I originally had intentions to eventually owning both of these lenses, but now I'm debating whether that would be redundant or not. Thus, bringing the case to you.
The Rokinon 8mm 3.5 fisheye
is cheaper ($290) than the Rokinon 14mm 2.8
lens ($380), but by only a $90.
I'm interested in a super wide-angle for more dramatic compositions for portraits and places. I think the fisheye effect is cool, but I imagine myself popping it on for one composition then replacing it with my walk-around lens, meanwhile, taking up space a weight in my bag.
If I'm not mistaken the fisheye would not fill the frame on my 5D, while the 14mm is fully compatible, being a faster lens too, might I add.
Is there much to miss not owning a fisheye that cannot be partially redeemed with a 14mm on FF camera? (i.e. photoshop fisheye effect if need be -- or is that too cheezy?)
Would you grow tired of it, or would it have lasting enjoyment?
Or worth owning both?
p.s. I think Samyang has hit a really nice product position, making inexpensive wide-angle lenses due to the MF and MA features, which are not issues for wide angle compositions.