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Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black

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Product Highlights
  • Ultra Wide-angle Fish-eye Lens
  • 8mm f/2.8- f/22 UMC Lens
  • 12mm Equivalency
  • Multi-coated Optics
  • Built-in Petal-type Lens Hood

The 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black by Rokinon is a fast, ultra wide-angle lens designed to work with the Sony NEX mirrorless cameras.  Multi-coated lenses equal minimal aberration and sharp images and a built-in petal-type lens hood prevents unwanted glare. The minimum focusing distance is 1' (0.3m) and the angle of view is 180º, offering full-frame (non-circular) images. At 12mm equivalency, this is a perfect lens to explore the creative possibilities of the latest mirrorless cameras.

Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Comparable Focal Length: 12 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 22
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 180°
APS-C Picture Angle:
Minimum Focus Distance 1' (.30 m)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 10/8 1
Please Note:

1 Aspherical; 2 ED

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Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.36 x 2.20" (60 x 55.8 mm)
Weight 7.65 oz (217 g)
Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black
  • Lens Cover
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Worldwide Warranty
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    Rokinon8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver
     
    4.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Landscape photography (4)
      • Low light (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Lens!

      I just got the lens a day ago, and after a little trouble to figure out how to have the camera shoot with a manual lens (enable "release w/o lens"...Read complete review

      I just got the lens a day ago, and after a little trouble to figure out how to have the camera shoot with a manual lens (enable "release w/o lens" feature in the Setup menu), i was able to take great pictures!
      The Focus Peaking feature helps a lot, in conjunction with the manual focus zoom.
      I totally recommend it!
      It also works with videos, even though, with no autofocus, it might be a little tricky (use a large f/number ;-)

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good if you get to know how it works

      Creates coloured borders on nex-7. Have not tried it on other cameras, probably works better on nex-5. You can fix a bit with cornerfix but it does not remove all of...Read complete review

      Creates coloured borders on nex-7. Have not tried it on other cameras, probably works better on nex-5. You can fix a bit with cornerfix but it does not remove all of the problem area and it needs to have a raw file. Soft on wide apertures.

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      5.0

      Very Happy with purchase

      By freeflykid

      from kennebunk, me

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver:

        I bought this camera for taking skydiving pictures, but have found myself using it outside of that. For the price I am very happy with how it works.

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        5.0

        You will amaze with the price like this.

        By Tibetan Mastiff

        from North York, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver:

          I was amazed at this cheap lens can produce such quality images.

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          5.0

          Excellent lens!

          By petec1113

          from Illinois

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver:

            This Rokinon lens is an excellent value. You can really get creative with it.
            Super sharp and easy to use. Colors are spot on and vibrant..
            this is a great match for my NEX 5R. It's not my everyday lens but it has its place.

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            5.0

            Great fish eye lens for a lot less

            By Mannie

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver:

              ease of use. beautiful output.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Surprisingly versatile

              By liketotallyrandom

              from Huntsville, AL

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fun
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Interiors
                • Landscape Photography
                • Urban Landscapes

                Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                This lens is a lot of fun, and more versatile than I had anticipated. While it CAN have a large distortion effect, it can ALSO be minimized, when desired, by way of composition, and also in post processing (either manually, or with fisheye plug-ins). When shooting landscapes, the fish-eye effect can be "adjusted" depending on how centered the horizon is. "Dial-in" as much fish-eye effect as you want, by adjusting tilt and composition. The lens is also well-made, and very compact. Flare is surprisingly well-controlled. Sharpness is good. Focusing is pretty easy, given the huge depth of field, but if there's one thing I would change, it would be to add a depth of field scale to the barrel. Just a minor gripe, though. Thumbs UP!

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Lens!

                By GV

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                  I just got the lens a day ago, and after a little trouble to figure out how to have the camera shoot with a manual lens (enable "release w/o lens" feature in the Setup menu), i was able to take great pictures!
                  The Focus Peaking feature helps a lot, in conjunction with the manual focus zoom.
                  I totally recommend it!
                  It also works with videos, even though, with no autofocus, it might be a little tricky (use a large f/number ;-)

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By photobill

                  from Sacramento,Ca

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                    Very nice lens that appear very sharp. I probably won't use it much, but I'm happy with the results and price. Seems to be built very well.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome

                    By Mahdimmer

                    from Dallas TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                        Best $ bucks I ever spent. Love the quality and effects. Lets me get really creative. Very good for landscape photography and also indoor (tight spaces).

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        incredible quality and value

                        By Art-physics

                        from Nanaimo BC Canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                          I am fanatic on image quality and this lens met my high requirements. It does not have autofocus which is unnecessary for fisheye lenses that have lots of depth of field. It has much less chromatic abberation than my full frame Sony fisheye that is triple the price. I am going to cheerfully sell my Sony fisheye and use this one on my Sony Nex-7.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          easy to use takes great photos

                          By Steve

                          from Woodside CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Needs Menu Adjusted

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Effects Closeups

                          Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                          This is the fourth lens I have for my Sony alpha Nex 6 camera. I have never owned a fisheye lens but was intrigued by the visual effects you can produce with an 8mm lens. It is totally manual but you can control the lighting on the auto setting on the nex 6. Had a slight problem getting it to work but one short call to the Sony support team led to a menu adjustment that enables the lens. Kept getting lens not installed message. Once I got that resolves it worked great. Can't wait to take a lot of interesting photos with the lens. This new 8mm is a low profile so it is much smaller than the 8mm f3.5 rokinon lens made for the Sony video camera that also will work on any E mount camera.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Exceptional lens for the price

                          By Mario_tr

                          from Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                            I am a fish eye fan, I use one since many years on my Pentax Cameras. I bought this lens for my Nex-7 camera, it is suprising to get at f5.6 an image clean in the corners also. Bravo Rokinon!

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fantastic lens - with little flare

                            By Zalman

                            from Montreal, Canada

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Photography
                              • Video

                              Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                              I bought this lens for my Sony NEX FS100 and from the moment I mounted the lens it changed my life as a film maker.
                              The video looks sharp. There is very little flare when shooting outdoors in sunlight. And, most of all the videos that I shot in Bangkok on my first use of this lens were life-like, the fisheye look provides an alternative to 3D in a way, it brings the viewer into the image like nothing else.
                              The chromatic aberration is negligible. And, the crop factor that the NEX provides removes all vignetting...
                              This lens is a must in every kit.
                              Oh, and this lens is smaller then I expected, it tiny...

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Nice speciality lens

                              By joel

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                                    It looks to be solidly made in Korea. Good finish. It's very wide and distorts like a fish eye should. A nice addition for the Nex series (I have the 7). It is manual focus, which is not a big deal.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Rokinon f/2.8 8mm

                                    By Peria

                                    from Norway

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver:

                                      I use this lens with my Sony NEX-5N and I am surpriced of how sharp this "cheap" lens is. It is sharp from 2.8 and become very sharp at 5.6 and 8. The corners are more than OK. The lens is very solid built and is small. Colours are beautiful, like Minolta. The focus ring is a litle bit stiff.

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                                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Good if you get to know how it works

                                      By sw

                                      from sweden

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Blurry Focus

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Night Photography
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Black:

                                      Creates coloured borders on nex-7. Have not tried it on other cameras, probably works better on nex-5. You can fix a bit with cornerfix but it does not remove all of the problem area and it needs to have a raw file. Soft on wide apertures.

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                                      • No

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