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Samyang 8 mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye

4 September 2012
Szymon Starczewski

10. Focusing


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A lens with such parameters as the Samyang 2.8/8 doesn’t need any autofocus system. Already at the maximum relative aperture the depth of field is so significant that it’s enough to set the distance scale at 1.2 meters to enjoy a sharp image from 0.6 meters to infinity. Using f/5.6 aperture and setting the focus at 0.6 of a meter you can get a depth of field from 0.29 of a meter to infinity.

If you want to set focus, you can do it using a ring with the distance scale. Unfortunately the producer didn’t add any depth of field scale and it is a pity. In such constructions such a feature is very useful and enhances the work of the lens.

Samyang 8 mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye - Focusing