I had bad experience with the FE8M version (older version) it got water in it by just being around a water fall... , no i didnt stand in the water fall i stood decent enough so my camera lens wont get wet, but somehow the water still get in it. i read other review said that these lens can get dust in extremely quick compare to other brands. But for this price im buying one anyway. just have to avoid dust and water at all cost. ( avoid shooting in windy and moist condition)
I used both FE8m and HD8M , i have to say HD8M is huge improvement just for the removable hood. it made my life much easier. but bigger and heavier than older version i have no idea why.
so it is a bit bulkier, but i still didnt notice image quality change
another note is the focus ring is a joke. just set to infinity and you are all set.
Last edited by Hydraridaz; 06-18-2013 at 09:04 AM..