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Old 8th of March 2010 (Mon)   #16
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Default Re: Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

Like Willy b said, this lens is designed for croppers. All the shots I've posted have been from a crop. I'm kinda scared to mount it on the 5d. It would be so wide, I could probably see my knuckles in every shot.
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Well... I've just bought this lens

FOr anybody that isn't sure, please look at this Flickr group. It may however cost you 180/$220 (ish)
http://www.flickr.com/groups/fish-eye/

Literally can't wait for it now!!
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Default Re: Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

I have the ProOptic version, $290 from Adorama. Here's a barnyard shot:

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I tried the lens on an old Elan 35mm film camera, and it does go a bit wider, though there's vignetting caused by the built-in lens hood. I don't believe the focal length is really 8mm, the results look very close to the 10mm Sigma diagonal fisheye for crop cameras. The optics and build quality on this lens are as good as any -- the low cost is because of the lack of autofocus and auto-aperture (which I don't miss on this lens.) Also, if anything goes wrong, it's probably a throw-away... but it's so simple, I don't expect any problems.

Here's a shot of the sky using the film camera, with the vignetting cropped out:

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4 first are "HDR's". 3 exp, handheld
5 is cropped from 5D II









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wow, 2nd and 3rd and great! What HDR software did you use? I'm thinking I may need to invest, as looking at shots it seems that this lens works very well with HDR.
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wow, 2nd and 3rd and great! What HDR software did you use? I'm thinking I may need to invest, as looking at shots it seems that this lens works very well with HDR.
Thanks, I used Photomatix, next some PS (curves and some actions) to make colors more saturated.
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Thats cool, I have the trial version on Photomatix, but I may have to get the full version soon...
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Thats cool, I have the trial version on Photomatix, but I may have to get the full version soon...
In my opinion it's a good software. I've tried also other popular HDR soft, but Photomatix seems to be the best for me.

There is also some new program, MACHINERY, which is developed by the member of canon-board.info, I didn't use it but maybe you should try it if you like this kind of photos?

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Konrado84, very nice pics! Those are on your 40D, right?
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Konrado84, very nice pics! Those are on your 40D, right?
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I remember it was very cold day, about -4 F but no problems with gear.
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So, the pro-optic version is the only one available new?
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Default Re: Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

Got mine yesterday I love it. I thought I would really struggle with the manual focus, however it doesn't really seem a major issue. Seems that if you put the lens at F8 then you don't need to focus "that" much.

Anyway here is a shot I have been wanting to do for ages...
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Got mine yesterday I love it. I thought I would really struggle with the manual focus, however it doesn't really seem a major issue. Seems that if you put the lens at F8 then you don't need to focus "that" much.

Anyway here is a shot I have been wanting to do for ages...
lol nice.. i'm gonna try that too!
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