Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Popular Deal

Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 Wide Angle auto Focus Full Frame Lens for Sony E - $240 at check out

$239.20
+16 Deal Score
4,567 Views
I have this lens for my sony A7 III and it is good. Pretty good sharpness, good usable wide angle and so small and light. Highly recommended for this price!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...0DER&psc=1 - in stock October 23rd> Now In Stock Nov 3rd
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to jjwhatever for this post.
Thank you!
jjwhatever posted this deal. Say thanks!
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+16
4,567 Views
$239.20
Cyber Monday 2020 is coming!
Slickdeals community members review and recommend the best deals.
About the OP
Send Message
Lafayette, IN Joined Dec 2007 L2: Beginner
34 Reputation Points
2 Deals Posted
133 Votes Submitted
57 Comments Posted
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.
Questions & Answers BETA
Ask our community of deal experts a question about this deal, product, or store.

18 Comments

1 2

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2013
L7: Teacher
2,784 Posts
206 Reputation
#2
how is this compared to the samyang af 14mm f2.8
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2019
L3: Novice
150 Posts
64 Reputation
#3
Quote from MoisesA7010
:
how is this compared to the samyang af 14mm f2.8
narrower field of view but still nice wide angle. some people might go for the 14mm since its wider for indoor/landscape/architecture purposes.

The advantage of this 18mm is less distortion and you can use screw in filters.
1
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2019
L3: Novice
150 Posts
64 Reputation
#4
Nice find, this would go nicely with the Tamron 28-75mm.

Too bad I went for the Tamron 17-28mm for travel, everyday use, I can use super 35 to extend to 42mm. I also have the Viltrox mark i 85mm flashed to f1.6 aperture. I know I am missing 40mm-80mm range but I find those range not usable for me, I could get a 45mm or 50mm 1.8 but I'm happy with the 2 lens set-up that I got which covers my style of photography.
0
0
0
2
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2013
L7: Teacher
2,784 Posts
206 Reputation
#5
Quote from ActuallyMeister
:
narrower field of view but still nice wide angle. some people might go for the 14mm since its wider for indoor/landscape/architecture purposes.

The advantage of this 18mm is less distortion and you can use screw in filters.
im thinking of selling the 14mm and getting the 18mm. im not a pro but like wide shots, and the 14mm fills the need for getting wide, but sometimes i feel its too wide. and its bulky. the 18mm on paper seems like it would fit the bill for me, as a smaller lighter wide angle lens.
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2019
L3: Novice
150 Posts
64 Reputation
#6
Quote from MoisesA7010
:
im thinking of selling the 14mm and getting the 18mm. im not a pro but like wide shots, and the 14mm fills the need for getting wide, but sometimes i feel its too wide. and its bulky. the 18mm on paper seems like it would fit the bill for me, as a smaller lighter wide angle lens.
Exactly what you just said, for some 14mm or 12mm or 15mm works, I think 18mm will not disappoint you. what do you use your camera for anyway?
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2014
L2: Beginner
77 Posts
10 Reputation
#7
I bought the Tamron 20/2.8. I didn't know about this lens, but that probably would have been the better option. It's a great deal, repped.
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2013
L1: Learner
14 Posts
10 Reputation
#8
I have sony a7r iv, with Tamron 28-75mm. I'm thinking of getting this one. Is this good for children portrait?I'm newbie here...
0
0
0
0
Reply

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2007
L10: Grand Master
7,955 Posts
7,820 Reputation
#9
Quote from lilian7788
:
I have sony a7r iv, with Tamron 28-75mm. I'm thinking of getting this one. Is this good for children portrait?I'm newbie here...
I don't think a 18mm would be good for portraits. Due to distortion. Yes it can be used and can be fixed in post but it is a hassle.


How many child/children in the picture? If it's 1, you can get something like the zeiss 55 if using indoors or in limited space. Outdoors or where space is less of an issue, the Sony 85 1.8 is a good choice. If you are shooting more than one child then honestly The tamron 28-75 would be ok since you probably don't want to shoot 85 wide open due to narrow depth of field which would lead to someone being blurry unless you get all of them on the exact same plane.

If you wanted a wide angle for portraits then I would think a 35mm is the widest that I would go.
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2018
L2: Beginner
66 Posts
10 Reputation
#10
Quote from lilian7788
:
I have sony a7r iv, with Tamron 28-75mm. I'm thinking of getting this one. Is this good for children portrait?I'm newbie here...
You must be a wealthy newbie to be going with an A7RIV as a beginner camera! No, wide angle lenses like this are not typically good for portraits due to distortion - they're not as flattering as more telephoto lenses, unless you're going for a specific effect. I'd suggest going 50mm or higher (75mm-85mm is typically seen as the ideal portrait length).
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2007
L2: Beginner
57 Posts
34 Reputation
Original Poster
#11
Quote from lilian7788
:
I have sony a7r iv, with Tamron 28-75mm. I'm thinking of getting this one. Is this good for children portrait?I'm newbie here...
not sure if this was meant to be a joke, but just in case it wasnt: no, this is not a portrait lens. There is a limited use case for a wide angle as a portrait lens, but only if you are looking for a certain effect or are stuck in a small elevator with your subject ;-P
BTW, the 28-75 is already fantastic for portraits. At 75mm with f2.8 on a full frame sensor, you get plenty of subject isolation (background blur).
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2013
L2: Beginner
55 Posts
14 Reputation
#12
Thanks! I've been debating on getting the Tamron 20mm lens but wasn't sold. I've heard good things about this lens so I'm in for one.
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2019
New User
2 Posts
10 Reputation
#13
Been searching around for this lens for months now...this is better than the used ones on ebay! Thanks for posting!
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2009
L10: Grand Master
8,237 Posts
1,066 Reputation
#14
Quote from ActuallyMeister
:
Nice find, this would go nicely with the Tamron 28-75mm.

Too bad I went for the Tamron 17-28mm for travel, everyday use, I can use super 35 to extend to 42mm. I also have the Viltrox mark i 85mm flashed to f1.6 aperture. I know I am missing 40mm-80mm range but I find those range not usable for me, I could get a 45mm or 50mm 1.8 but I'm happy with the 2 lens set-up that I got which covers my style of photography.
Super 35? What is that??
0
0
0
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2009
L10: Grand Master
8,237 Posts
1,066 Reputation
#15
Quote from jjwhatever
:
BTW, the 28-75 is already fantastic for portraits. At 75mm with f2.8 on a full frame sensor, you get plenty of subject isolation (background blur).
if you're close enough to the subject....
0
0
0
0
Reply
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 

Trending Stores

Coupons for Popular Stores

Link Copied to Clipboard