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YasuharaMadoka 180 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount
 
3.3

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4.0

super

By romanrodin

from Brooklyn NY

About Me Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Independent Films

Comments about Yasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount:

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1.0

Not for me

By The Limb Reaper

from Butler, Pennsylvania

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Lacks Functionality
  • Limited Compatibility
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Yasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount:

    Does not work well with the Sony NEX-VG10/20. This lens is similar to looking through a doors wide angle "peep hole". Its fisheye view was so wide and the lens is so compact that it picked up the microphone on the VG20 camera. Since the microphone is a permanent fixture on the VG20 this lens did not work for me. It did fit readily to the E-mount without a problem.

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    5.0

    Very impressed!

    By Argo

    from Fairborn, Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Loose Lens Cap
    • Un-dampened Focus Ring

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Yasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye Lens for Sony E Mount:

    Circular fisheyes are a usually a mixed bag, but this one is surprisingly nice. It's very sharp at the center and actually reasonably sharp in at the edges of the circle too. That isn't something that I can say about many others – especially not at this price. Although it's not too hard to focus (using magnification), it's safe to scale focus unless your subject is fairly close.

    The lens is well built with firm clicks at full stops on the aperture ring. It is surprisingly small and lightweight. The best part, though, is that it produces a nicely centered, fully circular image, without the tops or bottoms getting cropped off.

    There are two slight negatives, though. The focus ring isn't dampened much at all, so it is easy to inadvertently change the focus distance. Also, the unique lens cap fits a bit loosely. I nearly lost mine on the first day out with the lens.

    Otherwise I'm very happy using this lens with my Nex 7.

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