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Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon

You Pay: $289.00
Product Highlights
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167° Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Optics
  • For Use with APS-C and Full-Frame DSLR's
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12"
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood

The  8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon from Samyang gives you a 167° view with dramatic, exaggerated perspective when used with an APS-C camera, or a powerful circular image floating in the frame when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 8mm lens focuses as close as 12" (30.48 cm) from the lens. This version of the 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens comes with a removable lens hood that provides glare reduction and lens protection, but can be removed to offer an increased and unobstructed angle of view when shooting at full frame digital or 35mm.

Note! Produces a circular, vignette image on full-frame sensors or 35mm film

Ultra wide-angle 8mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective for dramatic effects
Ultra-wide 167° diagonal field-of-view for APS-C size image formats--will produce a rounded image that doesn't cover the entire frame when used with compatible full frame digital cameras or 35mm film cameras
Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 12" (30.48 cm) for enhanced close-up shots
The petal-style lens hood can be removed so as to not interfere with the image when shooting in full frame digital format or 35mm film.
Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Canon (APS-H)
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 167°
Minimum Focus Distance 12" (30.48 cm)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 10/7
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.95 x 3.04" (75 x 77.3 mm)
Weight 15.1 oz (428 g)
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Removable Petal-style Lens Hood
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Samyang8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Consistent output (7)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Low light (5)
      • Night photography (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent value with removable hood

      This is a great lens for the money, and with the new removable hood is even more versatile. It is a fullframe fisheye with an APS sized sensor, and produces a square image...Read complete review

      This is a great lens for the money, and with the new removable hood is even more versatile. It is a fullframe fisheye with an APS sized sensor, and produces a square image (with the hood on) just smaller than the coverage area of a 1D series camera. On a full frame camera with the hood removed it is a circular fisheye, but unfortunately the circle is slightly cropped out of the frame top and bottom.

      Image quality is soft wide open, but improves greatly by f5.6. At f8 it is extremely sharp edge to edge. CA is very reasonable for this type of lens and easily correctable. Lens flare is very well controlled even with bright lights or the sun in the frame.

      Build quality is outstanding. It feels solid and fits on the camera easily with no play in the mount at all. The focus ring is very smooth and well dampened, but it has a long throw which makes focusing difficult, especially in low light. It has no chip to communicate with the camera so you get no viewfinder focus confirmation, but I'm sure that is one of the things that keeps the price low.

      If it had better image quality wide open I would be giving it 5 stars instead of 4. The more expensive fisheye lenses from Sigma and Canon are better for sure, but for the price this lens is definitely worth investing in.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great lens for a great price

      You just can't beat this lens for the money. Nice weight, smooth operation. Better optics than expected for such an affordable lens. Bravo!

      You just can't beat this lens for the money. Nice weight, smooth operation. Better optics than expected for such an affordable lens. Bravo!

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      This is a great lens

      By Bob

      from Ft Lauderdale, Fl

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

        I have been using this lens to take sunsets and landscape so far. I am pleasantly surprised with the results. It is manual focus and aperture but that has not been a problem for me. The camera metering system works in AE then I set it to the preferred aperture. If you need to focus you can focus at the largest aperture then stop down for shooting. The camera then choose the shutter speed.

        It works great.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Samyang 8mm HD Fisheye is Fantastico

        By Seattleclick

        from PNW

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creativity
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Flexibility
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged
        • Sharp
        • Strong Construction
        • Wide Angle

        Cons

        • CA
        • Odd Flaring At Times
        • Slight Edge Distortion

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

        This was my first non-Canon lens purchase and I must say, I was very happy with the purchase. I have only used it on my Canon 7D to date and try to keep wide angle / fisheye distortion to a minimum in most cases by tilting the camera as little as possible. In high contrast scenes, I have noticed CA and lens flaring can be challenging at times (the latter is not unique to this lens). Additionally, I might bump the focus ring which I try to leave at infinity most of the time and end up with an occasional soft image. That's my fault as I should check it better but it's easy to just set it to F11 with infinity focus and just forget about the manual adjustments for many shots. Anyway, it's a sharp, nice quality lens with a solid construction and a great addition to one's kit without breaking the bank. I will purchase other Samyang lenses in the future based on this experience. One last recommendation to pair with it - Image Trends Fisheye-Hemi Photoshop plugin. Think about the time you spend searching for free lens profiles, software or files to aid with defishing...

