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Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
2 Feb 2012 1:18PM
Seen these on Ebay don't know if they're any good, but might save the expense of buying a specific lens.....Just an idea of course.

Ade
MikeRC 15 3.6k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 1:19PM
...I'd love to have a go with one but unfortunately doesn't fit in with my kind of prefered photography.

....best I keep saving for the Nikon 200-400 Smile
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 4:46PM
I have a Samyang 8mm, which I use on my Canon 50D, which gives the 'diagonal' fish-eye effect....but I have used it on
my Canon 5D, & gives a 'circular' fish-eye effect.....including the INSIDE of the fixed lens-hood !!.Grin

But if you want a 'diagonal' fish-eye on full frame...Samyang do a gorgeous 14mm !!!!

Both lenses are totally manual control, & the 8mm is biting sharp in the mid-range apertures....I think they're both in the
250 to 300 range, not sure ??

Hope that helps !!!!
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Feb 2012 6:28PM
cheers all
Prices for Samyang are attractive. However, I am not so sure about manual control as I would mainly use it for people photography. Having said that, as Dof should be large for a fisheye lens, So it might not be such a problem?......
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
2 Feb 2012 6:51PM
I have the 8mm Samyang on my Sony A350 and don't even think about the DOF Smile It didn't take long to get the hang of what little manual adjustments were needed and I rather love it. I've a few pics in my ALBUM
MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
2 Feb 2012 8:24PM
I think the 7.5m Samyang version for M43 looks good too
theorderingone 16 2.4k
3 Feb 2012 11:21PM

Quote:But if you want a 'diagonal' fish-eye on full frame...Samyang do a gorgeous 14mm !!!!


The Samyang 14mm is a rectilinear lens, not a fisheye. Straight lines come out (close to) straight.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
4 Feb 2012 9:56PM
was once tempted with the cheap Peleng lenses...

Then they went from dirt cheap to not so cheap

Then I lost interest...
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 9:17AM

Quote:But if you want a 'diagonal' fish-eye on full frame...Samyang do a gorgeous 14mm !!!!
The Samyang 14mm is a rectilinear lens, not a fisheye. Straight lines come out (close to) straight.



So, which samyang is a diagonal fish eye on full frame camera?
I am really looking to get one.
theorderingone 16 2.4k
5 Mar 2012 2:12PM

Quote:So, which samyang is a diagonal fish eye on full frame camera?
I am really looking to get one.



Looking at their lens line up , they don't do one.

For a simialr grade of lens (manual focus etc) you'll probably be looking at something like a Zenitar 16mm f/2.8. I think you can pick them up off ebay fairly cheap.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 2:28PM
isn't Samyang 8mm diagonal fish eye for FF too?
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 4:16PM
Hi Cole.......The Samyang 8mm is a diagonal fish-eye for APS-c sensors, as on my 50D, but I've also
used it on my 5D, & it gives a circular image on the full-frame sensor......it even shows the INSIDE
of the petal-shaped lens hood !!!!!!!.GrinGrin

It's a great 'fun' lens to use.....giving some real 'wacky' images.

As I understand it the nearest Samyang to this for FF is the 14mm, but as it's supposed to be
rectilinear, it doesn't have the distortion of the 8mm......& I'm VERY tempted myself !!!!.Grin
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 6:27PM
what does rectilinear mean?
discreetphoton Plus
16 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 6:51PM
Distortion corrected, Cole. Look here
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 6:58PM
Cheers David.
But what's the point of having a fish eye lens that has the distortion corrected?

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