Fisheye


whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 14:47
Friend wants to buy a fisheye can someone tell me which one to recommend I would imagine its between Pentax and Samyang
Thanks Pete

bforbes

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 14:49
Prime or Zoom?
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whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 14:55
not sure to be honest I suppose zoom would be handier for her

MattyH

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 14:57
MF or AF?, I myself am thinking about buying the Samyang 8mm f3.5 but for the amount of use it will get, I am still undecided.

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 15:13
Sure she would not be bothered about manual focus

MattyH

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 15:59
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Sure she would not be bothered about manual focus

I have tried the Samyang 8mm, and to be honest there is not much focusing required as all most everything is in focus at around f/8.

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 16:16
DA10-17mm - highly recommended.

Has really close focussing too, so AF is important
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

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kh1234567890

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 17:08
I have both the DA10-17 and the Samyang 8mm. I'd recommend the Samyang, unless you really need a zoom. It has a better projection (the fishy distortion), is less susceptible to colour fringing and is cheaper. About the same sharpness. Lack of AF is no big deal at this focal length. Others will no doubt disagree.



Samyang 8mm Fisheye by kh1234567890, on Flickr



Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye at 10mm by kh1234567890, on Flickr
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 20:26
There seems to be in increase of Fisheye threads at the moment
Answer - 10-17mm I have had mine for 3 weeks and I love it.
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 09/04/2014 - 22:02
kh1234567890 wrote:
Lack of AF is no big deal at this focal length. Others will no doubt disagree.

I won't disagree for the subject distances you've taken those images at, but I will disagree for close up shots. The DA-10-17 as you know focusses real close only a inch or two in front of the glass.

Some examples ....

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[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
Last Edited by Smeggypants on 09/04/2014 - 22:22

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 10/04/2014 - 09:56
Close focusing clinched it she's going for pentax thanks to all
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