Samyang 8mm F/3.5 Fisheye Lens Review w Sample Pictures

An independent review of the Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens. BONUS CONTENT: numerous sample pictures are shown. View my Flickr page for full-resolution versions of the sample photos and many more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/petethegeek/

I welcome your constructive comments, questions and suggestions.

This lens was purchased from B&H Photo:
Samyang 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/859154-REG/Samyang_SY8MAE_N_8mm_f_3_5_Fisheye_Lens.html

Defishing software:
ImageTrends Fisheye Hemi (I use “Fisheye-Hemi 2” for the Samyang 8mm)
http://www.imagetrendsinc.com/products/prodpage_hemi.asp

Panorama software:
Kolor AutoPano Pro
http://www.kolor.com/panorama-software-autopano-pro.html

Comments

Kuok Liang Chin says:

Pete my only criticism is that you don’t do videos anymore. This was great, please get back into posting photography equipment reviews on YT

Danijel L says:

Nice setup, D 7100 is an awesome camera, I used to have it before I got the D 800. Now Im thinking to get this lens to complete my lenses. Do you prefer this lens before a wide angle for landscapes? I have the  28 mm 1.8G which is a brilliant lens, but sometimes I want something very wide to get the whole scene.

Elymaryta Khaoya says:

What do u mean u can’t show us? You’ve never heard of live view??

J_ Sen says:

What happens while recording a video? Do you have to reset the focus adjustments or does it stay focused?

Rob Tokar says:

Turning the manual focus switches tells the ‘camera’ to not try and move lens, will save battery.

lyn leigh says:

This was great and super informative. Thanks 🙂

Michael Adams-Wade says:

Good review thanks for doing step by step 🙂

Sam Brayshaw says:

Is live view possible?

D. Estrada says:

Pete, nice video clip to sway me to purchase mine today! Thank you for your effort!

stardomee says:

this is fantastic review for a very interesting lens! I’m glad you’re a fan of cube puzzles, some really tough ones I can see 🙂 subscribed!

teonguyen1 says:

Do you know if I can control the aperture on D7000 if i buy CS II version.  Thank you.

Denis Fournier says:

good review thanks Pete.

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