Samyang (or Rokinon, Opteka, Walimex etc) f3.5 camera lens review
Author: Christopher Frost Photography
The Sizzler was my favorite ride when I was little!
Hi Chris, I’m doubting about this one and the
Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5, could you gimme some advice? thanks!
this lens is compatible with canon 700d/T5i ?
Can I use for nikon full frame body??
I don’t understand why people insist that no AF on this lens is a tradeoff: ITS A FISHEYE! Even at f/3.5 you have a HUGE depth of field!
i’ll be getting this along with a canon 6d full frame for taking 360° panoramas 🙂 thanks for the review!
I gave the 85mm f1.4 to my littlebrother last year!
I will be buying this fisheye but not for myself but for a girl I know who uses sony!!
Thanks for the review, really useful.
If you could share the link of the item where it is located or the website you bought it from that would really helpful.
wanted to know if this is compatible with the canon EOS 70D series of camera
does it work on Canon 5D Mark II ? can anybody tell me please ?
Amazing video. Since you’re an expert on camera lenses what do you think is the beast canon lens for star trail and milky way pictures?
Next month im buying mine! I just love the fisheye effect!
got mine yesterday and got lots of awesome shots for band photography 😀
Awesome lens for action video (focus free). There is no excuse not to buy one, unless you’re a brand snob. As good as the Nikon 10.5mm fish, but for less than half price! See my video review…
what website can i get it from? (uk)
The Nikon (only) version has AE connections which lets you control the aperture with the camera.
great review video, what country is this. thank you
addicted, I feel this lens is good but I have moved on to mirrorless micro four thirds camera, Panasonic lumix G7 and I already have 5 lenses for it. But the lens you are referring to is an excellent choice. I used it to shoot a video for a friend and it was great.
Yes it can
Thank you so much for the review. It answers many of my concerns on the lens and made me made up my mind to get one.
Hi Chris, first off thank you for all your videos. Do you know if this lens can mount on a canon 6d? because they listed as a lens for aps-c.
Nice man. Great review! 🙂
Fun video Christopher, I enjoyed that.
i’ve just bought this lens (branded opteka) and i think the focus ring have some problem, from 0.3 m to 0.5 the ring is not fluid and it sound scratchy, after 0.5 is completely different, really smooth and fluid.
Does your lens do the same?
should i buy 8mm 2.8 fish eye for my Sony camera ?? as 3.5 mm is hardly seen ? i think 3.5mm is discontinued model is there any difference in image quality
The build quality of SAMYANG lens are all weak internally. HOld by cheap plastic, small screws, and glue. The shell feel so solid since the modular design. The fail rate of SAMYANG are high, really high. Roger Cicala in LEnsrentals.com tear them down and no surprise from the statistic number of failure Samyang lens
good review dude thanks!
got this used in almost mint condition for $120!
Hi Chris, you have now become my ‘go to’ man for for all lenses. Thank you for the information and I dig the piano jazz!
I was wondering is this lens the same as the Kelda 8mm fisheye I was using on the weekend. It looks the same. About $150 cheaper.
Love the review. So true about getting an ultrawide and the story changes. You can pretty go around all the place you have been and produce a whole new set of photos with the new lens!
I have been on the SEL16F28 with the 0.75x ultrawide adapter attached virtually all the time. I might consider this or the 12mm.
Hey cool vid! I just got the 8mm today and love it. I contemplating getting the 12mm version too. What would be the advantage of getting the 12mm if you already have the 8mm?
can you also review a 15mm fisheye if you can get your hands on one
that’s a rokinon lens
Excellent review. Many thanks!
Nice video man! Just subscribed!
Thank you for an excellent review, lens looks really good!
Great review, I was wondering why my shots were coming out so soft. It was because I was shooting at 3.5.
this lens is a crap 🙁 unfortunatly. i use it
thanks for shearing
I couldn’t have said it any better. I’ve had this lens for about 3 years now, and I am absolutely blown away by how sharp the images come out of it; especially when you consider the price. I absolutely love this lens, and would recommend any photographer looking for a fun walk-around lens (with an APS-C camera) to get one!
I’m looking to purchase a 14mm lens from Rokinon. From the test footage I’ve seen from it, I feel I won’t be let down by that one as well. 🙂
Very-very good rewiev! Greate thanks! Nice and clever.