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Samyang/Rokinon 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

 
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May 10, 2012 08:06 |  #601

OK...it takes a long time for me to conduct the test due to my laziness, so here it is...

The 8mm fisheye were tested with a full frame, 1.3X, full frame + 1.4X telecon, and a 1.6X crop sensors. So here are the results:

Taken with a FF:

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FF + 1.4X telecon:
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1.3X:
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1.6X:
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the 1.3X is usable yet, it still needs a minor cropping, and the FL is at 10.4mm. While at the 1.6X it is at 13mm.

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May 10, 2012 13:07 as a reply to  @ pepponeskie's post |  #602

Thanks very much for that test, pepponeskie. Very useful and definitive, I'd say. Maybe if we're lucky we won't have any more duplicate questions about how it works on a FF camera (but don't bet on it!).


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May 10, 2012 21:26 as a reply to  @ RAH1861's post |  #603

Can we make pepponeskie's post, a sticky ? Helps newbie or owners-to-be understand better.


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May 10, 2012 22:52 |  #604

Welcome...

Another observation on the test is that, when using a FF + 1.4X telecon, makes the image corners so soft, which is not advisable.

If I want it wide, I'd better use it on my 1.3X Crop sensor body (1D-series) and later I can crop. Or I will use it on my FF body (5D-series and 1Ds-series) and crop the image heavily. And lastly, use it on my 1.6X Crop body but yet, it is not so wide.

For nikon users, this lens gives you an absolute 180 degrees of coverage, but for Canon users it is only 167 degrees.

Shaving off the lens hood might help a bit for 1.3X and FF body users. But do it in your own risk.

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May 10, 2012 23:21 |  #605

Tried my fisheye with my new D800 (In DX mode).

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May 12, 2012 05:19 as a reply to  @ seattle1's post |  #606

Test shot of my new Samyang 8mm Fisheye that arrived yesterday.

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May 13, 2012 13:32 |  #607

Had this lens a few weeks now and it is taking a lot of getting used to. Had to adjust the focus ring as it was at infinity focus at 0.5m when it arrived. Also wide open there is quite a hazy coma to any bright areas but this is mostly gone when stopped down to f/5.6.

I've found setting it at f/8 of f/11 and shooting in AV mode after setting a rough distance on the scale works best. Its a good intro into fisheye photography though and when I get a full frame camera I'll definitely be picking up the Canon 15mm fisheye to go with it.

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May 13, 2012 18:37 as a reply to  @ mg504271's post |  #608

This lens is sharp at f8. Pretty much just leave it there. Shooting wide open won't get you sharp images. I leave mine at f8 and focus just a hair back from infinity. Anything between a couple feet away and infinity will be in sharp focus.

Love the cat pole pic. Nicely done.:cool:


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May 15, 2012 04:14 |  #609

Shot with a 7d

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May 19, 2012 02:07 |  #610

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May 19, 2012 02:08 |  #611

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May 19, 2012 10:19 |  #612

^Wow great perspective!


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May 20, 2012 02:56 |  #613

thinking about getting one of these, just not sure how much i would use it




  
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May 22, 2012 11:39 |  #614

After much deliberation on which fish eye to get... and being a little scared because of the manual focus... y'all have helped me decide. This is def the lens to get. I think I'll wait to order the Opteka with the removable petal on it though (because it's also cheaper).

Thanks to everyone for posting up excellent shots.


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May 22, 2012 13:28 |  #615

rich_cooper wrote in post #14457928 (external link)
thinking about getting one of these, just not sure how much i would use it

A fisheye is a very specialized lens. With that said I use this thing a LOT more then I ever thought I would!

pickupman92 wrote in post #14468806 (external link)
After much deliberation on which fish eye to get... and being a little scared because of the manual focus...

f8 and focus to infinity ;) (because seriously, seeing any focus change while focusing is near impossable! But f8 and infinity is dead for nearly all shooting)




  
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