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Hello Forum,

 

I thought I would invest in a fish eye lens for my X-T2 to try capturing some creative pictures.  I found three on B&H photo and thought I would reach out for some good and bad feedback as to the best one to purchase.

 

Here are the three I found:

 

7artisans Photoelectric 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Fujifilm X @ $139

Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount  @$249.
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for Fujifilm X Mount @$239.
 
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Tom

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Tom,

Samyang and Rokinon are the same product under different branding. They are highly regarded and I think most people would recommend them. I have the Samyang 8mm and 12mm and they are both very good in my opinion. I would recommend the 12mm over the 8mm, it is not a fisheye but it is a more useful lens I think (off topic, sorry). The 7artisans 7.5mm I don’t know. Cheers. 

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There are of course many threads where you can actually look at examples.

I have the Samyang (which comes even under many more brands that the ones indicated above). I own a Samyang 8mm and a 12. I have also owned the 10-24mm (which I replaced with the 12mm because I only used it at the widest)

The differences between lenses of this nature in terms of perspective and quality are largely academic. Their use is limited and mostly return special images which rapidly can become boring unless you chose to use this lens VERY carefully which means that you won’t use it much.

 

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I've rented the Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Lens Rental, great lens, correction was great in Lightroom.  This was done using my X-T1 at Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park at night.

Before correction

Two Medicine Lake 8mm_50u.jpg

After correction

Two Medicine Lake 8mm After Correction_gs3.jpg

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I got a weird Rise-Spray lens on the Black Friday sale last year.
Did not have high expectations and hey were initially confirmed - the lens while had great build quality, had a bit of play in the mount, so, the focus not always was ideal. Well, that was on my X-T1. I recently upgraded myself to an X-T3, and the play is gone, focus is easy and great, and the IQ is stunning for a €66 lens.

Here are some samples, however, they have undegrone some VSCO processing. X-T1.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajurjans/albums/72157718288371701

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