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Fish eye help : Peleng vs Samyang

 
gaveeno
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Oct 02, 2011 14:55 |  #1

I really want a fish eye lense and both the Peleng +Samyang 8mm f3.5 seem to be in the right price range. After looking on youtube videos the Peleng seems to have better disortion and gives a more fishy effect compared to what I've seen with the Samyang. However, I've heard that the Samyang has better flare control and the image quality interms of sharpness is better.

I'm torn between the wider fishy effect of the Peleng and the Samyang's image quality. Does anyone know if the image quality is that much greater between the Samyang and Peleng if they're actually similar I think I'll be getting the Peleng. :mad:


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Oct 02, 2011 16:40 |  #2

I've tried both and got the Samyang, WAY sharper, no annoying black ring around your pictures, and the samyang is just a much more modern lens. The peleng is better on full frame but you can shave the hood on the samyang and it works fine on full frame as well.
The samyang works really well as a landscape lens but it still has the extreme distortion you want.

Both these are with the samyang:

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Oct 03, 2011 11:01 |  #3

Just wondering how the Samyang is for portraits and if you have any examples. Also is it still wide on a crop body?


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Oct 03, 2011 14:07 |  #4

Yes it is extremely wide on a crop body, I will try and find some people portraits, but its only good if you want the extreme effect in your portraits.


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Oct 03, 2011 14:52 |  #5

Usually, portraits and fish eye lenses don't get along very well - unless you want extreme distortions with your portraits.




  
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Oct 04, 2011 14:59 |  #6

I've just been looking at some examples of portraits and landscape photos from the Samyang and I'm so impressed I've already ordered one, should be coming either tomorrow or next day! I understand why portraits and fish eyes don't gel well but I love the mega disorted look, its fun and quirky.


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Oct 05, 2011 18:06 as a reply to  @ gaveeno's post |  #7

Samyang produces some nice wide pictures. If your looking for good quality, wide, distorted pictures, it's the way to go.

I opted for the [admittedly lower IQ and clunkier] Peleng because I wanted a circular fisheye. While the Peleng is not a perfect 180 circle, it is very close (the Samyang is not).




  
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Oct 05, 2011 18:18 |  #8

The Peleng was designed as a circular fisheye for film cameras, but its 25mm image circle is just too large to fit completely inside the frame. However, many users of APS-C cameras have found it only needs a slight crop to provide a rectangular fisheye image on that format. The Samyang is designed as a rectangular fisheye for crop cameras and its hood will prevent you getting a circular field on larger formats.

Because third-party lens manufacturers design to accommodate Nikon's slightly larger sensor, you don't get the full 180 degrees on the Canon sensor with the Samyang, or Sigma or Tokina offerings - it comes out at 167 degrees. That's one area where the Peleng wins, because you crop it down to get the full 180 degrees. It's by far the cheapest way to do it, your other options being to crop the image from the Sigma 8mm, or to use the new (expensive) Canon 8-15mm f/4L fisheye zoom.


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