Review of MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A

For the opportunity to review the lens of the MS Peleng 3,5 / 8A (Belomo EWP Fisheye Lens MC 3.5 / 8 A Made in Belarus) lens, many thanks to Ise, the author of the blog http://inzoomnet.livejournal.com /

Review of MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A

Review of MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A

Instead of the legendary MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A (or at least MC Peleng 3,5 / 8A) my copy is written in Latin 'Belomo EWP Fisheye Lens MC 3.5 / 8 A Made in Belarus'. If anyone knows what 'EWP' is, please post it in the comments. As it turned out, MC Peleng 3,5 / 8A is simply an amazing lens.

View of the lens MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A

View of the lens MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A

MC Peleng 3,5 / 8A is an ultra-wide-angle circular (circular) fisheye lens. This means that the lens has the strongest barrel distortion, and the image that the lens forms is inscribed in a 24mm circle. MC Bearing 3,5 / 8A is therefore called circular (lat. Circus - a circle), that the image is obtained only in a circle, which is located in the center of the image, only a black border remains on the sides. The principle of the lens is clearly shown below:

This is how the photos from MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A look like

This is how the photos from MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A look like

MS Peleng 3,5 / 8A 'sees' on 180 degrees in all directions. With such a lens need to learn how to work, but if you get used to it, you can shoot very interesting scenes. When I used MC Peleng 3,5 / 8A, the sun constantly entered the frame, the sun does not enter the frame only when you turn your back to it. Also, my shadow, arms, legs constantly got into the frame, because the lens 'sees' almost everything that is in front of the photographer.

Focusing on the lens is smooth, the focus ring rotates 270 degrees. Attention: when focusing through the optical viewfinder, it is very, very difficult to visually notice that something in the viewfinder is changing. Since the lens has a very short hyperfocal distance, you can generally forget about the focus ring, and use lens always focused on infinity. When I was shooting on covered apertures, I did not notice much difference in the picture in what distance the focus was focused by the lens. When focusing, the front lens does not rotate, and the trunk of the lens lengthens by only 1-2 millimeters. The minimum focusing distance is only 22 cm.

View of the rear light filter and the aperture of the lens of the MS Peleng 3,5 / 8A lens

View of the rear light filter and the aperture of the lens of the MS Peleng 3,5 / 8A lens

The aperture control ring and aperture preset ring are located in front of the lens. The diaphragm presetting ring has two inscriptions with arrows: Unlock - open the diaphragm, open the diaphragm and Lock - close the diaphragm, closed the diaphragm. The minimum aperture is F / 16. The aperture preset ring can be used to set any F-number from F / 3.5 to F / 16. My copy already has 9 aperture blades, although on the Internet you can find options with fewer petals. The lens is weak aperturebut with a wide angle lens aperture not so important. The lens can be easily take off. I shot without problems with shutter speed about 1/10 s on the cropped chamber.

How to use with modern cameras?

'A' lenses with an interchangeable shank, such as the one in this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both DSLR and mirrorless), just select correct adapter. Soviet interchangeable shank 'A' is similar to 'T2 Mount'. The cheapest adapters can be found aliexpress.com

For use on modern digital SLR cameras Canon EOS need adapter T2-Canon EOS, you can buy such an adapter (interchangeable shank) here. Such an adapter can still be replaced with a set of shank KP-A42 + M42-Canon EOS.

An adapter is required for use on Nikon SLR cameras T2-Nikon F, buy such an adapter (interchangeable shank, analogue KP-A / N) it is possible here.

How to use this lens with cameras of other systems (Pentax, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sigma etc.) - ask in the comments and you will be prompted. If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

MS Bearing 3,5 8A on a modern camera

MS Bearing 3,5 8A on a modern camera

The lens has a very strongly convex front lens and cannot use light filters on the front lens. Light filters are installed on the rear lens of the objective. The cap on the lens does not snap into place, but simply puts on, you need to be careful not to lose it. The Bearing itself is assembled soundly, the package includes a wardrobe trunk and light filters. By the way, this is not an old lens, it is still being produced, on the BELOMO website (manufacturer) you can find an interesting PR about the fact that the less electronics in the lens, the more reliable it is :) It's a pity that BELOMO now produces only 2 lenses ...

