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Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra Wide-Angle Manual Lens
  • Designed for Micro Four Thirds System
  • 180º Diagonal Angle of View
  • Budget-friendly and Well-designed

Color: Black

Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Silver

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The 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens from Samyang - Black is the first model in a new series of Samyang lenses designed specifically for the Micro Four Thirds system of cameras. Compact and with superior optics it is compatible with any micro four thirds mount. Providing a 180º angle of view, this lens is ideal for shooting panoramic vistas and for stitching together sweeping full 360º views. It is perfect for exploring the creativity of wide-angle lenses by distorting and exaggerating normal perspectives and with its large depth of field, it's a great lens for close-up shots and fun portraits. The built-in petal shaped lens hood provides some protection for the lens but more so, assures that glare and flare stay out of your photographs. Samyang will be introducing more lenses for micro four thirds cameras, but this simple, affordable lens offers a great option for MFT users to explore their world from a fisheye perspective.

Fisheye lens for micro four thirds system
Large depth of field
Compact design, simple to use
Available in black and silver
Performance
Focal Length 7.5mmFour Thirds and Micro 4/3 1
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Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 180°
Four Thirds Picture Angle:
Minimum Focus Distance 3.54" (.09 m)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 9/7
Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.36 x 1.90" (60 x 48.3 mm)
Weight 6.95 oz (197 g)
Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black
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    Samyang7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Silver
     
    4.6

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      3rd fisheye I've used, and maybe best

      I have been using fisheye lenses for over 10 years, starting with a 16mm full-frame one for film Nikons. I have taken thousands of shots with a 10.5mm Nikon DX fisheye lens, and...Read complete review

      I have been using fisheye lenses for over 10 years, starting with a 16mm full-frame one for film Nikons. I have taken thousands of shots with a 10.5mm Nikon DX fisheye lens, and added this lens as my 3rd MFT lens. So far I have used it for landscapes and architectural shots. Since it is a fully manual lens, I use aperture priority mode, set the lens on f5.6 and focus it at where I guess the hyperfocus distance is just below infinity. It is very sharp and color rendering seems excellent. Matrix metering does not work well due to the large angle of view (I use center-weight or spot). My only complaint is that indicated focal distance jumps from 0.25 meters to infinity, which makes setting hyperfocus distance a guess.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      very good price-quality ratio

      With this lensi you can take photos at ISO 100 in extremely low light situation. It's only 3.5 aperture but with that wide opening it's enough for taking photos without extra support (just by...Read complete review

      With this lensi you can take photos at ISO 100 in extremely low light situation. It's only 3.5 aperture but with that wide opening it's enough for taking photos without extra support (just by hand) at so slow shutter speed than 1:2,5 without problems. Manual focus is not a problem either. If taking landscape images, it's normally enough to keep it at infinity.

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      5.0

      Fantastic lens

      By Stefan

      from Denmark

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

            Sharp images
            Easy to use
            Bang for the buck

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            very good price-quality ratio

            By Tourist

            from Helsinki, Finland

            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

            With this lensi you can take photos at ISO 100 in extremely low light situation. It's only 3.5 aperture but with that wide opening it's enough for taking photos without extra support (just by hand) at so slow shutter speed than 1:2,5 without problems. Manual focus is not a problem either. If taking landscape images, it's normally enough to keep it at infinity.

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            5.0

            Truly great

            By Mike B.

            from Pennsylvania

            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

            This is an exceptional lens. Don't let the price tag fool you. Some of my favorite shots have been taken with this lens. Just take your time during composition and mind your toes and knuckles. It is built well, snappy aperture ring, smooth focus ring (which won't get used much), and very good sharpness. Must have lens for any m4/3 shooter.

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            5.0

            Great!

            By Jeff

            from Montreal, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

            Great quality. Manual focus is not an issue with such great depth of field.

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            4.0

            Fun, capable, manual control

            By Watchman10

            from Salem, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                  I'm very happy with this lens. (My first fisheye - micro four thirds mount.) Solid, inexpensive, and tiny. I find it complements my Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm quite well. De-fished, it can approximate a field of view well under 7mm, maybe even <5mm. I plan to use it in quite a variety of situations, especially indoors. A few observations:- This lens can be difficult to adjust. Its smallness means the two control rings (aperture and focus) are close together and close to the camera body. They are also quite stiff. Thankfully, I have small hands.- Focused to infinity, sharpness is lacking at f/3.5 and best at f/5.6. Diffraction seems to set in at smaller apertures.- Close focusing seems quite good. Lowest setting is 9 cm. Sharpness at 0.8 ft. seems excellent in the range f/3.5-f/8.- I have noticed only very slight chromatic aberration and lens flare with my Olympus E-M10. There can be some ghosting of bright lights toward the edges (a double image).

