Sunday, August 28, 2011

Yes, I got a fisheye

Samyang 8mm F3.5 is a really good, affordable fisheye lens for those who want to play a bit, see the world at a different perspective and not spend too much money at the same time. I’m not going to write a long review (you can find some online). Just some few subjective things what I do and don’t like.

First of all just click here to see detailed specification on

The good
  • Great overall price to quality comparison. It costs just aprox. 230 euro (purchased in Poland) when Nikkor AF 10.5mm f/2.8 is around 700.
  • Really nice contrast and colors
  • Sharp at f/5.6 – f/16
  • Great built quality
  • Small in size and not too heavy (435g)
  • Small vignette

The bad
  • There’s no f/4.0, just f/3.5 and f/5.6
  • It’s not possible to attach any filters
  • Not too sharp at f/3.5 but really good at f/5.6 – f/16
  • No autofocus (not such a big problem in fisheye type lenses but would be nice to have it)

Sample Samyang 8mm F3.5 photos



  1. fajne te fotki z tym obiektywem:)

  2. Hello, Maciej Rachwaniec

    Awe inspiring your works...
    It lets me feel warmth with the humanity.

    Thank you for your usual visit and heart.

    Have a good weekend.
    From Saga, Japan.
    ruma ✰

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