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Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm fisheye version 2 (HD8M)
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:14:20 PM »

There's apparently a version 2 of the excellent 8mm South Korean fisheye lens out, that has a removable hood.

Has anyone had experience with this version 2 lens?  Does it give you a FULL circular?  My research seems to indicate no.
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Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm fisheye version 2 (HD8M)
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Re: Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm fisheye version 2 (HD8M)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 04:17:56 PM »

There's apparently a version 2 of the excellent 8mm South Korean fisheye lens out, that has a removable hood.

Has anyone had experience with this version 2 lens?  Does it give you a FULL circular?  My research seems to indicate no.

Interesting. I too would like to hear about this too.
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Re: Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm fisheye version 2 (HD8M)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
I got it today for my birthday.  I've played around with it and I like it... for what it is.  It is remarkably sharp and at f/22... it almost becomes a macro because EVERYTHING in frame is in focus and basically eliminates the point of the focus ring.  I don't love all the shot I've gotten with it... but that's the way I am with all my lenses... so it isn't the fault of the lens.  I hear it get soft at 3.5 but I haven't had any need to shoot at that.  I think a fisheye is supposed to be more interesting than it is commonplace.

It looks a little blotchy at 100% but I think that may be more my post production than the lens.
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Re: Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm fisheye version 2 (HD8M)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 07:29:47 PM »
Yeah I just got one to use on the eos m its a nice lens really well built no full circular but its very wide
I've ordered a dandelion chip to add af confirm to it so far using it with ml focus peaking is good

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Re: Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm fisheye version 2 (HD8M)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 07:29:47 PM »