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Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon

B&H # RO838C Mfr # RK8MV-C
You Pay: $329.00
Product Highlights
  • Designed for DSLR Video Shooting
  • Ideal with APS-C Sensors
  • De-clicked Aperture
  • 180º Angle of View
  • Built-In Petal Type Lens Hood
  • Toothed Aperture and Focus Rings
  • For Canon DSLR Cameras

Thanks to its smooth, de-clicked aperture and ideal focal length, the 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon from Rokinon is a great lens for shooting video with your DSLR camera. It is designed to shoot with APS-C image sensors, for which it provides full frame coverage, creating an expanded perspective that covers the entire frame. For DSLR's with a full frame sensor, this lens will produce pictures with a semi-circular image and close-ups will appear proportionately large for a dramatic effect. Its de-clicked aperture range runs from T/3.8 to T/22, providing a smooth, silent, jump-free transition when shooting video and its multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coated lenses allow for clean light transmission and razor sharp images. Toothed focusing and aperture rings and bright, white numbering make controlling your image all the easier.

Versions of this lens are available for all DSLR's from Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony as well as compact mirrorless cameras from Sony, Pentax, Olympus and Samsung.

Optically designed to work best with APS-C sensors, providing full frame coverage and 180º angle of view.
De-clicked aperture movement and toothed focus and aperture rings for smooth operation while shooting video.
Multi-layered and anti-reflective UMC coated glass
Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.8
Minimum: f/22 1
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Exposure is measured in T-stops: T/3.8-T/22

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Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 180°
APS-C Picture Angle: 167°
Minimum Focus Distance 12" (30.48 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 10/7 2
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1 Aspherical Lens

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Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.04 x 2.95" (77.3 x 75 mm) 3
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Above Dimensions for Canon mount lens; Nikon Mount: 74.8 mm (2.94") x 75 mm (2.95")

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Weight .92 lb (418 g) 4
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Above weight for Canon mount lens; Nikon Mount: 396 grams (0.87 lb.)

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Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon
  • Front Lens Cover
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • User Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Rokinon8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Rugged (6)
    • Consistent output (5)
    • Easily interchangeable (5)
    • Strong construction (5)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Video (8)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for... everything.

    As I accidentally dropped my Opteka 6.5mm lens I had to buy a new one, and I went for this one. Couldn't be more satisfied! It's pretty much like the Opteka, but for...Read complete review

    As I accidentally dropped my Opteka 6.5mm lens I had to buy a new one, and I went for this one. Couldn't be more satisfied! It's pretty much like the Opteka, but for some reason it feels a lot more solid. The follow-focus-tags-things make it look more beast, and focusing and adjusting aperture is a lot better.

    Definitely a great purchase. I'm mostly filming skateboarding and snowboarding, and this lens is perfect for both. I also use it to random stuff, and it works just as well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    nice but not great.

    As far as the price goes, it's great. Not the sharpest but fine for video. Softish for photos but still pretty good edge to edge considering the price. No focus confirmation and the...Read complete review

    As far as the price goes, it's great. Not the sharpest but fine for video. Softish for photos but still pretty good edge to edge considering the price. No focus confirmation and the f stop is manual and darkens the viewfinder at anything other then wide open. You get used to the quicks I guess but if you want more refined technology you might look elsewhere... I'd recommend it as a low priced lens but don't expect too much.

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    4.0

    great fish but won't work on full frame

    By maxwellduryea

    from albuquerque

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Build
    • Tiny

    Cons

    • Full Frame Unfriendly

    Best Uses

    • Action Sports
    • Specialty Shots

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

    only works on crop sensors
    hood doesn't stay on
    good build

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    5.0

    Great for Micro 4/3 users!

    By Simply Cinema

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Videographer

    Pros

    • Extremely Affordable
    • Professional Quality
    • Well built
    • Wide Field Of View

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

        This is a great fisheye lens to have for all you Micro 4/3 owners out there using Af100, GH2 and GH3. A lot of video available out there for this lens is using Canon cameras, and the field of view is a little wider and in my opinion not quite as cinematic. On the Micro 4/3 sensor, you get a really wide, fisheye style field of view, but still very nice for cinema-like specialty shots. And since you're using only the center part of the lens, you're getting the sharpest part.

