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Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip

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Product Highlights

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • Chip Allows Focus Confirm, Auto Modes
  • For APS-C Size Image Formats
  • Rounded Image When Used With Full Frame
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12"
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
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You Pay: $279.95

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The 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip from Rokinon gives you a dramatic 180° view with a greatly exaggerated perspective when used with an APS-C camera. If used with a full-frame digital or 35 mm film camera, a powerful circular image is produced, floating within the frame. This fisheye lens includes a special chip that allows the lens to work with the camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions. Hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating help you to produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 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

Special chip allows the use of camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering, auto white balance
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
UPC: 084438741070
Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0' (30.48 cm)
Elements/Groups 10/7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.95 x 2.94" (75 x 74.8 mm)
Weight 14.7 oz (416.75 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.0 x 4.1"
Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Worldwide Warranty
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    Rokinon8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip
     
    4.5

    (based on 64 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (27)
    • Consistent output (25)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Easily interchangeable (16)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (7)
    • Difficult to clean (5)
    • Tough to attach (5)
    • Slow focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (49)
    • Night photography (17)
    • Sports/action (17)
    • Low light (11)
    • Wildlife photos (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (30), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (7), Enthusiast (5), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (50), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazed!

    I bought a Rokinon lens before that I loved, so when I went looking for an affordable fisheye this seemed to be the best answer. I am more than impressed with this lens....Read complete review

    I bought a Rokinon lens before that I loved, so when I went looking for an affordable fisheye this seemed to be the best answer. I am more than impressed with this lens. It is not too heavy or too light, I find the weight to be very comfortable in my hands. The angle is super wide! I was getting my hands and fingers in the shot at first. It looks wonderful, whether taking a picture in a small room, or getting broad landscape shots.

    I thought I would only use this lens when shooting BMX, and dirtbiking... But I now find it to be one of my favorites for any occasion. I love taking this one to walk around with because it gives me so much range.

    I was nervous, since there is no autofocus function. But set this lens to infinity and go! I've never had any problems with having to manual focus. Even in shooting high speed sports.

    If you're considering buying a fisheye lens or even just a wide angle, this is the best bet! It is affordable and produces quality pictures.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty good lens

    I consider myself a "semi pro" photographer and thought I'd throw some more unique shots into my sets and this has done the job. By no means does this fulfill the...Read complete review

    I consider myself a "semi pro" photographer and thought I'd throw some more unique shots into my sets and this has done the job. By no means does this fulfill the majority of set but if you're creative with your perspective you can open up a very broad world, no pun intended. Point being fun but also practical with the right mind set. However I do wish I had gotten the Nikon for low light capabilities, but I have been able to capture some nice in church shots- dim ones at that, at F8, with no tripod. Wasn't the first shot though I wont lie to ya there. F8 is where this lens shines. F3.5 is garbage, F5.6 ok for "soccer mom" photos or if you don't mind some sharpening masking afterwards. The lens is solid in feel, tight "fit", and lens cover is easy on off and stays in place on the petals. Lens IS NOT calibrated properly for distance when manual focusing, you will have to do this. Google it. Once calibrated I found leaving it at 1.5' has it sharp near to infinity at F8. Yes you still have to manual focus the focus confirm is simply for your in camera focus light which is only right half the time. All in all not a bad lens, depends on your needs. I've made it work "on the job" but I need a little more low light performance so I'll be getting the Nikon 10.5, if all weddings were outside I'd keep it. F3.5 could have been workable, IF it was a usable aperture.

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    5.0

    Nice Lens

    By Mel

    from Northeast PA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

        Using this lens for personal projects. Works as described, no issues!

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        • Yes

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        1.0

        Poor coating

        By spokenwar

        from 5280

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

        Everything about this lens is terrific - except the lens coating. I am doing a project shooting in retail businesses. If I wasn't shooting, the cap was on the lens. Nevertheless, the coating became pitted out and you could easily see white specs where the coating is gone. I sent this lens back and wrote Rokinon asking about the coating. They never responded. That was dissapointing. I had this lens for less than a month. It wouldn't last a year.

