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Waaay better than the peleng,
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This review is from: Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Fixed Lens for Canon - Black (Camera)
Well what can I tell you, this lens is awesome, I've testes it and let me tell you some of the results I noticed:
- The amount of flare (even pointing the lens towards the sun) is minimal, it really surprised me in a very positive way.
- It doesn't darkens the corners or produce vignetting effect AT ALL!
- The quality in the final pictures is superb, the pictures are crisp sharp even in the edges!
- Unlinke the peleng lens, the rokinon does fill the entire frame of the picture with no empty corners.
- It does not have the annoying lock ring of the peleng.
- When you handle the lens it feels great, the build quality is great and the rubber grip in the focus ring is awesome, its heaviness makes it feel like a solid rock and well built pice of glass; and, unlike the peleng, it does look modern!
- The colors look nice and saturated in the final pictures.
I loved this one, and I can truely say that this lens will exceed your expectations, the best bang for the buck!
Note for the buyers: this lens is also sold under other brands such as: opteka, samyang, falcon; but it's the same glass
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Initial post: Jan 8, 2011 4:02:39 AM PST
Well, I don't consider the differences you've mentioned about the Peleng bad things/cons at all. That's probably the reason most people prefer the Peleng - they want the unmodern and circle-frame shots (empty corners).
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2011 7:55:16 PM PST
the hotshot says:
Is this lens good for night shots of cities/streets? Or generally low light conditions?
Posted on Mar 15, 2011 11:37:38 AM PDT
I have the Canon EOS 60D would i need a mount for this? or could it go on direct?
Posted on Aug 21, 2011 8:57:32 PM PDT
Would be helpful to mention what camera body you're using with this.
Posted on Sep 30, 2011 11:46:18 AM PDT
I don't own either lens, but the whole point of the peleng is that you get full circle shots. That is an artistic choice and also creates much more dramatic fishiness. That's what the peleng is for. It is not a disadvantage, just different lenses for different effects. (The peleng might also happen to have worse build quality or optics, etc. like you are saying, I'm only ocmmenting on the circle part)
Posted on Jan 20, 2012 11:21:26 AM PST
PING PANG says:
Posted on Jan 29, 2012 4:07:44 AM PST
Uri Raz says:
Why do you compare the Peleng, a circular fisheye for full frame cameras, to this lens, which is a diagonal fisheye for APS-C cameras? It's like apples & oranges.
Posted on Jan 29, 2012 8:30:07 AM PST
Uri Raz says:
Matthew - this lens has a Canon version. You can mount it with, no need for adapter.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 6:57:37 PM PST
Sean Pogue says:
>Is this lens good for night shots of cities/streets? Or generally low light conditions?
Ive had good luck using this lens for city shots at night. It's sharpest at f/8, but acceptable at f/5.6, and at 8mm you can get sharp images hand-held with exposures as long as 1/4 sec. So it does pretty well in low light, as long as your hand is reasonably steady and your subject is stationary.
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