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fun Lens

        By Nature Lady

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

          I'm new to DSLR cameras and this lens is teaching me so much by being all manual. Not a scary lens at all. Easy to use. Well constructed. I used it in a sporting dome for a basketball game and it was so fun to see the entire arena.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great lens for the price!

          By Michaelremaxpro

          from Orange, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

            Great lens for the price. Very sturdy and well built. Nice wide angle Fisheye images.

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            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent piece of Cheap Glass

            By AlexLamPhoto

            from Castro Valley, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

              This lens is for PRO photographer may not be work for amateur or beginner, this LENS is 100% Manual Focus and Aperture if you don't know your camera setting don't bother in buying it you will regret by returning it...

              This lens is awesome at f/8 to f/12 focus point at Infinity Crispy Clear and nice color.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Fun Fisheye

              By Bill in GA

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                    Fun lens for that special perspective. A little chromatic abberation that can be corrected. Being fully manual is not a problem for me. Depth of field is so great at f5.6 or 8 that focusing is not critical. Lens flare when the sun is in the image is minimal. My main use for this lens is spherical panoramas. This is an excellent lens for this. Many pro reviews on other sites have stated that this is the best entry level fisheye on the market. Over all, I'm well plesed with this lens for panos and getting those unique shots.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I am now a believer

                    By Grey Fox on the Hill

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Real Estate Panos

                      Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                      I'll keep this short. This lens was purchased to do real estate panos. It works like a charm to get beautiful 360 panos. If you are looking for a lens for this purpose this is the one. The removable lens hood makes this one the clear choice. Where I got the biggest suprise was how cool the 8mm is in the studio. I shoot cosplay models and to get wild looks this lens rocks. The lens at about f/8 is so sharp you could cut yourself with it. I'm not kidding this is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever used. For the price I can't see why anyone would pass on a purchase. It's another tool in your kit you should have. Auto focus, we don't need no stinking auto focus with this one. Put it at about 0.5 M at f/8 and shoot, you will be in focus. I love this lens and I highly recommend it, get one.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Great lens for a great price

                      By Rick

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Price
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Meteor Showers
                      • Security
                      • Special Effects

                      Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                      You just can't beat this lens for the money. Nice weight, smooth operation. Better optics than expected for such an affordable lens. Bravo!

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      good lens

                      By MoMa

                      from Mountain View, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output

                      Cons

                      • Tough To Attach

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                      I like this lens and the fisheye effect. The lens is manual, and it takes a little bit of time to get used to setting the aperture the old fashioned way, but this is not a big problem. Manual focus is also easy since the depth of field is large. So far I'm happy with pictures I've taken.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great affordable lens

                      By Number 46

                      from Sweetser, Indiana

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Panoramic

                        Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                        I use this lens on a crop sensor camera to take 360x180 panoramic photos with a Nodal Ninja R10 head. The results are great if you don't mind a fully manual lens. This doesn't have the bells and whistles that the Sigma lens has but the image is great and the price is awesome.

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                        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Excellent value with removable hood

                        By Jerseyshooter

                        from Central NJ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Video

                          Comments about Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                          This is a great lens for the money, and with the new removable hood is even more versatile. It is a fullframe fisheye with an APS sized sensor, and produces a square image (with the hood on) just smaller than the coverage area of a 1D series camera. On a full frame camera with the hood removed it is a circular fisheye, but unfortunately the circle is slightly cropped out of the frame top and bottom.

                          Image quality is soft wide open, but improves greatly by f5.6. At f8 it is extremely sharp edge to edge. CA is very reasonable for this type of lens and easily correctable. Lens flare is very well controlled even with bright lights or the sun in the frame.

                          Build quality is outstanding. It feels solid and fits on the camera easily with no play in the mount at all. The focus ring is very smooth and well dampened, but it has a long throw which makes focusing difficult, especially in low light. It has no chip to communicate with the camera so you get no viewfinder focus confirmation, but I'm sure that is one of the things that keeps the price low.

                          If it had better image quality wide open I would be giving it 5 stars instead of 4. The more expensive fisheye lenses from Sigma and Canon are better for sure, but for the price this lens is definitely worth investing in.

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                          • No

                          Share this review

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