Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye

Review of Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye lens. Review created 2013.

Facts

Pros

  • offers the full fisheye fun
  • from f/5.6 provides nice image quality beating the classic Peleng
  • has a thing called stereographic projection that everybody wants but no other fisheye lens on the market offers
  • usable on a 1.3x crop body with a little cropping

Cons

  • images shot full open lack some sharpness and contrast, so best to use it starting from f/5.6
  • targeted to 1.6x crop bodies