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yorky
17th February 2014, 05:07 PM
Has anyone get on feedback on this lens at all please

Ian
17th February 2014, 05:26 PM
Moved this thread to the Wide Angle board under Lens Focus.

Yorky - are you looking for info on Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds with regards to this lens?

Ian

yorky
17th February 2014, 05:37 PM
Yes I was/am considering buying one Ian

Ian
17th February 2014, 05:46 PM
Yes I was/am considering buying one Ian

:) But for Micro Four Thirds or DSLR Four Thirds? :)

Ian

StephenL
17th February 2014, 06:03 PM
I have the m4/3 version, and whilst its use is limited I really like it. I have a few samples in my gallery. It can successfully be de-fished to give a flatter field of view.

yorky
17th February 2014, 06:17 PM
For the Micro four thirds Ie the pen.

David M
17th February 2014, 06:28 PM
The 4/3 is 8mm, the m4/3 is 7.5mm.

byegad
17th February 2014, 09:57 PM
I have the mFT one, actually a Rokinon but I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same lens, except for the name. Great fun and a real change of pace for me. I'm usually peering down a long telephoto lens at wildlife! So a lens with near 180 degrees FoV is a real eye-opener. Pun intended. :DSorry!

David M
17th February 2014, 10:22 PM
The Samyangs are rebadged as Rokinon, Vivitar and a few other brands.

Peter_Hartland
17th February 2014, 10:47 PM
Chris Grew has it. Works a treat on the OM-D. An example of one of his images is here
Samyung 7.5mm example (http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3975350)

Doug H
17th February 2014, 11:02 PM
I bought a used Samyang mFT for a Norwegian cruise to view the Northern Lights and intended to sell it again afterwards. The lens didn't disappoint (though the Lights could have been better) - it does take some getting used to and I'm still learning, but I've hung on to it.
I thought about the Olympus 9-18, but doubted I'd use it enough to warrant the extra cost and I figured a used Samyang wouldn't be an expensive mistake if I didn't take to it.
There simply is no alternative at this angle and price!
Doug

raichea
17th February 2014, 11:36 PM
I've just bought one... (from eGlobaldirect, as it happens - the import duty/charges meant the saving was around 16 cf. Amazon - doubt I'd bother again). It's nice... the manual aspect of it isn't a problem if you're used to shooting manual or using exposure comp.

Haven't taken many shots with it as yet, but it's a fun lens, and a lot cheaper than the auto lenses. (I doubt I'd have justified the expense otherwise, as I doubt I'll use it a huge amount). IQ is pretty good.

yorky
18th February 2014, 09:55 AM
Thanks very much everyone for your helpful comments, I am awaiting delivery as I write from the great river god Amazon! I thought I would treat myself to something unusual. I am not sure about the manual bit. I suppose it will mean delving back to using an old Leica 3G of more years back than I really want to remember:-(

StephenL
18th February 2014, 10:36 AM
Just stick it on f8, move the focus ring about 1/4" from infinity, aperture priority, and you'll be fine!

Dave in Wales
18th February 2014, 10:46 AM
Just stick it on f8, move the focus ring about 1/4" from infinity, aperture priority, and you'll be fine!

Diffraction could be a problem at f8 (equivalent to f16 in FF) I stick my 7.5 on f4.

StephenL
18th February 2014, 10:54 AM
Diffraction could be a problem at f8 (equivalent to f16 in FF) I stick my 7.5 on f4.
Never noticed to be an issue. :)

Doug H
18th February 2014, 11:19 AM
I do similar but use a wide elastic band around both the focus and aperture rings to make sure my fumbling does not move them - especially but not only in the dark.
Doug

yorky
18th February 2014, 11:48 AM
Thanks Stephen & Dave, I will try both when it arrives. I do actually have the 9-18 which is a grand lens but I once went on an Olympus based course at Keswick in the Lake District-They had any lens you wanted to try, but the 7-14 was a little bit overwhelming with that huge curved front element. Most of chickened out with that one.

Peter_Hartland
18th February 2014, 10:44 PM
Diffraction could be a problem at f8 (equivalent to f16 in FF) I stick my 7.5 on f4.

I agree f4 with the focus around the same will focus almost everything from a couple of inches to infinity. Just be careful where you place your hand in the lens & keep your feet in, unless of course you want then in the image.

trailer
19th February 2014, 12:54 PM
You can also get some interesting effects when you shut down the aperture (@f22):

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/11029792654_3aa46abba5.jpg

And as mentioned, stick it on infinity and you get an excellent focus right down to some inches (@f10):

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/11336301973_0cd28c0da1.jpg

No defishing. If you get the lens level to horizontal on both axis I find the rest looks after itself. (Samyang 7.5mm + EM-1)

raichea
19th February 2014, 02:25 PM
Interesting, even at f/3.5, my DoF calculator says that this lens, on a 4/3 sensor camera, has a hyperfocal distance of about 1m. At f/10, this becomes 43cm and 20cm at f/22.

