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Rokinon8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens for Sony E-mount - Silver
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No 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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          (3 of 3 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 4 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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                    (3 of 3 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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                      (3 of 3 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

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                      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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                        (6 of 6 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

                          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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                          (3 of 3 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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