Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical Fish-Eye CS EOS Specifications

 

Product ID CS:
#SY8M-C

Compatibility:
APS-C limited (dumb mount - aperture priority or manual modes only)

Diagonal Angle of View:
167° (diagonal fisheye)

Maximum Magnification:
 

Minimum Aperture:
F22

Number of Aperture Blades:
6

Iris Pattern:
polygonal

Minimum Distance:
30cm

Filter Thread:
none

Maximum Diameter:
77.3mm

Length:
75mm

Weight:
443g

Focus Type:
internal focus mechanism, manual focus only

IR Capability:
reported in IR Forum reviews

Lens Hood:
built-in, flower shaped

Produced:
2009

Tests:
PhotoZone on EOS 50D; J. R. Charles; Michel Thoby review and flare comparison; Lens-Tip (tested with a Nikon)

 

Additional Information:
Rebadges of the lens are available by Altura Photo, Bell+Howell, Bower, Dörr, Ennex, Falcon, Kelda, Meike, Minadax, Opteka, Oshiro, Phorex, Pixco, Polar, Polaroid, Pro-Optik, Rokinon, T.K.L., Vivitar and Walimex (click to compare).
Samyang also produces a V-DSLR cine version of this lens.
Until the release of the DH still photography version and the additional V-DSLR version with detachable hood in 2012 some people tended to shave down the lens hood to use the lens on bigger format sensor cameras without vignetting caused by the hood as well.


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