On another note, does anyone know the difference between this version (FE8M-C) vs the other (HD8M-C)?
I had the HD8M-C ordering th FE8M-C right now... i'll compare and will update in here or if i forget hit me up with a msg.
i heard it only different is the removable lenshood... which only good for fullframe but for crop , you dont need it... and i dont plan to go ff anytime soon. , u can also clip them off, but look nasty and cant put on the cap after that.
I saw the new box say UMC ... i tried to look it up but have no idea what its mean, it only mention a new coating on the lens, mean while the optical grade of both lens are the same, that what i read from others.. so i going to test it out and see if it true, i bought HD8m from amazon and already file return due to the focus ring didnt work at all, but the true is , with a short lens like this it will focus everything to infinity.
and outdoor during day light or even sun set , its a great walk around lens. check out some of my pictures