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Rokinon8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon
 
4.5

(based on 121 reviews)

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    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (47)
  • Consistent output (43)
  • Lightweight (42)
  • Durable (41)
  • Easily interchangeable (40)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (11)
  • Blurry focus (3)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (83)
  • Night photography (30)
  • Low light (24)
  • Video (23)
  • Weddings (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (39), Semi-pro photographer (37), Pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Lens

BH Photos shopping was a great experienceWhat a great lens. Yes a manual one, but not difficult to master or use.Focus on 5 feet and open at f/8 -and that is it....Read complete review

BH Photos shopping was a great experienceWhat a great lens. Yes a manual one, but not difficult to master or use.Focus on 5 feet and open at f/8 -and that is it. Get great photos. An aperture of f/8-11 should do it. Use f/16 if the light is great. f/5.6 should be tried as well. Lower f/ values may give a soft focus that may be helpful for portraits.Very well made. Feels solid.I got it about a week ago, but I have already taken 8 photos and 7 are super good. The first one was a user error.Good focus. WIDE angle of view -about 170 degrees.I got this lens for my self to take "fun photos", but I will use it for much more.It can't be beat for a photo in a confined space. Yes, it is a "fisheye lens" and hence the object distortion. But I knew that. I took indoor photos that I was unable to take with my Canon 10-22 mm lens.I am glad I bought this lens and not the Canon one that sells for $ .I would suggest this lens for anyone who is looking for a fisheye lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay Lens, Poor Design & Construction

This lens yielded some great results for me, however it's build quality is subpar. The lens mount is screwed into one little plastic ring which is screwed into another plastic ring. 2 of...Read complete review

This lens yielded some great results for me, however it's build quality is subpar. The lens mount is screwed into one little plastic ring which is screwed into another plastic ring. 2 of the screws stripped and some of the plastic broke so the whole fitting is loose now. There are also some internal flaring issues especially if using a camera-mounted flash.

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4.0

Well built and sharp

By Bill

from Melbourne, FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

    This lens is a bargain. The lack of auto-focus isn't really a big deal since at 8mm you have a tremendous DOF. The lens works as advertised and I have no complaints, this is just a good product.

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    3.0

    Rokinon 8mm Fisheye

    By TJ

    from Indiana

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

    Not bad quality for the price. Having a hard time dialing in the manual focus.

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    5.0

    Fun lens

    By Luis

    from Pembroke Pines, Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Lightweight
    • Nice "distortion"
    • Nice Colors
    • Really Wide

    Cons

    • Might Need Calibration

    Best Uses

    • Architecture
    • Fun Shots
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

    This is what I call a "fun lens".

    I got the Canon version, which is totally manual. This is really not an issue. Once you get the hand of it, it's very easy to use and the pictures look great!

    On the Canon it covers a field of vision of around 167 degrees. You can get a whole room on one shot.

    This is a lens to experiment and, as I said, have fun. It allows you to be really creative. The image quality is really good.

    I did have to "calibrate" mine which basically means adjusting the distance scale to match the real number. There are some articles on the Internet (google "rokinon 8mm calibration"). It is a "simple" procedure but might be intimidating to some. Make sure you read about it before pulling the trigger. Once done (if needed) everything works smoothly.

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    4.0

    Well Worth Getting!

    By Architect1776

    from Williamsport, PA

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

      I use this on a 7D and get excellent results.Is very sharp across the full field of view and stopped down to f* meets L lens quality. Very easy to use, meters in Program, Av and Manual modes. I generally set the lens to f8 and set hyperfocal distance and just shoot not worrying about focusing.
      The 4 stars are because there is no focus confirmation chip which would be nice to have.
      But if you want a limited use fisheye and don't want to break the bank I say you cannot beat the build and optical quality of this lens.

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      4.0

      Great, fun lens

      By Rob

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

      This is a great lens to do some fun shoots with. I was a bit nervous about it being totally manual but I've no issues at all with getting great, clear shots. The only thing I'd nitpick about is, since it is fully manual, it's a bit tough to get it to click into place on your camera without the aperture and focus dials turning. You have to hold it in just the right spot.

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      5.0

      Amazing value! Great images.

      By Big DS

      from CT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Great images
      • Lightweight
      • Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

        I got this lens as a B&H "Deal of the Day" for a remarkable price. Shipping was fast, as usual. Tried the lens out at the beach the next day and I got some amazing shots. Obviously I can't use this lens for most work related things. In fact, even though my Sony cameras are cropped to close to apsc, they won't work with this lens after fitted at the Metabones adapter. You end up seeing some of the tube around the edges. But for fun, I love this lens! I'm taking shots of things I could never have dreamed of. Build quality is great! Even if I paid double what I did, I would have been ecstatic.

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        4.0

        Great Lens for the Price

        By Schim

        from Buckhannon, WV

        About Me Casual Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

          Landscapes and close ups are very fun with this lens and its easy to use!

