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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

according to the e-m1 manual

select IS, press info and scroll to select focal length and then press OK. Select focal length between 8mm and 100mm, choosing the one that is closest to that of the lens

cant help you with it resetting or not
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

ah - Iain beat me to it
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

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Originally Posted by Zuiko View Post
You have to make sure you only select aperture priority or manual exposure when using this lens; shutter priority and program modes won't work.
I might be doing things wrong but I've been using this lens predominantly with shutter priority (and not dialling in any IS) with no issues. Set the aperture you want on the lens and adjust your shutter speed to suit.
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Ab, fab, lens....Oh how I hate that saying.

Cannot sing it's praises highly enough.....VG value for 's

Don't just use it to get more in, it's a creative lens.
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Here's my youngest, pondering his punnet

i wonder if that's enough by damianmkv, on Flickr
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Gave my Samyang an outing the other day:

_6210144.jpg by Steve Russell, on Flickr
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

I don't offer the image below as a particularly good shot of a Lake Malawi sunset, but it's just an example of how this can be a fun travel lens. I stuffed it in a pocket as I left for South Africa and Malawi in the middle of May, and ended up using it quite a bit because of the unique viewpoint and ease of carriage.

I have barely had time to do any post-processing since returning, and so I've actually got quite a few HDR 3-shot, 2EV handheld fisheye series to play with over the coming weeks, of which this is an illustrative middle shot of one, quickly whizzed through CO:

MF E-M1 Cape Maclear by drmarkf, on Flickr
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

In case anyone wondered how much this lens can get in shot...a whole ferry

how wide is a fisheye ? by damianmkv, on Flickr
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Yes I love my Samyang 7.5mm. I really must use it more!
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

I have a question for the users of Samyang 7.5mm. How is the IQ of this lens?

I have the Samyang 8mm for DSLR. Before buying it i read that is a sharp lens. Then I had it and used it, I was not impressed by the IQ:
-in the center it is sharp in deed, but probably not better than 14-42 kit lens;
-in the corners it is soft (tested at F/8.0);
-it has more CA than any lens I used, but these can be corected easily with Olympus Viewer (but probably only when I shot raw). I shot raw all the time with my E-5, so CA is not a problem. The CA were purple, reds and greens.

For personal use, the IQ is good.
For professional use, it requires good editing to make it usable.
I agree, it is very nice to have a fish eye lens. Was a good investment and fun to play with it.
And probably the sharpness it is a very relative thing, depends from person to person. I ussually use 12-60mm SWD, and probably I am used with very good IQ. The fish eye IQ is more like a kit lens quality.

So what about 7.5mm ? How is the sharpness ? The CA (chromatic aberations)?

Thank you in advance for your comments !
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

I find it perfectly acceptable - ok, it might be a little soft at the edges but it's not mushy. I'm really critical ( overly perhaps ) and I'm very happy with it.

I'm out at the moment but I'll pop a piccy up later
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Here's another - excuse the Instagram crop - the corners are blurred in PP

Bassam991 by damianmkv, on Flickr
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Thank you for your comment, Damian.

Very interesting would be an sample without blured on the corners (I was interested especially in corners). But if you do not have it easy available, do not spend time on this.
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Re: Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye

Here's a couple - not sure if they're of any use

#fourinstance at Let's Race by damianmkv, on Flickr

bird's eye view of beach life by damianmkv, on Flickr

chesterton windmill by damianmkv, on Flickr
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