Bower / Samyang 8mm Fisheye Lens

Started Dec 19, 2011 | Discussions thread
M4cr0s
M4cr0s Senior Member • Posts: 1,015
Re: Bower / Samyang 8mm Fisheye Lens

I second what others have said re the chipped version. It's confirmed and comming.

As to IQ this lens is a gem considering price. I've owned several rectilinear wide-angles costing 4-6 times more and the neat little Samyang does very well in comparision. Good colors, contrast and resolution (stopped down a little bit, but that goes with most if not allreally wide lenses). Center is okay already wide open. It's an F/8 and be there kind of lens. Haven't seen much of the sun since I got it so can't say anyting about flare. Oh, it also corrects pretty well with the FIsheye-Hemi plugin in many cases.

Mac

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