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Samyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens (Sony A Mount)

B&H # SA8T38SA Mfr # SYHD8MV-S
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Product Highlights
  • Cine Lens for APS-C Sized Sensors
  • 8mm Focal Length
  • 180° Ultra Wide Angle of View
  • T3.8 to T22 Aperture; 6 Aperture Blades
  • Aperture Adjusts Without Click Stops
  • Well-Damped, Smooth Focus Ring
  • 0.8 Gear Pitch on Aperture & Focus Rings
  • 11.8" (30 cm) Minimum Focusing Distance
  • 10 Lens Elements in 7 Groups
  • Anti-Reflection Ultra Multi Coating

This Sony A Mount Samyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens is a fish-eye cine lens designed for video capture on cameras with APS-C sized sensors. It features an 8mm focal length and a 180° ultra wide angle of view..

Fish-eye lenses aren't for common, everyday shots, but can be excellent for capturing sports stadiums, large halls, highly-packed city sights, and similar scenery in a warped, unconventional fashion. They're also useful in making small rooms look bigger and straight lines or bars appear more oval, in both scenarios as a result of warping the image.

The aperture ranges from T3.8 to T22. T3.8 being its fastest aperture, this lens is best used in environments with sufficient light or with a light source incorporated. The aperture is manually adjustable without click stops with a continuous, smooth aperture ring. Both the aperture ring and focus ring feature a 0.8 gear pitch in case you want to use a follow focus with either. The focus ring is also well-damped and very smooth. The lens doesn't offer auto-focus, but in fish-eye lenses objects appear mostly in focus anyway. The minimum focusing distance is 11.8" (30 cm).

The lens has 10 lens elements arranged in 7 groups. It's coated with Samyang's multi-layered, anti-reflection Ultra Multi Coating (UMC), which suppresses flaring and ghosting. The lens body is made of aluminum and is very robust. A removable, petal type lens hood, and front and rear lens caps are included with the lens.

Key Features
  • Fish-eye cine lens for cameras with APS-C sized sensors
  • 8mm focal length
  • 180° ultra wide angle of view
  • 6 aperture blades
  • T3.8 to T22 aperture range
  • Aperture is adjustable by a continuous aperture ring
  • 0.8 gear pitch on aperture and focus rings
  • Well-damped, very smooth focus ring
  • 11.8" (30 cm) minimum focusing distance
  • 10 lens elements arranged in 7 groups
  • Multi-layered, anti-reflection Ultra Multi Coating (UMC)
  • Robust, aluminum body
  • Includes removable, petal type lens hood
Lens Mount Sony A
Focal Length 8mm
Aperture T3.8 to T22
Angle of View 180° diagonal
Minimum Focus Distance 11.8" (30 cm)
Optical Construction 10 elements in 7 groups (1 aspherical element)
Number of Aperture Blades 6
Focus Adjustment Manual
Filter Size None
Front Diameter 75 mm
Gear Pitch 0.8 (on both the focus and aperture rings)
Length (Lens Mount to Front) 2.93" (74.6 mm)
Weight .96 lb (436 g)
Samyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens (Sony A Mount)
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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