Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye, Manual Focus Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras

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About Rokinon 8mm F/3.5

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye Lens is the most affordable 8mm Fisheye Lens in the market. It features the widest field of view over any other 8mm fisheye lens, and its build quality and optical construction are superb. The ROKINON 8mm lens is designed for digital SLR cameras with APS-C image sensors. For these types of cameras, it provides full-frame coverage - which means that pictures will cover the entire frame. It is also compatible with cameras that have a full-frame sensor. For cameras with full-frame sensors, the lens will produce pictures with a semi-circular image and close images will appear proportionately large for a dramatic effect. The ROKINON 8mm lens creates imageswith an expanded and exaggerated perspective and an extremely wide 180° angle ofview.

The Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast among others.The Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Rokinon 8mm F/3.5: Compact, Easy to use, Lightweight and Professional quality

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (8),Professional quality (8),Lightweight (7),Compact (6),Consistent output (4),Durable (4),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3),Landscape photography (3),Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6),Photo enthusiast (3)

Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 Features

  • Ultra wide-angle 8mm fisheye lens with exaggerated perspective and approximately 180deg. angle of view, for dramatic effects
  • Ultra-wide 180deg. 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

Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 Specifications

Focal Length
8 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/3.5 - Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon DX
Angle of View
180deg.
Minimum Focus Distance
1.0' (0.30m)
Groups/Elements
7/10
Image Stabilization
No
Autofocus
No
Tripod Collar
No
Dimensions
5x3x3" / 127x76.2x76.2mm
Weight
2lbs / 0.91kg

Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great playful lens!

Love this lens, easy to use, sharp!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

You get what you pay for

You really get what you pay for. I've only used it on my D70 as the D300 is getting fixed so that could be part of the problem. Not having autofocus is very hard with a fisheye. You also need to manually adjust the aperture despite that is says it will be compatible if you attach the lens while the aperture ring is set to 22. The composition of the photos is at certain lights (usually bright lights) grainy and it seems that even the in focus subjects are still somewhat out of focus.

Reviewed by 20 customers

 
4.0

as advertised

By

from Moss Bluff, La.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

this lens produces exactly what it stated it does in the paramiters it was designed to operate in

 
5.0

as advertised

By

from Lake Charles, La  -  Semi-Professional

everything I expected it to be; works as advertised... sharp ........... having a blast with it

 
5.0

LOVE THIS LENS!!

By

from Miami  -  Photographer

I love using this lens! It's lightweight and inexpensive. I use F-8 and put on 'infinity'...I DO NOT FOCUS this lens and images are super sharp! Distortion can be interestly controlled. I have recommended this lens to a few folks and they also enjoy using it. I especially enjoy using it indoors, in small rooms, for architecture interesting compositions, for autos, motorcycles, etc. I use it on a Nikon D7000.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome lens, best value!

By

from Colorado Springs, Colorado  -  Photo Enthusiast

Want a fish-eye lens? You won't be sorry if you chose this one. Sure it's a manual lens, sure your camera won't recognize it. All you have to do is set it on f/8-11 and you're set, just adjust your shutter speed as needed. Focus is a breeze, in fact... I had a hard time NOT being in focus at f/11 (1 foot to infinity). Works well at night (astrophotography) too!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value specialty lens w/caveats

By

from flat state  -  Photo Enthusiast

The build of the lens is nice - smooth operation, nothing sloppy. The front glass makes the lens nose heavy - hardly noticeable on a 6D, but borderline awkward on a SL1. With a crop sensor, the image circle fills the frame completely. On a 6D, the image is close to a full circle, but is cropped on top and bottom - sort of the worst of both worlds. Buyers should be aware this is a fully manual lens. Focusing the lens is difficult through the eyepiece; I had better results using live view and max zoom. The printed focusing guide does not match my mental distance estimates, so I've had more soft shots of close objects than I prefer. This may not be the fault of the lens. Once in focus, the lens seems fairly sharp, especially stopped down a couple of clicks. On the SL1, I have been shooting Av with a manual adjustment of +2/3 to +1 2/3 stops for proper exposure. The camera's combination of auto ISO and shutter speed can be a little dark. The distortion is in line with expectations of a fish-eye lens. I might chose a longer focal length if I were to buy a wide lens again, but this lens has its uses and I'm learning to understand and enjoy them. I've had to think more to set up shots, and had to re-take a few, but overall I'm pleased with this lens and think it is worth the price at the time.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens!

By

from OKC, OK  -  Professional

This lens is far exceeding my expectations. Based on previous reviews praising this lower cost APS-C format fisheye, I de3cided to purchase it. I'm glad I did. I got the Nikon chipped version. It works perfectly on my D3200 and my older D60. Earlier reviews said it was tight on the bayonet, but they seemed to work that out, because it fits fine. All functions work. Being manual focus is not an issue, since it's a super wide in the first place, and it works with focus confirmation on my cameras. The images are super high quality. I use it for a virtual tour program and for regular ultra wide pics. I'm very happy with this lens.

 
5.0

fun lens

By

from Texas  -  Business Owner

Very nicly made lens. Fits and functions on my D7100 and D80. The lens hood fits well but has to be oriented in one of two positions.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't judge a book by its cover

By

from Rio de Janeiro, RJ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The box isn't beautiful but the lens is amazing. Although this is a manual focus lens, it's very easy to use/focus! It's very sharp and the price is great! Very recommended!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great playful lens!

By

from Yardley, PA  -  Hobbyist

Love this lens, easy to use, sharp!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value Fisheye

By

from Fremont CA  -  Hobbyist

Amazing value for low $200s. Surprized to find it was a completely manual lens thuogh. Haven't used a lens that didn't talk to the camera for along time. But not a showstopper. Worth the money.

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jacob w  will this work on my nikon D5100?
DAVE K  There should be no problem with this lens on your D5100. But remember this is a "manual" lens which means you will not have autofocus but the metering should work.
Rodrigo B  Hi, does it work with a Nikon D60? Thanks.
COREY C  Yeah it will but i dont think it will meter. Put your camera on manual, set lens at f/8 and adjust exsposure with your shutter speed. Thats what I do with this lens on my D7000. Good lens worth the money for sure. I have gotten great pics, no hesitation on recommending it. Have fun!!!!
jan h  will this fit my D3200?
Andrew R  Yes, though all camera functions will be relegated to manual (exposure, focus, etc.).
jan h  thank you for your quick response, is this the case for all fisheye lens, purchasing as a gift ..so just making sure which one is best for d3200?
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