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Rokinon8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black
 
4.5

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Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Landscape photography (4)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-professional (3)
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    4.0

    Wonderfully expands photographic options

    By Durangogun

    from Durango, Colorado

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

        Years ago, when I shot landscape with B&W film, exclusively in medium (6X6cm) and large format (4"X5") I though of the 35 mm camera and the fish eye lens as nothing more than gimmickry--at least as far as "serious" landscape photography went.

        I needed to lighten up. (In more ways than one!)

        This lens may have severe distortion, but that simply adds an element of creative possibility not present in other lenses.

        Would I want to have only this lens? No.
        Would I ever find myself using it more than my other lenses. Probably not.

        But will it allow me to make some images I simply could not make without it? Absolutely.

        It's relatively inexpensive (appropriate for a lens that will probably not be used all of the time), but is able to produce a quality image--sharp, contrasty, richly colored.

        And if you want to play with images where extreme depth of field is required, this is certainly a lens to have.

        I bought one with some reservations.
        I have no reservations now.

        I'm glad it's in the camera bag.

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        5.0

        Excellent Lens

        By Jim

        from Washington DC

        About Me Semi-Professional

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

          Fisheye lenses are very specialized beasts. You don't use them a lot, but there are times when give you a unique perspective.

          With this in mind, I was looking for quality without spending a lot of money. This lens is quality plus and did not lighten my wallet too much.

          Build quality is excellent and the lens is sharp as the dickens. It is manual focusing and you have to stop down before shooting. Not a problem with this lens since fisheyes are not used for action.

          Could not ask for anything better.

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          4.0

          nice len

          By nothing

          from ga

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

              use on my fuji xm1 and shoots very good, just need some time to get used to it since it's a manual len

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              5.0

              Impressive quality for price point

              By OTown Dre

              from Ottawa, Canada

              About Me Professional

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great value for price
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • No Auto-focus

              Best Uses

              • Street Sports
              • Traveling

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

              As a Pro Photog, and former National Tech and Professional Product Specialist for Nikon Canada, I have been exploring options for my bag the last few years when it comes to a light weight travel option and ended up purchasing a Fujifilm X-E1 with the 18-55mm. (amazing little combo by the way, no regrets). While recently on a trip to New York City I decided to explore some ultra-wide lens options for the Fuji X-E1. I settled on purchasing the amazingly priced $ (at B&H), 8mm f/2.8 fish-eye lens from Rokinon. No lens communication, full manual lens but who cares infinity focusing starts early with a fish-eye so not a problem. I only "dinged" it as a Con for those not experienced with manual focus. Solid feel for a lens in this price point, aperture ring ring works great, and the lens quality is as good as any fish-eye lens I have used over the years and honestly better than most from a variety of manufaturers. Absolute little lightweght gem in any camera bag, and will go on all my future travel trips when travelling with the Fuji X-mount.

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              4.0

              Great Addition to Your X-E1 Kit

              By Edward

              from Vancouver

              About Me Professional

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ceilings
                • Complex Interior Spaces
                • Landscape Photography
                • Street Scenes
                • Traveling

                Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

                Although you have to set the camera to work with out a lens and then put it on manual focus, this a very quick and simple thing to do. Once you are shooting the lens is a great deal of fun and can get you shots that would be completely impossible with any other lens. I used it in a number of situations in New York where things were so close and packed in that no other lens could really capture the scene. In learning to use this lens I often found the centre point was often capturing a corner of a block or a cart or some object, placing the individuals off centre of the lens. This allowed me shoot people without pointing my camera directly at them, giving me some unusually candid shots.It is reasonable price and unique addition to your lens options and produces great photographs.

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                5.0

                Best Value Fisheye lens I ever bought!!!

                By elshaneo

                from Melbourne, Australia

                About Me Semi-Professional

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

                  I got the Rokinon brand because it was around $ dollars cheaper than the Samyang brand version, although they are exactly the same lens for the Fuji X series system.This lens is really superb value for money when comparing to other quality Fisheye lenses which costs much more, and it compares extremely well in terms of image output quality with my own Sigma 8mm Fisheye lens which costs around three times more.I'd like to congratulate Samyang for giving us all a very high quality fisheye lens at a very competitive bargain price and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to buy a Fisheye lens especially to shoot Panorama images.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent fisheys lens...

                  By Apsphoto

                  from Glendale, CA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

                    This is a well made lens manufactured by Samyang and rebranded by Rokinon. The build and construction is very good and if you like a fisheye type view this a great lens. The small compact size fits the Fuji X-Pro 1 and has very nice focus and aperture rings. Well made and the optics are great.

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                    4.0

                    Great fish-eye for XF Cameras

                    By AJ-Chi-256

                    from Naperville, IL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Sharp
                    • Sharp detailed
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Indoor Manual Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

                    I've never really used a fish-eye before, so this was quite a learning experience - and to that end I'm still learning. But I can say that the lens is alot of fun to work with, images are always more detailed and interesting to look at then they seem when I capture them.

                    The lens is very very sharp and detailed, working with manual focus is tricky indoors and often difficult to determine so you need to learn some hyperfocal settings to make life easier.

                    The lens is not a staple and never will be, but photographically its more exciting for me then I thought and its a lens I'm very happy with and will keep.

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                    4.0

                    Very nice lens

                    By Lsanto

                    from Brasilia, Brazil

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

                      Solid and well built, excellent performance, good price.

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                      5.0

                      Great quality at an incredible value

                      By Mads Pihl

                      from Sisimiut, Greenland

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Sharp wide open
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Lens Hood Easily Detaches

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Fujifilm X Mount - Black:

                      Becoming ever more content with the workflow on the X-Pro1 with each new firmware update, I decided to get a lens I already know well on a Canon APS-C camera (the 7D). I had high expectations for purchase of this lens for the X-Pro1, and I have not been let down.

                      To me the Rokinon (a.k.a. Samyang / Bower in other parts of the world) lenses hold an incredible value for money in terms of both build quality, handling, and optics.

                      Obviously they're fully manual lenses, and this requires some extra thinking if you're not used to setting both aperture, focus distance and shutter speed manually. Especially on the X-mount, since it cannot calculate a matching shutterspeed to a chosen aperture, as is possible on the Canon mount. (Also - remember to turn the "shoot without lens" feature ON in your camera in order to make this lens work!).

                      But once get used to this what you get is great sharpness even when wide open, an incredible 180 degree field of view, and insignificant vignetting.

                      Of course this lens will distort like crazy if you tilt it away from the horizon or try to do indoor shots, close-up portraits, etc. But if you're looking for a fish-eye lens which can produce a near-rectilinear image on landscapes or a great lens for stuff like up-close action sports shots, then this is a great investment and a fun, high-quality, yet very cheap addition to the current X-mount lineup.

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