I'm considering getting a fisheye, as we're getting a puppy, and I think I can have fun with the combination. As this is something that would see very limited usage, Sigma/Canon brand lenses are out due to budget. Just have a couple of questions before I pick one.
In the "SamyangBoweRokinOpteka" labeled lenses, is there any difference at all? I've read that Opteka is now making the lens themselves (in China, not Korea), but supposedly have not changed anything (but they call it 6.5mm??).
Is it worth the extra bucks to get the new version that has the removable hood? I'm using crops (50D & 20D), and don't foresee moving to FF anytime in the future.
I know they are fully manual (no problems there), but I do like a focus confirm, as I don't always trust my eyes anymore. Would getting the Nikon version, and adding on the Nikon>EOS AF confirm adapter work?
Also, regarding the non-Canon mount versions, from what I've read, the Canon version provides a 167° AOV, whereas the other mounts (Nikon, Pentax, etc) have a 180° AOV. See this link for where that info comes from.
And lastly, how is the Peleng compared to the above?