Samyang 7.5mm for the Olympus OMD EM5
by Angela Adams
On a recent trip to London, I pocketed my Samyang 7.5mm (for the OMD EM5) with the aim of taking a few snaps as I walked from Liverpool Street Station to a photography event in Spitalfields. This diminutive lens (almost as diminutive as the OMD) is designed for the Micro Four Thirds System, has an inbuilt petal-shaped hood and is manual focus to boot – so can take a little getting used to.
The 180 degree angle of view lends itself to creativity, allowing the photographer to create striking images from the mundane. It’s never going to be a work-horse lens due to it’s quirkiness, however, it is a lens that demands to be played with often – just for fun. It’s sharp, the colour rendition is good, it’s solidly built and at almost a third of the price of its automated alternatives, it’s affordable too!