Showcase Samyang 8mm Fisheye F2.8

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Tdp, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Tdp

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  3. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 6, 2013
    twin cities, minnesota
    Nice shots and video! Is this "native mount" or do you have an adapter for it?
  4. Tdp

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    It is native mount.
  5. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
    I guessed right that your video would be full of two-wheeled vehicles, but shot FROM THE POV of a moving two-wheeled vehicle was a terrific bonus! Nice video, great idea and a really effective way to show off something this lens does well that isn't how you'd normally think of using it. Thank you!
  6. Tdp

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    I had a motorcycle mount that I used to use to shoot videos with now and then but it broke. It held my 5DII and 16-35 wife used to joke that the camera/lens/tripod head was worth more than my entire motorcycle :)

    I've not replaced it yet but I keep thinking about it. I would like to try it with my EM5 and 7-14mm some day since the Olympus has such great IS.

    The video above my wife was sitting behind me holding the camera in front, it worked out ok for a quick test!
  7. pniev

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    Just saw your video! What a great way of showing the lens!
    Thanks, Peter
  8. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Out of curiosity, has anyone using this lens also used the Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 fisheye for m43? If so how do they compare.
  9. Tdp

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    It is probably the same lens with a different mount.
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  11. tol1l1yboy

    tol1l1yboy FujiXspot Rookie

    Feb 11, 2013
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    tol1l1yboy FujiXspot Rookie

    Feb 11, 2013
  13. donlaw

    donlaw FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 9, 2013
    Wow, that looks like a fun lens to have.
    On the wish list as of now...
  14. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2013
    TDP, is the lens worth keeping/purchasing? Annnd ... I just finished reviewing your video, do they have sidewalks in Taiwan?

  15. Tdp

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    Gary - I like it, and it seems like a great value for the cost. Build materials are done in metal and plastic, the focus ring is smooth and well dampened, f-stops have a good positive click and the distance scale seems right. Images turn out great though it does have a tad bit of barrel distortion (I slay me...)

    In the US this is what, a 300 dollar lens? If it was a big name brand lens it would be 600-900 dollars. Also it is small enough and light enough to not be noticed in the camera bag but be there for when you want to go silly wide. Today's outing I took the EM5+7-14, XE1+35 and threw the fisheye in just in case. I ended up using it a bit for some shots that really nothing else would do.