18
Dec
2012

Walimex/Samyang 8mm 2.8 fish-eye lens with native Fuji X-Mount

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What you see here above is just 2/3 of the whole image. If the photographer had published the whole picture, then you could have seen his shoes! That’s the 8mm focal length of the Walimex 2.8 fish-eye lens for Fuji X-mount.

what a stretched depth!

Hi

Another Fujirumor follower send me an email. This time it’s a Walimex 8mm 2.8 fish-eye lens on a X-PRO1! Read his experience and see the pictures here. (translated version) Also this time I made a short translation for you.

This are some extracts of his short review:

This Walimex 8mm 2.8 fish-eye lens is a MF lens with no electronic contact that transfers lens setting information to your camera, so there is no EXIF data. It’s a very compact lens, like the 35mm 1.4 of Fuji (click here to see the Fuji lens). You don’t need any lens mount adapter. He takes the images with a X-PRO1 in JPEG.

The image quality is absolutely amazing, with great colors and, as the tester says: “for me the sharpness is more than enough!” Sometimes he had some lens flares, especially with the sun in 45° to the lens, but with such a lens they are not that easy to avoid.

All in all he really recommends this lens. It’s fun to shoot with it!

To see his pictures on flickr click here.

The lens in this test is available at ebay-Germany (the seller delivers worldwide. Thanks for this clarification, Colin) right now, in black and silver (see them here on slidoo) or directly in ebay.de: Walimex pro 8/2.8 fish-eye black and in silver.

Here there are more Walimex lenses I found via slidoo.com (click here to see them all)

For the UK market, our reader Kim sent me the AmazonUk link to the Walimax lenses (click here)

There are more fish-eye lenses for your X-series, available also in USA. Take a look at this super-wide lens for your Fuji X here.

PS.: For another review with the Samyang 8mm click here.