Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye

Review of Peleng 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens. Review created 2006, latest update 2013.

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Facts

  • a classic manual fisheye lens dating back to the good old days
  • estimated retail price 350 USD
  • in my use from 6/2005 to 10/2008
  • was my first fisheye lens ever and filled that need well

Pros

  • like any fisheye lens this lens can offer lots of fun
  • a real classic
  • resonable sharp when stopped down to f/8 or f/11
  • easy to focus manually due to huge depth-of-field
  • M42 mount version can be mounted to different camera systems via adapters

Cons

  • is very soft wide open and so it is not at its best indoors
  • today there are better options like Samyang's manual fisheye lenses