Rokinon (Samyang) 8 mm fisheye mini review

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by vuyisich, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. If anyone is interested in an ultra-wide lens for crop sensor dSLRs, I posted a mini review of the Rokinon (or Samyang) 8mm fisheye lens.
    http://wildwestluxurytours.com/Blog/2012_pages/ABQ_and_Rokinon_8_mm.html
     
  2. How are the corners at f/3.5 on your T2i? How tight a fit is the lens cap?
     
  3. Sorry, I have not shot wide open yet (I will try to do it today and post an update, if it stops raining). Since I found out that the hyperfocal distance at f8 is only 0.4 m, I thought I could just use the lens with that combo.
    The lens cap design is not great. It stays on based on the friction of its two "teeth" with the hood, so it's pretty easy to knock off. Also, the cap can only stay on the hood in one position. If you rotate it a bit, it will not latch on.
     
  4. OK, I shot a bunch of photos at different apertures. Comparisons are here:
    http://wildwestluxurytours.com/Blog/2012_pages/Rokinon_8_mm.html
     
  5. Impressive for an inexpensive manual focus full-frame fisheye. Thanks for the uploads.
     

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