Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 Aspherical Lens For Canon
About this product
|Compact and lightweight, the Rokinon F/3.5 lens is designed for APS-C and 35 mm film cameras to capture portrait photographs. Having a focal length of 8 mm, this Rokinon lens shoots magnified images of objects at a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 m. With an aperture range of f/3.5 - 22, the Rokinon F/3.5 lens allows you to capture bright outdoor pictures. The 167-degree angle coverage of this 8 mm lens facilitates you to take large format pictures. With a construction of 10 elements in 7 groups, this Rokinon F/3.5 controls the performance of the 8 mm lens for providing standard quality images. The Rokinon lens comes with hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating to reduce chromatic aberrations, flare and ghosting.|
|Focal Length (mm)||8 mm|
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- bobzimlichDec 1, 2015USEDby
Rokinon Fisheye Lens
I have rented this lens on several occasions, and loved it so much, I had to purchase. I like that it's not "fishy" for an 8mm lens. While it not recommended for a full-frame camera, it works well on my Canon 1D MKIII (1.3 crop). Shooting with my Canon 70D (1.6 crop), the images are equal or better than any 8mm fisheye lens made. As long as you shoot level, the only bowing is limited to the edges. Crop the edges, and there's no way to tell it's a fisheye lens. As a bonus, the red ring looks like my Canon "L" lens :)
- mrkarica113619Jan 5, 2012by
Can't even compare, it's just too good for the price.
I originally wanted to get a wide angle along the lines of 10mm but it was just too costly. The alternative was to settle for this 8mm fisheye lens and correct the distortion for a similar effect. I'm pleased to say that once this lens arrived, I found myself liking the fisheye effect as well as use for wide angle.
The construction of the lens feels very solid. It feels like a high quality lens and has a good balance with my Canon 500D.
There is nothing to say about what I dislike about the lens. Afterall, you're buying this for 1/3 of what Nikon or Canon lens are asking for theirs! This lens is full manual, which means there are no auto-focus, auto-exposure, or stabilization. But that does not mean a novice can't use this lens. It is very easy to get used to after a few uses. Believe me, you'll have a harder time not focusing instead of focusing. It's that easy.
The front element obviously sticks out and is prone to touching. Also it does not have thread of any sort to be able to attach some kind of filter. Compared to cheap screw-on "lenses", the glass on this 8mm fisheye is very resilient from scratches than the cheapo screw-ons. I know this because I used a cleaning cloth on a screw-on "lens" and I saw little scratches. But after using a cleaning cloth to wipe an greasy finger print off this 8mm fisheye, the glass stayed scratch free.
You certainly cannot beat this lens for what it offers for the price. And Adorama has done a great job in delivering this lens to me safely and swiftly. I could not compare this lens to anything else because it's just too good. Low price and high quality.
I'd definitely recommend this to a friend.Read full review
- dsan4634Jan 17, 2015by
Su un producto que me ha ayudado a hacer otro tipo de fotografía más dinámica y de gran impacto.
Da una imagen más dinámica, para fotos de paisajes y arquitectura son excelentes, da una sensación espacial en las fotos inigualable, lo mejor es que en tomas a poca luz las Tomás salen brillantes con un poco de iso.
- solstace562Jan 10, 2015by
I like it.
Good lens for getting into wide angle photography. It can capture some really artistic images and video. I'm liking this lens a lot. I recommend it if you're going to be making a music video, skateboarding video, or some really nice sunset photos.
- gibbs1125Feb 12, 2014by
Buy This lens NOW!
I must admit to being a bit skeptical about this lens at first. After reading a few online reviews and seeing some image samples, I took the plunge. I am so glad I did. The build quality is exceptional. It feels solid and tight in your hands. Camera fit is perfect, and lack of autofocus is not noticeable at all. Just set it to f8 and shoot away. I shoot mainly manual exposure, so lack of auto exposure is not an issue. Just stop it down, adjust the shutter speed or iso and shoot away.
A great value for the person who needs an ultrawide lens occasionally.