        The possibilities are endless. The lens obviously isn't as fast as the others in the Rokinon Cine collection, but it doesn't stop you from getting a good exposure on the GH2/AF100 even in an indoor lighting situation. It can get everything in a small room or space without distorting the edges too much. We chose the EF mount because the chances of us encountering working with Canon are the greatest (even though we use Micro 4/3).

        All in all, a great specialty lens for anyone to have, and at a great price.

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        5.0

        Great Clarity, Good Buy

        By Random Blue Haired Guy

        from Maui

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Clarity
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape
          • Tight spaces
          • Urban Tourism

          Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

          The quality of the glass is amazing. The coatings and aspherical element give a very sharp image, long perfect focus, good depth of detail. I haven't experienced any moire or other undesirable effects (tiny bit of lens flare when shooting direct at the sun). Recommend this easily to anyone looking for a good fisheye.

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          5.0

          love it

          By biff

          from va

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Video

            Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

            very sharp and bright. almost a zeiss for 1/6 the price!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Can't beat the price

            By Billacat

            from Southern California

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

            I'm very happy to finally have a fisheye prime. For the price, you cannot beat the Rokinon. I opted for the declicked version and have been very impressed with the smooth yet firm focusing and aperture rings. I'm still trying to find the "sweet" spot for image quality because it's not the greatest wide open at f3.5 or cranked down at f22. The lens is fully manual, which is no problem at all. I've already started saving my pennies for the other Rokinon primes at 85mm and 35mm.

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            (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            nice but not great.

            By Tito Montoya

            from Montana

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

            As far as the price goes, it's great. Not the sharpest but fine for video. Softish for photos but still pretty good edge to edge considering the price. No focus confirmation and the f stop is manual and darkens the viewfinder at anything other then wide open. You get used to the quicks I guess but if you want more refined technology you might look elsewhere... I'd recommend it as a low priced lens but don't expect too much.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Lens!

            By Jim

            from Reno, NV

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

              Fun lens to use, great that it is geared towards DSLR video shooting. Love the de-clicked aperture!!!

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              4.0

              Great for the price

              By Dude on a budget

              from Houston,Tx

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

              No complaints yet. I've been using the lens for a couple weeks. Perfect for video, a bit tougher for pics due to it not having a motor. No clicking rings and I dig the hard stops. I'm using it with a canon 7d and a T2i. Image is pretty sharp. Real solid build too. Great if you've got a follow focus.
              Haven't tested it in low light yet.

              I definitely recommend it if you're on a budget.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Creative lens for the price

              By Randall Productions

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Poor in Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

              I use this lens as a videographer for creative, extreme wide shots during weddings. I love the fact that it distorts the image to make it more interesting to watch. It is a solid plastic frame, smooth exposure, and a crisp image. It doesn't have auto focus if I want to take pics; also its not the best in low light

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for... everything.

              By Simon Klovning

              from Skien, Norway

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

                As I accidentally dropped my Opteka 6.5mm lens I had to buy a new one, and I went for this one. Couldn't be more satisfied! It's pretty much like the Opteka, but for some reason it feels a lot more solid. The follow-focus-tags-things make it look more beast, and focusing and adjusting aperture is a lot better.

                Definitely a great purchase. I'm mostly filming skateboarding and snowboarding, and this lens is perfect for both. I also use it to random stuff, and it works just as well.

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                • No

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                5.0

                very very good product...

                By chee soon kiong

                from brunei darussalam

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

                      very good quality and good price too...very good product...

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                      5.0

                      FUN FUN FUN

                      By AM

                      from NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

                          so far so good.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best fisheye lens

                          By Dslrman

                          from Sugar Land, TX.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon:

                            This lens fully manual. There are no clicks when you switch fstops. Real smooth transition aperture when switching from dark to bright. Great built. Well constructed. I use it with Canon 60D. This is a must have lens.

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