Rokinon 8mm Fish Eye Review.This is my take on the Fish Eye Lens, let me tell you I absolutely love every bit of it. Most professional photographers I know, absolutely hate this lens, I am not sure why. Yes it distorts and yes it bends your images in a funky way, but your making art, get creative. Thats what its all about right? This is a lower end lens I have had it for a very long time. Its all manual and it rocks. When you dont have a lot of money and want a fish eye lens, I recommend this lens. At only $300.00 It works great. Below is the B&H overview. I took all this photos with a Nikon D300s and the Rokinon 8mm Fish Eye.
The 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F from Rokinon gives you a 180° view with dramatic, exaggerated perspective when used with an APS-C camera, or a powerful circular image floating in the frame when used with a full frame digital camera or 35mm film camera. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 8mm lens focuses as close as 1′ (30.48 cm) from the lens, and has a built-in petal lens hood.
Note! Produces a vignetted image on full-frame sensors or 35mm film
Ultra wide-angle 8mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective and approximately 180° angle of view, for dramatic effects
Ultra-wide 180° diagonal field-of-view for APS-C size image formats–will produce a rounded image that doesn’t cover the entire frame when used with compatible full frame digital cameras
Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical lenses for outstanding, sharply defined images
Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 12″ (30.48 cm) for enhanced close-up shots
Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood
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