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Bower 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye HD Cine Lens for Nikon DSLR Mount

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Product Highlights
  • 180º Panoramic Fisheye Perspective
  • Aperture Range: T/3.8-22
  • Intended for DSLR Video
  • Fits Full-frame and APS-C Sensor Cameras
  • Silent, Smooth De-clicked Aperture Ring
  • Toothed Aperture and Focus Rings
  • Removable Petal-type Lens Hood
  • Fits Nikon DSLR Mounts
  • Manual Focus

The 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye HD Cine Lens for Nikon DSLR Mount from Bower can shoot both photo and video but has features that make it particularly attractive for shooting video with DSLR cameras. It is an ultra wide-angle lens with a 180º panoramic fisheye perspective. Its silent and smooth aperture transitions and manual focus make it ideal for shooting video and its aperture and focus rings are toothed to provide better grip for follow-focus rigging. Compatible with both full-frame sensors and APS-C sensors, it offers sharp imaging with its 10-element, 1 aspherical optic lens design. A removable petal-type lens hood is included with the lens for stray light deflection and protection of the convex shaped lens.

Designed to work with both full-frame and APS-C DSLRs, providing a 180º angle of view. On full frame cameras, the lens produces a rounded fish-eye perspective with vignetting at the corners. On an APS-C format camera, it produces a fish-eye perspective that fills the frame and is therefore rectangular in shape. 
 
De-clicked aperture movement and toothed focus and aperture rings for smooth and silent operation while shooting video.
Performance
Focal Length 8mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 12" (30.48 cm)
Elements/Groups 10/7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.95 x 2.95" (75 x 75 mm)
Weight 1 lb (454 g)
Bower 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye HD Cine Lens for Nikon DSLR Mount
  • Front Lens Cover
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Petal-type Lens Hood
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Bower8mm T/3.8 Fisheye HD Cine Lens for Nikon DSLR Mount
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Excellent 180º Fisheye aspherical lens

    By Leozales

    from Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

    About Me Filmmaker, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Front Cap Poorly Attached

    Best Uses

    • Car Scenes
    • Time Lapses

    Comments about Bower 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye HD Cine Lens for Nikon DSLR Mount:

    I am using this lens primarily for Time Lapses around te country. De-clicked aperture movement is smooth as well as the focus ring specially made for this unit that most of you are looking to shoot video.

    The removable petal hood is useful when you have a Mattebox but when you are not using a Mattebox it must be used in order to keep the lens from some unwanted light coming into the curved lens and specially to protect it from a drop. The downside about this petal hood is that it is not firmly attached to the lens and sometimes when you are trying to take the cap out it slides easily on the side leaving the lens unprotected. Of course this is a minor issue and having this in mind you will probably be careful trying to take the cap out.

    I strongly recommend this lens if you are in a low budget for this kind of Fisheye toys but I am sure that you will love the great views you can get with this 180º lens.

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