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Showcase Samyang 8mm f/3.5 NF

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by tamrong, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. tamrong

    tamrong Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 17, 2010
    chiangmai, thailand
    Nikon mount

    Samyang 8mm f3.5 Fish-eye adapted lens
     

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  2. tamrong

    tamrong Mu-43 Regular

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    chiangmai, thailand
    some more images ....
     

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  3. tam

    tam Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 12, 2010
    Nice, how do you like the lens? Pros/cons?
     
  4. tamrong

    tamrong Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Jul 17, 2010
    chiangmai, thailand


    thanks,

    I like this lens

    PROS
    f3.5 ok, sharp at 5.6, super sharp at 8 - 11
    good color reproduction
    good resistance to flare
    good build quality + metal body
    good value ($3xx)


    CONS
    No DOF Scale
    No Filters
    contrast too strong
    Minimum focus distance 0.3m
     
  5. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    780
    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Peter
    You really wouldn't need a depth of field scale. I would expect that if you focussed at around the 5m mark and were using f/5.6 that everything from less than 1 m to infinity would be in focus. At f/8 and focus around 3m, everything from .5m to infinity.

    Seems good value for money. I believe there may be FT version coming soon.
     
  6. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Am I right in thinking that because of it's optical construction this lens has an angle of view of aproximately 135° on 4/3 rather than the usual 180° with an 8mm fish-eye? Still get the distictive distortion, though. :smile:
     
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I have the Falcon badged version of this lens. Bought s/h and is 4/3 so needs an adapter. Agree with tamrong's Pro list. Haven't found the Cons a worry. Peter is right - the dof is huge on this type of lens and fine focussing is not needed. As John mentioned it is a diagonal or stereographic projection construction which gives less distortion. On a Nikon it is supposed to give 180 at crop factor of 1.5 so 4/3 will be less.

    Samyang website with links to reviews.
     
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  8. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Thanks for confirming that, Bill, I thought that's what I'd read somewhere. :smile:

    BTW - although you're leaving FTU I'll still see you here!