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Samyang 7.5mm Fisheye (M43) vs Canon 16-36 (Fullframe)

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Nonnit, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Nonnit

    Nonnit Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 19, 2012
    I had both systems today so I had to compare:) 

    Taken from the same spot

    Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM (16mm)// Canon 5DM2:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/66582418@N05/8105977191/" title="Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM by Nonnit, on Flickr">
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    Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye // Panasonic DMC-G1:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/66582418@N05/8105990414/" title="Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye by Nonnit, on Flickr">
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    "1024" height="768" alt="Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye"></a>

    Used LR4, the correct canon profile for the canon lens and "canon 15mm f/2.8" profile for samyang (it made just a small difference).

    The main thing about the fisheye is to hold it level to get straight lines.

    The images are not cropped (I had to straighten both a little bit)


    Flickr: Nonnit's Photostream
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  2. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks for that im also using a samyang for landscapes and using the canon 15mm profile to defish it. The samyang is quite impressively sharp!
  3. Nonnit

    Nonnit Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 19, 2012
    The samyang without lens profile

    I would not call the 15mm canon profile de-fishing, more like correction just like the canon 16-35 profile corrects the 16-35 (ok, it is a bit more:smile:) 

    I think profiles like Sigma 8mm fisheye are great for De-fishing fishy images (lol) but so far I have not liked the loss of quality - I am still new to fisheye so I am just taking my first baby steps, take everything I say with grain of salt!

    The samyang without any correction:

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  4. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    Nicely done... I think I prefer the 7.5mm shot.
  5. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    Interesting comparison. Thanks for that.
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