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Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fisheye CS II Lens for Sony E Mount

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Key Features
  • Sony E Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: T3.8 to T22
  • 12mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
The Sony E mount Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fisheye CS II Lens was developed primarily for film and video applications. The cine version of Rokinon's 8mm lens features industry-standard gearing for the focus and aperture ring, and the aperture ring has been de-clicked for smooth iris pulls. The aperture and focus scales have also been relocated to the side of the lens, where it is easier for focus pullers to read them.
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Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine Fisheye II Overview

The Sony E mount Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fisheye CS II Lens was developed primarily for film and video applications. The cine version of Rokinon's 8mm lens features industry-standard gearing for the focus and aperture ring, and the aperture ring has been de-clicked for smooth iris pulls. The aperture and focus scales have also been relocated to the side of the lens, where it is easier for focus pullers to read them.

This lens is compatible with APS-C-sized sensors and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 12mm. Its 180° angle of view makes it well-suited to creative applications. The optical construction incorporates one hybrid aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberration and distortion to produce sharper imagery. Additionally, a UMC coating has been applied to lens elements to minimize lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich images.

180° fisheye lens is ideally suited for creative applications.
One hybrid aspherical element reduces chromatic aberrations and distortions in order to produce sharper images.
UMC coating improves light transmission and suppresses lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich, color-neutral images.
Geared aperture and focus rings are compatible with standard follow focuses for greater control over adjustment.
De-clicked aperture ring facilitates smooth, quiet exposure adjustments during recording.
A removable petal-type lens hood is included to help minimize flare by deflecting stray light from entering the lens.
UPC: 084438761092

Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine Fisheye II Specs

Focal Length8mm
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageSuper35/APS-C
Maximum ApertureT3.8
Minimum ApertureT22
Diagonal Angle of ViewFull Frame: 180°
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom : 11.8" / 30 cm
Optical Design10 Elements in 7 Groups
Gear MOD & PitchFocus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Filter ThreadNone
Image StabilizationNo
Dimensions (W x H)2.95 x 2.95" / 74.9 x 74.9 mm
Length4" / 101.1 mm
Weight16.4 oz / 465 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 6.6 x 4.7"

Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine Fisheye II Reviews

Very good for its price

By Dimitrios
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-04

12mm on an APSC sensor. Use it on my Sony a7s. Not usable at f3.8 but after that all is well. Quite a bit of distortion, but gives an interesting look. Good built quality. Very good budget super wide lens.

good quality

By fabien
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-09

good quality

Great quality

By Guikeda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-27

It is all what I expected in a fisheye lens Remember 8mm is better in crop

Beware there are lemons!

By Joerg
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-11

I purchased 4 of these lenses for a VR 360 shoot. The 4 lens setup worked, but it turned out that one of the four lenses flared with vertical streaks where the other three lenses did not.

Solid Fish Eye for GH4

By Eugene Lee
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-14

I use this on my Panasonic GH4. Solid build quality and the geared rings for focus and the de-clicked aperture are helpful though not entirely necessary, considering it is a fisheye lens. But as a preview to Rokinon's other Cine lenses, the quality and follow focus compatibility on the cheaper side, will have me considering their glass from now on. The lens definitely has some weight to it, especially when comparing to Rokinon's extremely lightweight 7.5mm T3.8. Could be a negative for some, but I like that additional heft, especially when using such a lightweight camera like the GH4. And I often use it with my Glidecam XR-2000, which seems to work better for me when the top is near maximum weight, so that helps too. The T3.8 isn't ideal for most indoor shoots without controlled lighting (ditched it after trying to get some shots at a wedding), but can't complain too much. Though expected, sometimes, the picture quality on the edges of the frame become particularly fuzzy, regardless of it's focus. Overall though, it is what I expected and was worth the purchase.

Great reliable affordable lens

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-18

I shoot a lot of documentaries. I travel overseas and shoot in touch locations. This fish eye gives great energetic images without breaking the bank. It is affordable enough that I am willing to take a few extra risks that I'd maybe be more cautious about were it a lens costing 2 or three times as much.

The Best & Most Affordable Fisheye Lens. PERIOD

By Digital Ninja�
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-14

I needed a specialty lens for some creative video work recently. I looked at this and the Laowa 15mm and also the Irix Firefly lenses. Why did I pick the Rokinon? Because Rokinon makes great lenses at a better price point. Additionally, the look that I needed for this instance didn't require all of the other bells and whistles. I'm only using this lens for those shots for a specific effect. The Rokinon 8mm is a fisheye lens that doesn't show the barrel either. That's what I liked most. It is a nice and more than decently sharp for what I needed. If you need that wide look without breaking the bank, the Rokinon 8mm is the one.

Enjoy a super-wide, but this lens is far from sharp

By david
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-11

I like a super-wide, but you're better off with the 12mm that covers the full frame. There is a lot of vignetting that needs to be cropped out. The sharpness of this lens is very marginal, which will be apparent with anything that has a lot of detail, like classical architecture. Part of the issue is the inevitable camera shake when hand holding. Squaring up architectural shots is also challenging, no fault of the lens.

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Does Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fisheye CS II Lens is working with full frame E mount cameras like sony alpha 7?
Asked by: Dhanish C.
The Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens is designed for APS-C sized sensors. You could mount it on an A7, but the camera would need to be turned to its crop mode. To take advantage of the A7's full frame sensor you could look in to the Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine DS Fisheye Lens instead.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

will this work with a Sony a6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
As the Sony A6000 offers an e mount to accept E mount lenses and the Rokinon 8mm T3.8 cine lens is offered in E mount, you can use the two items together.
Answered by: Richard B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is there any major difference between this lens and the Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II Lens for Sony E Mount?
Asked by: Joshua
Optically they are very similar. The difference is how they are physically designed for different purposes. Therefore the 8mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fisheye CS II is for cine use (note the gears for follow focus and aperture) and the 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II Lens is for photo use. Select the lens for your primary use.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this compatible with the Panasonic GH-2?

Is this compatible with the Panasonic GH-2?
Asked by: Eric
Yes it is. The Panasonic GH2 has an MFT mount, which is the kind of mount this lens offers.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-17

question

The 360 model is different from the normal pictures. Which one is the actual lens?
Asked by: Dylan
The main images are correct. I have alerted the web department to check on the 360 image. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Will this lens give me the classic fisheye distorted image on the Nikon D5200? If not is there a decent Lenape that will?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will. This is a fisheye lens designed specifically for cameras with an APS-C sensor like the Nikon D5200. It is a great option.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

rokinon fish lence buy how to pickup in Auckland
Asked by: Ramankant S.
You can order this lens on the B&H website. Add it to a shopping cart, select New Zealand and you can see the selections for shipping methods to your address, shipping times, taxes, fees and final cost.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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is there a difference between Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens for Canon EF Mount and the Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Canon ?? This website has them listed as different but they seem almost exactly the same?
Asked by: Toby
The difference between these two lenses is the slightly more expensive CS II version has a detachable tulip style lens hood.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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