Samyang

Samyang is a Korean manufacturer of (currently) manual focus lenses that are designed to fit a number of mounts. Their licenses are licensed to others, so the exact same lens may appear under the Bower, Falcon, Rokinon, Pro-Optic, Vivitar, or Walimex brand name.

Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye

A "diagonal fisheye" focal length:

  • m4/3 mount 
  • manual focus only, no electrical contacts (SHOOT W/O LENS should be set)
  • 9 elements in 7 groups 
  • 180° diagonal angle of view
  • f/3.5 to f/22
  • no filters, built-in lens hood
  • 3.5" (9cm) minimum focus, unspecified magnification ratio
  • 1.9" (48mm) long, 2.4" (60 mm) diameter
  • 7 ounces (197g) weight
  • Available in black, silver
  • Price US$300

Note: this lens is available under a number of different brand names (e.g. Rokinon) that license the lens from Samyang.

Thom's Mini Review: A surprisingly good lens, and probably a better choice than the Panasonic 8mm if you can deal with the lack of autofocus and don't mind setting exposure settings old-school style (aperture ring on the lens). Reasonably sharp into the corners, with little chromatic aberration to worry about. Likewise, handles flare better than the Panasonic. A bargain for the manual crowd.  


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