To go out with the Samyang 8mm fisheye lens to do Street Photography must be up there with my silliest ideas! And yet I found the experience very creative and entertaining.
It was obviously challenging, and I added some more restraints into the mix, as you will see… But I think I ended up with a few good photos that are somehow out of the ordinary. The good thing is that the sun came out when I reached the location. So at least I could play with my own style of Street Photography, and I wasn’t entirely a fish out of water (see what I did here?).
I had this idea for a while, but I was never sure I could pull this off. I’m glad I tried because I actually shot some very interesting photos with this Samyang 8mm fisheye!
It surely pushed me to find creative ways to take street photos. And I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
Here’s the direct link, in case the embed below doesn’t work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv_LWToOTUY
Now, this video is in 2 parts. In the first, I talk a little bit about this Samyang 8mm fisheye and the things I will do with it. Vlog-style.
The second, it’s all about the photos, and I try to mix them with some b-roll to not make this too boring. But there are 35 photos in here for you to enjoy, so hopefully you will find some inspiration.
The lens is the Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II: https://amzn.to/3wMlYvp (available for Canon, Fujifilm, Sony and Samsung mounts).
In the US you may find it under the Rokinon brand name.
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know your thought. And, of course, don’t forget to like the video (because you obviously like it) and subscribe to the channel.
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I also made another “wild” Street Photography video with a different full manual lens at F/0.95… Watch that too!
And I’ll see you next time!