samyang fisheye or oly9-18

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by weeowee, May 10, 2013.

  1. weeowee

    weeowee Mu-43 Regular

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    May 6, 2012
    which one is better? my lineup is pany 20, oly60 and 40-150. first option the fisheye is cheaper and i can always use photoshop to defish the images plus the oly 45
    second option the just the 9-18...
     
  2. homerusan

    homerusan Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 25, 2012
    izmir, TURKEY
    and you an also can give fish eye effect with 9-18 shots :)
    and also dont forget that you can attact filters on 9-18...
    if i were you i prefer 9-18 for its ultra wide and wide angle. perfect for street and landscapes.
    if you have cash go for 9-18.. you can get cheap 7,5 fisheye later
     
  3. christofp

    christofp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Do you want a fisheye or a rectilinear lens? That's the basic question.
     
  5. weeowee

    weeowee Mu-43 Regular

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    May 6, 2012
    i want a wide angled lens, but i was wondering if the image quality of a defished fisheye is good enough so i can save cash, or if the quality of the 9-18 is far better so i can just saveup and buy that=)
     
  6. voltcontrol

    voltcontrol Mu-43 Regular

    133
    Apr 26, 2013
    I have been looking into these lenses too. The Oly is 380Euro's here atm, the Samyang/Rokinon 320.. Makes the choice rather easy...

    Edit/ "Here" is the Netherlands.
     
  7. Anthon

    Anthon Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 8, 2012
    Spain
    as you can see in the link posted by christofp, the fisheye is a lot wider than the 9-18, but it always need to be defished
     
  8. voltcontrol

    voltcontrol Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2013
  9. weeowee

    weeowee Mu-43 Regular

    146
    May 6, 2012
    here the samyang is around 311 us dollars and the oly is 634. the price diff is more than half. so i think i might stick with samyang instead.
     
  10. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    I bought the fisheye - got rid of it - bought the 9-18 - not getting rid of it.
     
  11. Alan_N

    Alan_N Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 22, 2011
    Yorkshire UK
    Alan
    I have the Oly 9-18 and love the lens think it gets the most use of all my lenses. For the most part is wide enough for me. I have been tempted to get the fisheye and still might at some point just keep checking on ebay see if I can pick one up cheap second hand.
     
  12. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2010
    I decided to go with fewer lens changes (the 9-18 covers UWA through "slightly" WA), not needing to de-fish, and being able to use a polarizer. I already had a DMW-MA1 sitting around, so I got a used four-thirds 9-18 for about $120 more than the Samyang. Still more expensive, but a lot more flexible for my purposes.
     
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