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Samyang 7.5mm Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds Sample Images Released

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Krang, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Samyang 7.5mm fisheye for Micro Four Thirds sample images released.

    At the Samyang site Samyang.pl news

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  2. Blastop

    Blastop Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 20, 2011
    Nice, I'm looking forward to specification and price details soon!
  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    sexy lens.....nice shots.
  4. PatDoody

    PatDoody Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2011
    NJ, USA
    any ideas on a price point?
  5. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 28, 2011

    Can't wait until Samyang has a whole range for m4/3.
  6. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    That's one glass I don't have yet. Fisheye...looks good.
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Samples look great! Looking forward to pricing...
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Good looking images and a good looking lens. Way to go Samyang.

  9. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    It will be nice for the Panny FE to have some price competition.
  10. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Wow, they look pretty sharp across the frame . . . very interesting, but I fear it'll cost a lot.

    Hope I'm wrong!
  11. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    The Sony nex version is 299 euros, I'd expect the Micro four thirds price to be similar.
  12. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Price will make all the difference. This is a lense that I likely won't use all that much, but for the few times that it is used will provide some interesting (and different) shots.
  13. Yotsuba

    Yotsuba Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2010
    Samyang have this "cheap and good" reputation with their 14, 85 and 35mm lenses for full frame cameras.

    I'm quite sure this fisheye would be price competitively as well.
  14. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Good looking lens. I wonder how heavy it would be? I guess AF for such lens is not needed as will be set at infinity most of the time. Cab be a killer combo with Oly IBIS for some 1/4s shutter speeds and ISO200-400 at night.
  15. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    I hope they will offer full chrome and full black ones!
    And with chips like the Nikon ones.
  16. squeegee

    squeegee Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    so I've been doing some reading and calculations... perhaps some one with a fisheye can actually comment on this :

    is focusing on a fisheye lens a useless exercise?

    I looked at a DOF calculator and even though there is such a thing as focus... if you set the focus to infinity and the aperture to say 3.5, roughly everything 1 metre away to infinity is in focus. Does that actually work in practice? (because if it does, I see no reason to pay for an auto-focus lens).

    Or similarly... apparently if you focus on something 1.2 metres away, you can have everything from about half a metre, to infinity in focus?

    2 points :

    1) so this is a manual lens... but if I just put the focus at something... (almost anything) everything will be in focus so it's no big deal, you really have to try hard to get this wrong. (is this true?)

    2) why bother with focus, why not just produce a single focus lens .. then tell people the minimum distance is half a metre (they set minimum distances with all other lenses). Wouldn't the lens be even cheaper to make, more durable with no moving parts, and with a 0ms focus time, and be even thinner / smaller?
  17. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Canon had a fix-focus fish-eye, 7.5mm f/5.6 in its FD (before EOS) line. Quite compact, even with its built-in filter turret. However :
    • it was for full 24x36 format, with a circular image where infinity is 99% of the use
    • no focus? Fine, but no reason to suppress the DOF scale...
    • max. aperture was only /5.6, and a 7.5mm gives more DOF in 35mm than m4/3
    • setting the focus point to a precise infinity isn't easy, and will need some kind of a "hidden helical" for workshop adjustment.

    With a full-frame fish-eye, close-ups of anything from "mug shots" to small plants, car/boat interiors, etc. is fun and sometimes (!) even useful. Giving up close focusing would spoil the party. :) 
  18. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    I've never used a fisheye - do you even have to bother focussing with them?
  19. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Come to think of it... Samyang fisheyes use a different projection than most.
    Pro : the objects on the borders of the image appear less distorted (elongated); the center is less oversized. All in all, it's easier to use.
    Contra : some basic panorama stitcher softwares are fooled by it, and do a poorer job.

    What I said above. For landscape or even street--no. But close-ups are so much fun!
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  20. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Yeah, I thought the whole point of a fisheye was to get as close as possible to your dog's nose to make it look adorably huge!!
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