I’m new in the spherical world photography, I’d like to buy a lens for spherical 360×180 photography and to become a Google Street View trusted photographer. For my budget for begin I thinking to buy a Samyang 8mm 3,5 with hood removable and a canon 6D or 5D mk2, but in an article of 2013 I’ve read that Google not allow anymore the Samyang lens for trusted photographer program. I don’t find nothing of explicit about this on Google website, please anyone confirm this?
I know this is a little late, but for anyone looking into DSLR use, on a full frame I would recommend the Samyang/Rokinon (same company/lens, different names) 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens. I tried the 8mm and it was too soft, especially around the edges. The 12mm is great.
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