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                  5.0

                  3rd fisheye I've used, and maybe best

                  By John from Alaska

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Silver:

                    I have been using fisheye lenses for over 10 years, starting with a 16mm full-frame one for film Nikons. I have taken thousands of shots with a 10.5mm Nikon DX fisheye lens, and added this lens as my 3rd MFT lens. So far I have used it for landscapes and architectural shots. Since it is a fully manual lens, I use aperture priority mode, set the lens on f5.6 and focus it at where I guess the hyperfocus distance is just below infinity. It is very sharp and color rendering seems excellent. Matrix metering does not work well due to the large angle of view (I use center-weight or spot). My only complaint is that indicated focal distance jumps from 0.25 meters to infinity, which makes setting hyperfocus distance a guess.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very Nice Lens

                    By Gregk

                    from Indiana

                    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                    Solid, well constructed lens. Value received here.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Fun fisheye

                    By Andrew

                    from Boulder, Co

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • All manual

                    Best Uses

                    • Fisheye Shots

                    Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                    I just spent a few hours shooting with this around my house, and I love it. It's reasonably sharp, got a huge field of view, and is a fun lens to have on hand.

                    It's very old-school. Manual focus, manual aperture, and no information sent back to the camera. Either I had to be in full manual, or my camera (Olympus E-P2) handled exposure by adjusting the ISO automatically.

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                    5.0

                    Manual focus not an issue!

                    By Larry

                    from Toledo Ohio

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video

                      Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Silver:

                      Bought this lens to try on my OMD/em5. What a fun lens! Build quality reminds me of the film days lenses. (built to last)

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome on the OM-D EM-5!

                      By Paul S.C.

                      from Albany, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                          This lens is awesome. Period. If you have been considering getting a fisheye on MFT, just get this lens. It is SO amazing for the money.If you are nervous about manual focus, do not fret! With such a wide angle lens, you get a huge depth of field without trying. I set mine around f/5.6 and pull the focus just a tiny bit before infinity and everything from a meter or two away to infinity is sharp.

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                          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Learning to use manual focus...

                          By Luiz

                          from Criciúma, SC Brazil

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                            Nice Lens!

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great lens for m4/3

                            By A/V Man

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Bad Lens Cap

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Silver:

                            Great lens. If you are looking for a high quality fisheye look no further. This thing is sharp, well built, and delivers beautiful high contrast images. Don't worry that its only manual focus and aperture. Just shoot in A or M modes. I also program a fn. button on my OMD to zoom in on a selected area so manual focus is painless. Most shots are at infinity anyways. One negative to mention, I do not like the lens cap. It's tough to find correct position for it to click on and it's leaves permanent marks on the silver finish of the built in lens hood. Otherwise, this lens is pretty flawless. For the price it's a great buy.

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                            5.0

                            Extraordinary Fish Eye MFT Lens

                            By Arnon

                            from Tel-Aviv Israel

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Manual focus lens
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Have not found bad points

                            Best Uses

                            • Architecture interesting
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                            I am a loss adjuster and surveyor and use (amongst oters)an Olympus OMD E-M5 camera for work and leisure. For showing large expanses of production halls, buildings etc. I find this lens very useful - both at work as well as for tourism, where it allows expansive internal building photos (with the high ISO available in the OMD, with very good results!). Your service in sending and supplying the lesns was exemplery - it arrived perfectliy packed within the three days you stated - much appreciated!

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best value for m43rds fisheye lenses

                            By mnmnyuen

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                              I have been looking at the following Fisheye lens in the m43rds format:
                              Pany Fisheye
                              Pany Fisheye converter for 14mm
                              Samyang Fisheye

                              The converter makes the 14mm about an 11mm, which isn't as wide as the Samyang at 7.5mm, and the Samyang is much cheaper than the Pany Fisheye (nearly half the cost), so in terms of performance to cost, this Samyang is easily the best value for the m43rds format so far.

                              Immediate impression upon getting the lens is that it's extremely well made and solid for such a tiny lens. Comes with a lens pouch which is nice (hello Olympus...).

                              Pics taken so far have been terrific and this lens is a lot of fun. Set it at about f5.6 and everything is sharp. It can be used for shooting in low/dim light conditions, but I recommend setting it up on a tripod to get the very best out of it.

                              Furthermore, this fisheye helps to fill a gap in my lens kit. I have been looking for an ultra-wide angle lens, and all of the current ones available are really pricy (but worth it too I think). By getting this lens and "defishing" the pics (Hugin Freeware), I have by all accounts a pretty inexpensive ultra-wide angle lens for landscape photography (I would still prefer the Pany 7-14mm, but that's nearly 3 times the cost of this lens...)

                              The only drawback that I can see for people getting this lens is that it's a manual focus lens (much like the Canon FD legacy lenses that I use so you have to shoot in manual mode "without lens"), but I don't have any issues with that and I find it a pleasure to be able to manually adjust my aperature where I want it anyways.

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                              5.0

                              Lots of fun and does nice senics

                              By Jblk9695

                              from San Bernardino, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT Lens - Black:

                                I use this little lens on a Oly Epl1 and on a Pany G1 with really pleasing results. Lots of fun to just play around with, just don't forget to change the focus if your getting up close to your subject. Works very well for senics, has very nice color, a bit on the warm side but I like that. Takes in a whole lot of landscape just be careful with alignment or use the curve of the lens for different effects. I shoot with the aperature set to f8 and the camera on aperature prefered, seems to be a good outdoor all around setting. I would recommend this lens.

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