A really good buy even if it was more expensive.

Started Sep 6, 2011 | User reviews thread
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A really good buy even if it was more expensive.
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I have the Rokinon version of this lens and use it with the 4/3 system. The field of view drops to about 145 deg. It is a marvellous lens even if you take the low price factor out ( It would still be good even at twice the price) . It’s sharp and the coating is particularly flare resistant. It is also well constructed with a positive feel to it. This also tough, as it fell out of an unzipped bag from about shoulder height and bounced down the tiles , except for a small crack in the lens hood the lens is unscratched and works fine. The only minor niggle is the fiddly lens hood. As to build well they made them like this 10-20 years ago ( the better lenses that is).

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Fiddly lens hood.

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Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Olympus E-500 Olympus E-30 Olympus E-620 Olympus E-5 +15 more
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye / Rokinon 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
Wideangle fisheye prime lens • Canon EF-S, Four Thirds, Nikon F (DX), Pentax KAF, Samsung NX, Sony/Minolta Alpha
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