Sample Photos

The lens turned out to be weak in terms of sharpness at F / 3.5. But when you close the aperture, the sharpness in the center is just superb. When moving away from the center, the sharpness drops slightly. The lens can easily catch small glare in backlight. In the photo, sometimes strong chromatic aberration.

If you distort and try to remove the black border from the image, then the final cropped image will be similar to the image from a 16 mm lens with strong distortion. For such purposes, a linear fisheye is better MS Zenitar-N 2.8 / 16 “Fisheye”. The lens edging of the circle changes at different aperture values. The geometrical centers of the image in the circle and the center of the frame on my copy do not match, my MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A on the camera Nikon D700 slightly 'shifts' the circle down. Photo on APS Nikon D700 FX without processing:

Sample photos on Canon 350D without processing. On the Canon 350D I used a lens with a shank KP-A \ N and Nikon-Canon adapter. EGF lens on APS-C Canon cameras will be 12,8mm, while the cropped sensor cuts out the central part of the image created by the lens, but the black corners still remain and cannot be corrected during RAW processing. Roughly speaking, on cropped cameras, the MC Peleng 3,5 / 8A behaves like a regular linear fisheye lens.


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Conclusions:

MS Peleng 3,5 / 8A - unique lens. Its ability to 'look' at full 180 degrees can be used to achieve extraordinary images. Even though this is a manual focus lens, focus problems can be forgotten.

See Related - Overview Samyang 8mm 1: 3.5 UMC FISH-EYE CS II Aspherical NI.

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Comments: 76, on the topic: Review of MS Bearing 3,5 / 8A

  • Irina

    I have such a lens.
    In addition to all the above, I note that it is structurally extremely weak.
    Dangling rings of everything that is possible. Incorrectly installed limit switch. Everything is kind of flimsy.
    Pretty strong chromatic aberration :)
    Well, by itself, it is still interesting for its price (approximately $ 110 in 2019. Although, given the horse price of the KP-A / N adapter of almost $ 20, it turns out $ 90)) it will work))
    By the way, my filter touches the mirror on the d750 (I had to remove it. There is only one filter in the kit, most likely UV. There are no marks.

    • anonym

      Loose rings can be easily fixed by tightening the bolts with a small flat screwdriver ... there was the same problem, fixed in a minute))

  • Jury

    22

    • Dmitriy

      Is it shot on this lens? Can I find the roasting recipe? Thanks!
      engelsit@gmail.com

      • Novel

        HDR - either in-camera or software. Will ride with any width.

        • Jury

          I did it manually, but the photos were naturally taken by bearings, if the article is about him ..

      • Jury

        Yes, regular hdr)

    • Irina

      class))

    • anonym

      A young birch makes it very difficult to feel the space.

      • Jury

        I don't think so, in my opinion it just balances the frame, without it the left side will "outweigh"

  • Jury

    DSC4758-59-60-61-Edit

    • Irina

      great too! and what was they filming for?

      • Jury

        Sonya a57

  • Alexander

    Tell me, is it full frame? focus on the crop will increase?

    • Jury

      Everything is painted and shown, apparently they didn’t read it carefully, on the FF it gives an even circle, on the crop part is cut off, but the focal part does not change, for a full frame it will be better to zenitar 16 mm, also fisheye

  • God

    Guys can anyone want to sell? I would buy))

    • Paul

      Bought it?

  • Dima

    With such a border and a picture, I did not understand at all where to use it, even for fun)

    • Novel

      On the crop, it's almost a diagonal fish-fly. We can quite use it for small cropping without correction of distortion in landscape and architecture. If you shoot with the horizon in the middle, the distortion is often invisible in the landscape. If you tweak the distortion, you get a good super-width.

    • Novel

      I don’t remember exactly, you need to check, but it seems like with cropping to about 10 mm (on Canon, on Nikon it is about 11-12), in terms of the viewing angle it turns out to be wider than the native 10-18 mm, which is rectilinear, even after barrel edits.

  • Ivan

    Tell me, what kind of adapter is needed for the fx system (fuj)?
    https://aliexpress.ru/item/1005003432192645.html?spm=a2g2w.productlist.search_results.30.6e673d59nfmcMl&sku_id=12000025762678473
    Will this fit?

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