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8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Auto Aperture Chip and Removeable Hood for Nikon
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Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Auto Aperture Chip and Removeable Hood for Nikon

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Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
This is Rokinon's newest fisheye lens for Nikon. It features some great new featurers that are not available on Rokinon's first highly rated 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens. Optics and glass are high definition (HD) with very clear & sharp images.

This is Rokinon's newest fisheye lens for Nikon.  It features some great new featurers that are not available on Rokinon's first highly rated 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens.  Optics and glass are high definition (HD) with very clear & sharp images.  This lens also features a removeable hood which will make it easier for use on full frame cameras.  While this lens is designed for APS-C sensors, full frame users can now use it without the hood.  On APS-C cameras like the Nikon D5100/D3200/D3100, the pictures will fill the entire frame or screen.  On full frame cameras like the Nikon D4 & D800, the lens will produce pictures with a semi-circular image and close images will appear proportionately large for a dramatic effect.

Product Details:

  • Manual focus
  • Aperture range of F3.5-22
  • 10 Elements in 7 groups (1 aspherical lens)
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1 ft (12 inches)
  • Removeable hood allows for full 180? angle of view
  • Features improved HD optics for the sharper images
  • Includes front & rear lens caps
  • Lens pouch
  • 1 year Rokinon warranty

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Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Auto Aperture Chip and Removeable Hood for Nikon