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        5.0

        Can't beat it for the price

        By WayneT

        from Paris, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

          I do a lot of architectural photography and really needed this for full block shots. Does exactly what I wanted with out the circle imaging that I have seen with many other fisheye lenses. Lot of fun to work with other projects also like perspective shots of hedge rows or fences and all kinds of perspectives with architecture. For what I'm using it for I have not found any faults just a little time to get use to using it which is natural for any lens.

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          5.0

          Super product

          By Pierre

          from Montreal, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

          This lens is great and is a perfect fit for my Nikon D 5300.
          And the service from B & H is super. I would recommend this lens for everyone who like to add a special touch on their photos.

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          • No

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          5.0

          B&H is the best

          By Tim

          from Belle Harbor , NY

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

            I have ordered many things from B&H they are the best and have a large slection

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            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice lens!

            By elcoincollector

            from Georgia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fun To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

              Ordered this lens recently and had a chance to use it already a good amount. The Fisheye distortion is fun to play with and the camera (D5100) has no problem measuring exposure. I was not sure about buying a manual focus lens but it has proven to not be a problem. Focusing is easy, specially with the huge DOF that it provides. At the widest apertures is not the sharpest but at 5.6 and beyond it's really great. Sharp and beautifil pictures.
              It's great, and even greater for the price.

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              5.0

              A phenomenal piece of equipment!

              By Kurt the photo enthusiast!

              from St Petersburg and Parrish area

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                This piece of equipment has opened up a whole new range of photographic experiences for me, and greatly expands my advances into the field of photography.

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                5.0

                Nice Lens

                By Mark

                from San Rafael, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                  This was a great addition to my bag. It's quite different from the array of lenses I have for my Nikon D7000. You can do some creative and fun stuff with it as in the examples I posted. It's light and durable and the chip allows you to take advantage of the camera's automatic features. I can shoot in P,A, S, and M modes and it even worked in the scene mode on the D7000. Exposures were perfect and it works well in low light at ISO 1600. It's well worth the extra $80 over the mo0del without the chip. The only negative is that the lens cap is difficult to re-attach since there are no markings. The attachment to the camera is very precice and tight. B&H service was great - I got this 3 days after ordering it and was able to shoot the lighted boats in our neighborhood over the holidays. It is a great value at $[$].

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic photos

                  By Winter

                  from NYC

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                  Thos is the first lens I've purchased in 40 years as a photographer that wasn't a Nikon so I was skeptical about the results I could obtain. I have to say the photos taken with this fisheye on a cropped sensor are incredible. Great optics! Thinking of purchasing the Rokinon Cine lens now. I love this lens. 5 stars!

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                  4.0

                  Cheap Good Lense..!!

                  By Jim

                  from NewYork

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                  Its a good cheap fish eye lens for person who just wants to try fish eye but don't want to pay much.

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                  5.0

                  great lens at this price

                  By LevanV

                  from Tbilisi, Georgia

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Poor in low light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                  This is my first and only fisheye lens, so I cannot compare it to nikon's one or to any other manufactutrer. But Rokinon 8mm is a great addition to the lens line-up. Opens doors for creativity. I have used it on film camera as well (Nikon F100). Makes a black circle around image, but looks good othervise.
                  This is really not the sharpest lens. Focus ring is really of no use. At any distance, everything is equally in focus. Great buy, especially at this price.

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                  4.0

                  Very Good Lens, However!

                  By Win Tun

                  from San Jose

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Built Quality
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Optical

                  Cons

                  • Quality Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Milky Way Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                  This lens is optically very good and sharp. Built quality is excellent. However, the printed distance number on the focus ring is wrong. For example, focusing at 1ft target and you have to turn the focus ring closed to infinity (and vise vasa). Focus confirmation chip will not work for the target at 4ft or greater on my D7000. One good thing is DOF is huge. So, focus on closed target, and you will still get sharp image beyond your focused target.