yorky
19th February 2014, 03:42 PM
Well, I am still awaiting delivery-something has gone wrong with the delivery service I would try 5.6 for most shots. It seems to do well with the other lenses.

pdk42
19th February 2014, 03:43 PM
It's a great lens - sharp, nice build, fantastic FOV, fun to use, not too expensive. This is my favourite shot with it to date:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3773/10465823125_1c46e93b1c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_kaye/10465823125/)
Mushroom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_kaye/10465823125/) by Paul Kaye (http://www.flickr.com/people/paul_kaye/), on Flickr

themosttogain
19th February 2014, 04:07 PM
I knew I shouldn't have looked at this thread...now I bloody want one!

The Technician
19th February 2014, 04:45 PM
Me too! my list of want one lenses is growing, and the wife will not like that :-)

Old Nick
23rd February 2014, 11:56 AM
Well, I am still awaiting delivery-something has gone wrong with the delivery service

If/when it turns up, I'd be interested to know if it has the 1m and 3ft indicators on the distance scale, I've been trying to find one that has.
linus1884 posted some comparison images in another thread (which I can't include in the quote because my post count is too low :rolleyes:):

stephen cracking photos! i got my samyang fish last year from ukdigital they offered me a 3yr warrenty on it, which i think is standard now,

just out of curiosity did you get the newer version with the 1m distance marker? see below for comparison

[snip]

mine didnt but that hasnt bothered me, might be useful for others :)

StephenL
23rd February 2014, 12:34 PM
No, mine hadn't got the extra marking, but it has now courtesy of a thin blob of Tippex!

pdk42
24th February 2014, 11:18 PM
FYI - posted a comparison of defished and cropped images from the Sammy on mu43.com. You can see it here:

http://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=60658

The Technician
25th February 2014, 11:59 AM
Well I got one :-) can not wait to try it out this weekend.

yorky
25th February 2014, 01:00 PM
Well I got one :-) can not wait to try it out this weekend.

I think you will have some fun with it.:D

yorky
25th February 2014, 02:02 PM
Hi just came across this on the 4/3rds rumours site. It appear to be very similar to the Samyung I just got delivered
http://www.dealsrunner.com/deals/walimex-pro-7-5-mm-1-3-5-fish-eye-fur-micro-four-thirds

Old Nick
25th February 2014, 02:23 PM
Hi just came across this on the 4/3rds rumours site. It appear to be very similar to the Samyung I just got delivered

Yeah Samyang lens are often rebranded as Vivitar, Falcon, Rokinon, Walimex, Bower, Opteka, Polar and Pro-Optic.

Did you see my earlier question, by the way?

If/when it turns up, I'd be interested to know if it has the 1m and 3ft indicators on the distance scale, I've been trying to find one that has.

yorky
25th February 2014, 04:19 PM
Yes, sorry, mine is marked as the picture of the walmex .25 & .08

Old Nick
25th February 2014, 06:26 PM
Yes, sorry, mine is marked as the picture of the walmex .25 & .08

Ah OK, thanks. I'm starting to think there aren't any at all with the 1m/3ft marks on them, the person I emailed at UK Digital (a Samyang UK distributor) had never heard of such marks either. The 2 eBay sellers I contacted said their stock didn't have them.

But if there are none then why are there product photos floating around that keep getting used that clearly show marks for 1m and 3ft??? :confused:

I guess I'll end up doing a DIY job with Tippex like StephenL :rolleyes:

David M
25th February 2014, 10:50 PM
The photos could be a pre-production copy with different markings. It wouldn't be the first time that's happened.

dbutch
25th February 2014, 11:07 PM
I really like mine and use it a lot more than I thought I would

watch out for your fingers in the frame though

Dave

linus1884
26th February 2014, 12:25 PM
The photos could be a pre-production copy with different markings. It wouldn't be the first time that's happened.

Ah OK, thanks. I'm starting to think there aren't any at all with the 1m/3ft marks on them, the person I emailed at UK Digital (a Samyang UK distributor) had never heard of such marks either. The 2 eBay sellers I contacted said their stock didn't have them.

But if there are none then why are there product photos floating around that keep getting used that clearly show marks for 1m and 3ft??? :confused:

I guess I'll end up doing a DIY job with Tippex like StephenL :rolleyes:

Old Nick, i think David may be right, i did a little searching it looks like the images with the 1m/3ft markings have been used as early as 2011 for a press review. i'd assumed after i recieved mine that the lens had been updated with the markings, hence my original post.

Do let us know how you get on with yours when you receive it :)

beckyi90
17th June 2014, 12:31 PM
That light house shot is brilliant.

on another note love my fisheye lens, bought it for a trip to Canada it was a brilliant choice.

byegad
17th June 2014, 02:00 PM
Couldn't agree more, an excellent lens albeit specialised in use.