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|Peleng 8mm fisheye lens review|
Unfortunately, its quite common when we balk at creative side of photography paying attention to devices. In other words, technical side becomes more and more the matter in question. Now we are more like to discuss which lens is more bright than to develop our skills of expressing emotions and feelings through photography.
And here it is, this simple and cheap Peleng 8mm fish eye lens destined to plunge us into the world of creativity, amusement and absence of all technical problems.
Impressions about exterior
Peleng 8mm fish eye may be used with T-mount to MAF adapter, with T-mount to M42 adapter (which is in the package) or in my case with M42 to MAF adapter. I mean, this is a T-mount lens. I don't think i should describe this lens again because clicking links below you can find anything you'd like to know about the lens.
The main problem of manual lenses remains the same: problem of focusing. The majority of viewfinders do not allow to do it accurately because they are usually smaller and don't suit to focusing in a manual manner. The only decision is to use additional screens. But this is not about 8mm lens at 35 mm. That's where fisheye beats lenses with bigger focal lengths. F8 is enough to get great well-focused pictures.
Firstly, this is a very peculiar lens, not supported by most applications. So think twice before buying.
Peleng has multi-coat which means flare-resistance. But as far as it is the lens of extra-focal range, things become different.
I didn't want to say that peleng 8 mm is an ideal lens. It is not even close to the ideal one. But it became a worthy completion to my lens collection, full of fun and creativity.
I mean, Peleng 8 mm shows the best results if you are more interested in artistic characteristics than in technical side. That's why good friend of mine was asked to give it a try and to share his impressions of being fisheye-shooter.
Updated in January 2008
This Peleng 8 mm lens was my good companion during our Madness challenge in January. It did its best for long months of persistent shooting. Check it out in my January madness gallery.