Here’s a few real world family photos.
Be Sure to Click on the Photos for a 120opx Gallery Style Version!!
Note the Sony RX100 in my Nephews hands
Here’s one of my Dad nerding it up on the PC Note the extremely bright window, which normally hurts contrast and can cause flaring. The Rokinon lens handles it fairly well in my opinion.
I get carried away with columns sometimes, but they make for great fisheye subject matter!
Next we have an all terrain tracked vehicle with a bucket for doing high tension power line work, and stuff like that, in remote locations.
Here’s a bunch more sample photos if you want to take a look through
Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye Lens Review – Conclusion
I must admit, the Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye Lens was a lot of fun to use, and compared to the Sony 16mm VCL-ECF1 Conversion Lens, it’s a significant step up in image quality. It makes sense as it sells for approximately $350 US at the time of this review. For a full manual lens that might seem a bit pricey, but for what you get it’s a fair value in my opinion.
After looking at the 100% Crops closely, you’s see the sharpness holds up quite well in the corners and the Chromatic Aberrations are well controlled. Much better than the Sony version! It’s not razor blade tack sharp, but it’s a very sharp lens overall. The Vignetting is noticeable at f/2.8 and starts to fade by f/4 although still visible.
Overall, if you like manual lenses I would highly recommend this lens for a Higher Quality replacement or alternative to the Sony VCL-ECF1 Conversion Lens. Although for the Money that lens is not bad at all either. It’s only $109 US these days. The nicely notched aperture stops and super smooth focus ring make this lens not only a pleasure to use, but it really feels like quality in your hands.
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