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding Value

                  By jvaphoto.net

                  from Sicklerville, NJ

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography

                    Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                    I am an amature and this is my 1st manual lens. This lens was sharp right out of the box. Using on my Nikon D5200, just set the aperture ring to F/22 to allow the camera to control the aperture. On the camera use f/11-f/8. F/11 is the sweet spot. Set the focus ring to 1ft or 0.3m and you are set to shoot. Use those settings and you wont have to adjust it for anything! Way better than the 10mm that Nikkor has.

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                    4.0

                    super wide

                    By RT

                    from NYC

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                      I'm still learning how to use this lens. It gives some really interesting perspectives. It is super wide. You really have to be careful not to get a foot or hand in the shot. A very good bargain.

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                      4.0

                      Great cost-benefit!

                      By College Student

                      from Ithaca, NY

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                          Got this about a week ago and have been playing with it ever since. Manual focus should not be a distraction as dof is massive. Chip works great for exposure and A/S modes, not so great for focus confirm (but then again its a fisheye). Not a heavy load at any rate; the bulging front element can occupy some space but otherwise it is fine. Front and rear caps work as they should. I find the projection of this lens to be interesting. It is definitely distorting as a fisheye should be, but not squishy in the corners as I have seen some other lenses do. A good job indeed.My only complaint with this lens is sharpness. Do not be fooled by thinking you will use this lens at f/3.5; this is really one of those cases in which a lens has a sweet spot. It starts getting better at f/5.6, peaks at f/11, and goes down from there. Not the best for interior shots with not enough light.Overall, this lens is great for its price. If you always had the dream of playing around with a fisheye of your own, go ahead and buy it. You will not be disappointed. For professional use (or for the pixel-pepper), I bet there are other choices out there that might suit your needs better.Good shooting :)

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          What a great lens!

                          By jfleenor

                          from Fort Sill, Oklahoma

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Rich Colors
                          • Wide Fov

                          Cons

                          • Focus Takes Some Practice

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                          My wife bought me this lens for my birthday, and I have been using it like crazy. The FOV is amazing, and captures so much with each picture. Also, my wife and I noticed that the colors are much richer using this lens than my others. The Manual focus takes a little getting used to, but it is a fun and easy to use lens. I will recommend it to others.

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                          3.0

                          Not the Nikon 10.5 that's for sure

                          By IXXI Photographer

                          from Myrtle beach sc

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Tough To Attach

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video

                          Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                          A cheap fish eye, does not auto focus! It does not auto focus. I'm not sure what the chip inside does, maybe it helps the light meter read and gives it the ability to be shot in aperture priority and shutter priority. The saturation isn't as good as the 2.8 10.5, but it will shoot wide. In landscapes I've noticed the lens isn't as sharp when the focal point isn't relatively close. I like the lens and its fun to shoot, the lens doesn't have the white Nikon dot to match up the body and the lens so you have to carefully find its entrance.

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                          5.0

                          Great Lens

                          By Eli

                          from Haines, AK

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Photography
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                            This is a pretty nice fisheye lens, especially considering the price. The AE and Focus confirm chip allows Auto Exposure and will show when it is in focus. It does have an aperture ring as well, although my D5000 forced my to lock it at 22 and use the in camera aperture control. Image quality is great, and I have no complaints.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent lens for an economic price!

                            By LV1628

                            from Cerritos

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                              I haven't heard of this brand before, and I was reluctant to make a purchase. But after read through all the review, I decided give it a try. After a few test shot, and I was very impress with the result. This lens is awesome!

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                              4.0

                              A lot of fun!

                              By Paolo

                              from Milano, Italy

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Extremely wide
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • You Must Remember No Af

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon w/Focus Confirm Chip:

                              Very nice lens, this is my first fisheye, I use it on my D300. The first impression is very positive, of course it is not an all-round lens but is something that can give you a lot of fun!!!

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