Samyang 8mm f2.8 Fisheye for Fuji X mount - £231.33 on Amazon
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Samyang 8mm f2.8 Fisheye for Fuji X mount - £231.33 on Amazon

£231.33
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Found 24th Jun 2014
I can't afford the (very good) Fujinon 10-24mm zoom at the moment, and I really like wide angle, so to tide me over I thought I'd go for something a little different and try a Fisheye - if you're in a similar situation, this might be a good compromise.

This is the best price I can find without going for a grey import/ebay etc.

The lens uses a type of stereographic projection, which means there's less of a centre bulge and less compression round the edges whilst preserving the relationship of angles in the image.
This makes it pretty good for defishing using programs like Hugin, which gives results roughly equivalent to around 12mm, I think.

As it is, I quite like the plain fisheye effect!

It's a manual lens and build quality is excellent. Also, with this focal length it's very easy to get things in focus.

Here's a snap I took last wednesday with my X-A1 - 38.media.tumblr.com/a68…jpg

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I've got a Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 for my G6, I'm really impressed by the image (and build) quality.

westernsmith

Here's a snap I took last wednesday with my X-A1



Great shot, what processing has this had out of interest? Vignette (i.e. remove dark edges caused by fisheye)?, colour saturation?

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Roger_Irrelevant

Great shot, what processing has this had out of interest? Vignette (i.e. … Great shot, what processing has this had out of interest? Vignette (i.e. remove dark edges caused by fisheye)?, colour saturation?


Thanks!

Just upped the saturation a fair amount and clarity a little in lightroom. This one just the white balance - 37.media.tumblr.com/8a0…jpg

I can see little, if any, vignetting with this lens - it's remarkable good.

It is surprisingly good, I saw some wedding photos where the lens was 15mm (I think) and the corners were heavily vignetted.

Should imagine there's a few Urbexers would be interest in this lens.
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