Purchased Late on monday night, my first ever lens-only purchase arrived today, wednesday morning. Very prompt delivery and well packaged. I opted for the Samyang 8mm F/2.8 Fisheye, it’s basically the same lens as the Walimex version but it was slightly cheaper, haven’t had much chance to play around with it properly yet, hope to get some milky way shots tonight and see how it performs. Because its not a sony lens, theres no electronic coupling to tell the camera what lens is being used, so you need to enable the “release w/o lens” option in the camera settigns menu. Focusing and Brightness adjustments are done manually via the dials on the lens itself. Feels a solid build and everything clicks positively. Clicks when it locks into place onto the Sony Nex body and also the f stops click nicely so that you know where you are. Handy for me since most of my photography is in the pitch black! Heres some pictures from my phone of the Lens in, and out of it’s box.

Stay tuned for some sample photos!


Originally posted 2012-09-26 22:22:58.