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Samyang8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (4)
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5.0

Good lens!

By joseph

from Undisclosed

Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

This is a great lens! It is sharp and has a good feel, small size, not too heavy.

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5.0

Niche Focal Length

By dhaug

from Ottawa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

Though manual, this lens continues to impress me in situations where I need to go as wide as possible. I have the Fujinon XF10-24 f/4, and yet this Samyang fisheye is a go-to lens for those special occasions where you need to get all of the scene into the frame. Sharp, tiny and well built. Highly recommended!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really cool lense

By Ben from the North

from Quebec, Canada

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

Nice lense, well built. Pictures are crisp. I recommanded it. I'm using it with a Fujifilm X-T1

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very good quality lens. Worth more than its price.

By Dennis Reyes

from DPO AE

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • High contrast
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

    The lens is built like a tank and produces the result that I want. I was really surprised with the build quality and the output.

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    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent and funny lens

    By jmfitamant

    from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

      Very interesting lens, easy to use. It allows to get a unique perspective on subjects. When used horizontally on landscapes, it is like a ultra-wide angle lens. Different styles are possible to get with it.
      Very sharp lens. Very good feeling in hand.

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      3.0

      Very sharp - bad flare

      By David

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Sharp
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Flare

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

      This is my third Samyang/Rokinon fisheye lens. I've owned this lens for Pentax mount, m4/3, and now Fuji X.

      This one is *very* sharp in my opinion, at least stopped down as I haven't yet needed to use it closer to wide open, and into the corners.

      However, it is let down by a very poor flare resistance. I often have to shoot right into the sun for panoramic photography, and also because I like doing that. This one is by far the worst of the 3. The Pentax one did better, and the m4/3 did much, much better. This one not only flares a lot but its flare artifacts can get huge and with a bizarre pattern.

      This is especially disappointing since I was expecting an mk2 version to help with that aspect, because of new coatings. This is actually worse.

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      (25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The New and Improved Samyang 8mm

      By Dynastes

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount:

        I got this to round out the lenses I needed to go with my new Fuji X-T1 system. I already had the Canon 15mm fisheye, but like many others, have decided to move from my Canon 5D MK3 system and my Nikon D800 system, in favor of the smaller Fuji X series. I made this decision after testing the X100S and seeing how wonderful the digital files were .... as good or better than my MK3 and almost as good as my D800 files.

        Anyways, this new 8mm fisheye is very sharp. Again, maybe a bit soft at the edges wide open, but I have mine basically set to about 1 meter and F8, for my architectural photography, and never have to really focus! It is very compact ... actually smaller than the Fujinon 18-55. A great lens at an even better price. Doesn't really need to be AF.

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        • No

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