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Rokinon8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount
 
4.5

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Durable (23)
  • Reliable (21)
  • Compact (17)

Cons

  • Limited compatibility (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (17)
  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Everyday (10)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-professional (10), Professional artist (7), Professional (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exceptional lens for the creative eye

To start off I use a Nikon d7100, and shoot completely manual at all times. This lens is preferably NOT for full-size image sensors to keep in mind. So a lot of the...Read complete review

To start off I use a Nikon d7100, and shoot completely manual at all times. This lens is preferably NOT for full-size image sensors to keep in mind. So a lot of the complaints I read about this lens was about how it doesnt respond to their camera (electronically), or it lacks an auto focus. With the D7100, the light meter system does work and the aperture indicators do show up on the viewfinder, but it is a fully manual lens. Thus meaning you have to take your hand and manually move the inner ring to adjust. It is a shame people lack and/or dont like how simple and "old school" this is. The quality of the build is where it needs to be. It's sturdy, the focus and aperture rings are very smooth and have the right amount of drag, and the glass is flawless. The lens cover is a little on the cheap side and doesnt take much to knock off, but who buys a lens for the cover? Images are brilliant with the Rokinon (I only use RAW format). It holds a great tonal range and does very well with highlights in the upper end (I tend to over expose and back down post-capture for better tones).Don't expect to use this lens in low light conditions with out a tripod or flash. But if you want to capture some vast skys and landscape this is for you, especially long exposures!I am overall very pleased that I purchased this lens compared to some of the steepers prices out there these days.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sharp Fish Eye

Nice lens for the price. It is a totally manual lens, so it does not couple to the exposure system on my Nikon 5100. It is a compact light weight lens. Pictures look...Read complete review

Nice lens for the price. It is a totally manual lens, so it does not couple to the exposure system on my Nikon 5100. It is a compact light weight lens. Pictures look sharp, though the super wide angle menas there is less detail in the
photo than a panoramic would give. I enjoyed the lens on my recent trip. Just do not forget to reset the camera to auto mode when changing lens.

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4.0

Having fun.

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

This is the first fisheye lens I have ever had. I found it very interesting viewing subjects in a hole different way. Had to be careful that I didn`t get my feet showing if I tipped it down slightly. I had to set my mode dial to (M) and my shutter and lens opening manually on my D90. Estimated the distance by eye, and then turned to right spot on lens barrel. For the price I don`t think you can go wrong, and could possibly have as much fun as I am having.

 
3.0

Not Removable Hood

By Omar Alsaiari

from Riyadh, Riyadh

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

You can enjoy the the real fisheye lenses with only extra USD 20 with removable hood, but not this one.

 
5.0

So far so good!

By tpm067

from Ottawa, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

First of all, shipped Purolator and came well packaged.

Used for a couple weeks now and am loving the lens. Checked many reviews on the internet of this lens as well as Ken Rockwell's. Everyone says it's the best crop frame fisheye for the money. I have to agree so far. I'm very happy and hope to keep getting great shots in the future from this lens!

 
5.0

Fun so far.

By Jane

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

Fun so far. Even in low light. Tried it on some Christmas decorations. Seemed fine. Bought it as an extra lens for experimentation. Good for certain circumstances. Build is great. Saw lots of online info as to settings. I used f/8 at Infinity and all seemed to be in focus.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Compatibility with some NIKON models.

By Elias

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

Sorry I did not have the chance to use it, there was a mistake of information in compatibility with the Nikon D5000 sadly I had to return it, the star is not for the quality just for my message there was no other way to leave this note. thanks....

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with purchase

By Warren

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

So far I am very happy with this lense. Work as other have reviewed, with my Nikon or fitted to my Panasonic mirrorless. Very happy with the results and looking to see what esle I can get out of this lense.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amazing lens

By CharithMania

from Sri Lanka

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

A nice and spectacular lens, Highly Recommend !
Good for Night Photography and Astro Photography.
Lens is very sharp and clear, well built and professional.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great fun product

By MD

from Connecticut

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

Awesome for action sport photography!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amazing lens gives sharp images

By Charith

from Sri Lanka

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

an amazing fish eye lens, which gives sharp images.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great fisheye!

By KimolaBear

from Colorado

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

I had a fish eye for my Canon but it was very conservative. This fish eye really captures everything and adds great interest to pictures with the distortion. Highly recommend this lens for the price and images produced.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun lens

By Dave

from East Texas

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

Good quality, nice finish, great pics

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bang for the Buck

By FJRron

from Hemet, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

    I purchased this lens for my IR converted Nikon D7000. Works great for that purpose because it's sharp and doesn't produce hot spots. Some of my much more expensive lenses are useless for infrared photography. The Rokinon 8 also works well with my D800 in DX mode. Combined with Photoshop's Adaptive Wide Angle distortion feature, there's a lot of fun and creativity potential with this moderately priced lens. And, it's very gratifying for an old film guy to have an aperture ring to turn again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A PerfectLens

    By PopPop

    from Catonsville MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Easy to use
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Price

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

    I've waited a lifetime for a perfect fish eye lens and finally got one! I've recently gotten back into photography and have been looking for this kind of lens. I love it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Too tigh to put on or take off Nikon D7200!

    By Frank

    from Sunnyvale, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

    It's very hard for me to put it on or take it off my Nikon D7200! I just have to return it. Thank you B&H very much for letting me return it without question.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    fun lens!

    By aus10quinn

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

    Great price on this lens that adds a lot extra creativity to images.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great afordable fisheye option

    By thiago bilek

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

      I was extremely pleased with the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 and to this day still believe that it is one of the best lenses I've tested. So when the new 8mm f3.5 fisheye was announced, I was pleasantly surprised to test it out. Being an all manual lens and coupled with the Nikon D5100's electronic rangefinder abilities, I thought to myself that this lens has to perform exceptionally well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing!

      By Mar

      from Upstate NY

      Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

      I bought this lens for my first trip to nyc and it was impeccable. Especially for the price, I'm very pleased with this and would recommend it to any photographer looking for a sufficient fisheye lens.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Nikon d7100

      By Gomez

      from Florida

      Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

      I bought this because a friend of mine had it for his camera. For the price as well as a full 180 degree compared to other fisheye's for dx cameras that don't offer that wide, I would recommend this to anyone.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good lens for the price.

      By ASAP

      from Spokane, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

          Lens was a gift which was well received. The lens has been put to the test and has resulted in some good pictures. Pleased with the lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Fisheye Lens on a budget!

          By Mike

          from New York

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount:

            What I really like about this lens is that it actually fits the camera. What Ive found with a lot of these non brand fisheye lenses is that they do not offer the full picture. Others that I tried would have black corners in the image for the inside of the lens. With photos that is easy to crop but with video that bugged the hell out of me. But with the rokinon this was not a problem it fit my Nikon D7100 great. Also an added bonus is that the yellow ring matches nikons colors

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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