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Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-eye lens

APS-C sized image

Lenses that create APS-C sized image are designed for digital only. They cannot be used on cameras that have image sensor larger than the APS-C format. These lenses are not suitable for film cameras either.


No stepping motor AF

Lenses with stepping motor focusing mechanism are better for contrast based focusing, and are quiter and faster than traditionally focusing lenses.


One or more Low Dispersion lens element is used

Low Dispersion lens elements help to reduce chromatic aberration.


Not stabilized

Image stabilization helps to reduce blur caused by hand shake, especially at high focal length or in low light situations. Image stabilization can give 1 to 3 stop advantage over none stabilized lens, based on the reciprocal rule.


The front lens is fixed

The fixed front lens is not rotating during zoom and/or focusing. This allows the photographer to use petal shaped lens hood. Fixed front lenses also make the use of polarization filters a lot easier.

Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-eye Specification

Available mount(s) Sony E, Samsung NX, Fujifilm X
Application(s) Landscape, Interiors, Architecture, Special effects
Category(s) Fisheye, Ultra-wide prime
Multiplier 1.5×
Stabilizer no
Focal length 8 mm (prime)
Lens construction 10 elements in 8 groups
Angle of view 35mm: N/A
digital: 180°
Number of blades 6
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum aperture f/22
Minimum focusing distance 30 cm
Magnification N/A
Filter size N/A
Size ∅ 55.8 × 60 mm
Weight 217 g
Notes Manual focus lens
AF speed N/A
AF sound
Internal focusing N/A
Internal zoom N/A
Fix front lens yes
Mount type N/A
Weather sealed N/A
Drop in filter N/A
Ultrasonic AF N/A
Stepping motor AF no
APS-C sized circle yes
Low dispersion lens element yes
Hard case N/A
Soft case N/A
Lens hood N/A
Tripod adapter N/A
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-eye Specification

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