and the black version looks great on my black E-M5. I have been having a blast with this lens, so far. Check reviews at photozone.de and lenstip.com for technical ...

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Esa Tuunanen
 
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As fisheye is something you don't use often this is excellent very affordable alternative for expensive Panasonic fisheye. Even lack of autofocus isn't problem most of the time because in landscape/sky photography huge depth of field allows you to forget it after focusing once. Optically Samyang is fully on par with Panasonic according to Lenstip which I can well believe. Metal construction is very well done and solid with nice focus ring which is tiny bit stiff (actually helps to keep focus ...

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I just received the Rokinon 7.5mm (250$ on Ebay.ca). After a few days of mostly outdoors shooting, I can share a few first impressions. First, in terms of build quality. It's a tight, light and well-built little lens but the focus ring is very hard to turn, as if the lubricant had somehow frozen up - not that you need to focus much for most landscape pictures in the first place. The aperture ring is smooth and first rate. Second, in terms of operation. As was noted earlier in this ...

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I just received the Rokinon 7.5mm (250$ on Ebay.ca). After a few days of mostly outdoors shooting, I can share a few first impressions. First, in terms of build quality. It's a tight, light and well-built little lens but the focus ring is very hard to turn, as if the lubricant had somehow frozen up - not that you need to focus much for most landscape pictures in the first place. The aperture ring is smooth and first rate. Second, in terms of operation. As was noted earlier in this excellent ...

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