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          4.0

          inexpensive lense

          By marc

          from lincoln,al

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

            use it to get some fun shots and it is wider than my 10-22

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            5.0

            I would but this again.

            By docgray

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • I Use For My Photo Booth

              Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

              It does what it says. Works perfect for me.

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              5.0

              Rokinon Fisheye is a great deal

              By EAM Studios

              from Southeastern USA

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Sharp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                For the price, this lens is a great deal. The pictures taken with it are very sharp and clear. I am very happy with this purchase.

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                4.0

                good manual lens

                By GShooter Khôi

                from Sugar Land, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                Easy to use, light weight, manual focus...

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                5.0

                Fun Lens

                By KY

                from Hacienda Heights, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun
                • Solid
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Sometimes soft

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                This is the widest lens I own and I'm glad I picked this up. Of course, I wanted to play around with the exaggerated perspective with this lens. It didn't disappoint. I recently took photos at a small museum where there was a dome overhead and I was able to grab the whole scene above.

                I think I will have to fight not using this lens 100% of the time because its fun to use. The manual focusing is not an issue. I played around with it before the museum trip so that I can get the results needed. I found some images a little soft, however I'm still getting used to it so it's definitely user error. I do not believe it is the lens, other than the obvious with it being a fisheye.

                This is a solid lens and not flimsy, definitely not light, however it isn't your most heaviest lens out there.

                The perspectives are neat and you almost forget to not get your shoes or arm in the frame. I didn't pay attention and told my husband to get out of the frame but still managed to get him in it. Oops. I can imaging how useful it would be for those who like Astrophotography or landscapes.

                I have a nifty-fifty, and a 35-200, as well as a stock zoom for my Canon 60D. But I plan to have some extra fun with this lens.

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                4.0

                Quality wide lens at a good price

                By Dave C.

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                  I picked this up as a Deal Zone offer a while back. Coincidentally I had been looking for a fisheye lens for a particular project. This is actually my second Rokinon lens and I must say I'm impressed with their lenses so far. The images are crisp and you get that delicious distortion from the fisheye. Even with the cropped sensor on my camera, which effectively turns this into a 15mm for me, I still get a really nice effect.

                  No, this is not comparable to a Canon L series or anything with a Zeiss badge on it. However, it has the same build and quality as many of Canon's midrange products: hard plastic components wrapped around decent glass.

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                  4.0

                  Fun Little Lens

                  By Willie

                  from Leander, Tx

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                      Just used this lens. Got on a daily sale. Not a bad lens for the price. It is all manual so for me that wears bifocals perfect focus can be tricky.

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                      5.0

                      Fun Lens

                      By kylefornia

                      from california

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                        this is a fun lens to have around. I am enjoying taking photos and getting the fish eye perspective.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent and fun lens

                        By vw

                        from ct

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Sharpness
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • The Hood Can Get Loose

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video

                        Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                        Have been wanting to get a fisheye lens for my camera and this is one of the lenses that I have been watching. Finally pulled the trigger and been very happy with it.

                        The lens is pretty sharp wide open (f3.5)...in most cases, I use around f5.6-f11. Focusing through the view finder is practically impossible... most of the times, I use live view to focus. However, given the short focal length, and wide aperture, quite often, I just estimated the distance and pretty much nailed the focus given the large depth of field.

                        Highly recommended lens given the quality and price!!!

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                        4.0

                        Loving this lens!

                        By JK

                        from Kansas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                          Great price and good photos. No auto focus, but with practice and/or a tripod this is not a problem.

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                          5.0

                          Solid Lens. True to all its Specs.

                          By Sib

                          from New York

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                            The 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens is everything as stated. Provides for clear, responsive output and is of a solid construction. I used it for test shots in my room, horizon shots on a dock, and on a hike, during which I took wide angle landscape shots and time-lapse shots for running water. I was satisfied with the lens' performance(my performance was a bit lacking though haha).

                            Now, I did return the lens but that was only because the rounded fish-eye finish of the shots just aren't my personal taste. BUT, it is a fish-eye lens and it gave a solid and consistent effect throughout. SO, if this is your taste in photography, I highly recommend it.

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                            5.0

                            Lens works very well and using software, even more uses

                            By Casual Photographer in MD

                            from Baltimore, MD

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                              I purchased the lens to use on summer vacation. My pictures are very sharp and the fish-eye effect is fun. I found that using Anglerfish software or Photoshop, I can remove much of the distortion and get very wide angle pictures. I wanted to take interior pictures of our house and the fish-eye plus the software is getting the job done.

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                              4.0

                              Fisheye heaven

                              By sharon

                              from texas

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Slow Focus

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Canon:

                              LOVE!!!! have wanted a fisheye and I am having a great time making fun images. Have to remember the manual focus, but works great. Sharp images.

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