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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent
June 06, 2014
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4 out of 5 stars   Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
By Mxban4 (Plymouth,MA) June 06, 2014
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Pros: Great little lens, use it all the time and the pictures come out really great. Good colors, love the 180 degree view and it gave a new perspective of viewing nature.
Cons: hard to put it on, don't see a mark where I have to attach it, I have to overexpose the picture .
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4 out of 5 stars   Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 lens for Sony A7r
By Ray1940 (Pembroke Ontario Canada) June 05, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Sony E-Mount DSLR (HD8M-NEX) (ROHD8MNEX)
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Pros: This is a fun lens but I can't see how it could be used in a documentary setting. Like any other fisheye lens, it distorts perspective too much but it is still a lot of fun. The build is high-quality and the pictures are 'sharp', within the constraints inherent to any fisheye lens.
Cons: Hard to 'focus', but this is inherent to any fisheye lens. When I use the Sony's focusing help for manual lenses, almost everything is shown as 'focused'. You might just as well estimate the distance with your own eyes and set it yourself on the lens itself. You need an expensive software like DxO to correct the perspective (somewhat). The publicity was misleading and gave the impression that this was a full-frame lens. It is not. You should set the Sony's sensor to APC-S. If you don't, then you WILL get a picture but with a lot of vigneting.
Other Comments: Delivery was fast and problem-free.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent performance for the price!
By SJ (San Ramon, CA) June 05, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: Almost 180 degrees coverage. Photo quality is great. Price is certainly the best anywhere you could find.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great specialty lens
By MJSfoto1956 (Boston MA) June 04, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Auto Aperture Chip and Removeable Hood for Nikon (ROHD8MN)
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Pros: Sharp (especially in the center 75% of the image area), renders a full 180 degrees (circular image area is clipped at the top and bottom on full-frame cameras). Removeable hood allows use with full-frame cameras. Works well with crop-sensor cameras by filling the entire crop-sensor area.
Cons: as you get close to the edges of the image, chromatic aberrations start becoming significant.
Other Comments: This is a specialty lens. I'm very happy with it as I crop the image square then defish to "fill in the corners". Makes for excellent 20"x20" prints from my Nikon D800.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Amazing lens!
By Eskdesign (Cincinnati) April 26, 2014
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Pros: Clear Fun
Cons: A bit heavy
Other Comments: I cannot put this lens down! It's pretty much all I've been using for the last month. Works perfect for architectural videos and traveling in the city.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Ok fun on a full frame body
By aleunge (Vancouver) February 21, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: - neat lens and effect on a full frame body - still quite fisheye on a cropped body - sharp for its price
Cons: - manual focus - not complete circular fisheye on full frame
Other Comments: I've owned the Zenitar 16mm as well as the Sigma 15mm fisheye and decided to thin down the camera bag with this cheaper replacement. And for the times you need a fisheye for the job, it's absolutely fine. Keeping the Sigma with its AF and higher price tag didn't seem the best for me and with the high mega pixel count on current full frame bodies, images from this 8mm lens can be cropped to show no vignette (like the Zenitar) while still giving the option of a circular fisheye when needed (doing video work is trickier though since you can't simply crop out the black corners so move to a cropped body for video work). Sharpness is good (most fisheyes are) and the fisheye effect is fun. For what it is, it's great. For people who do not rely on or often need a fisheye, it's perfect. And dudes and dudettes, make sure to get the version with a removable hood for full frame bodies unless you want the inside of the hood in your photos :-D
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Lens, Great Price!
By Vespatime (MD) February 09, 2014
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Pros: Great price, Very Good IQ and Contrast.
Cons: No AF
Other Comments: One of the best values out there.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   lens
February 08, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: Price Takes great pictures
Cons: Affects camera settings Manual lens feature doesnt all you to use the features on the camera.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great for the price!
By Lola (San Francisco) February 08, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: The lens is everything I expected and some more. Very well made and images are very good. Just a great deal on a lens you will probably find yourself using more than you thought. Straighten all those curved lines in post for a very natural view or leave as is for an effect. I do prefer this model over the one with the fixed hood as I just upgraded to a FF body. I actually like not having auto exposure. It forces you to think a bit and you will notice that it eventually sinks in. At ISO 100 at 1/100th, in full sun the aperture will be about f11. Open shade 5.6. Just play around with it and with your other lenses you should have a pretty good idea what the aperture and shutter speeds will be in a given lighting situation without the meter. Enjoy!
Cons: None that I have found. Others complain about the lens hood, but it works just fine for me. Four stars only as the IQ probably does not compare with a Canon L series lens, but, hey, look at the price! You will love it!
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5 out of 5 stars   A fun little lens
By tonywintn (Greeneville, TN) February 02, 2014
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Pros: Sharp, excellent build quality and fun to use. Very little glare. Great value.
Cons: None
Other Comments: I am using this lens on my Canon 6D. It makes a full circle inside the sensor. I crop the image in Lightroom and the pictures look great.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great, fun and inexpensive
By Greg (Calgary, Canada) February 02, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: I've used this on my 5d mkii and a 70d and while the effects are different on either body the pictures are very interesting. The manual focus works very well and with the short focal difference is only really needed for close ups. Amazing build quality especially for the price.
Cons: It does work better with the crop body over the full frame but I am still very happy to use it with my 5d.
Other Comments: Buy it, you won't regret it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent lens
By ruvy01 (New England) February 01, 2014
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: sharp wide fish-eye so much detail great build quality
Cons: was fuzzy at first couple shots manual focus takes getting used to
Other Comments: One of my fave lenses
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Good lens for a GREAT price!
By jim (Louisville, KY) November 24, 2013
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Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Manual focus
Other Comments: Shot the 'ring around the sun' with this lens. Great shot!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Fun, exotic and inexpensive quality
By FRC (NYC) November 24, 2013
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Other Comments: Although it is well disclosed, it must be noted again that this is a completely manual lens; your camera can likely meter through it - but that is all. It is otherwise inexpensive enough (at the price I paid) to have in your kit for the rare appropriate use, and simply to play with otherwise. It is nicely built and seems decently sharp. It is difficult to focus visually so, unless you are controlling your focus from a computer or phone, you will usually rely on the lens' distance scale to approximate focus which, given the detail compression, works well enough. I have not assessed the accuracy of the scale as yet. The distorion (curvature of all straight lines not passing through the image center) is apparent but that is part of its fun. No filter will cover the highly convex front element, so care must be taken not to touch it - or risk the possible deterioration accompanying manual cleaning. The lens cap and removable hood are well designed to help you there. Also note that this lens provides 180 degree coverage only if your crop factor is 1.5, i.e., Nikon crop sensor users; Canon crop sensor users get only about 160 degrees of coverage. Based on my current experience to date, the lens lost a star only for failing to comunicate with the camera, not for any inherent failure of quality.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Lens for the Price
By RW (Dallas, TX) November 14, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: MATERIALS, Weight, Lens hood included, price, storage pouch included, Construction, Size
Cons: None at this price
Other Comments: Great quality for the price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   great lens
By opelman (phila, pa) November 12, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: Awesome Lens
Cons: none
Other Comments: wonderfull quality
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great price on this fisheye
By LC (Chicago, IL) November 05, 2013
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Other Comments: I found this lens on sale and wanted a super wide fisheye. For the money, it's not a bad lens to have without spending much more. You get what you pay for but I was not disappointed and buydig handled the shipment easily and efficiently.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome
By Bling (BC, canada) November 04, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: Better Iq Than 1st Gen
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Other Comments: I love it
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great fisheye for a great price!
By PahBell (Lake Forest, Ca.) August 25, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: Easy to use, Distortion Almost Perfect, Distortion By Lens Is Alm, Provides A Great Shot
Cons: Single Focus
Other Comments: I use the lens mainly for stage shots of bands, to add that "rock" effect. Works really well in "pit" conditions!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   great addition to lens collection
By urotrash (tucson AZ) August 25, 2013
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Pros: The Lens Has Great Detail
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Other Comments: well built, easy controls. Lens caps fit well and can be removed quickly. Manual controls are no issue with this type of lens
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great performer at reasonable price
By Beachrunner 2004 (Boynton Beach, Fl) August 24, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Sony DSLRs (HD8M-S) (ROHD8MS)
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Pros: Great Look, Impressive performance, Quality construction, Great price
Cons: none
Other Comments: Just got this lens and had a chance of trying them taking hand held night pictures of buildings at CityPlace in West Palm Beach and the results were absolutely amazing. It is a manual focus/aperture lens but very intuitive to use. Camera needs to be used in manual mode because there is no communication from the lens (no data chip) but that proved not to be a problem at all. You will achieve great results almost inmediately.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent superwide angle lens
By Walt (Dayton, Ohio) July 20, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Auto Aperture Chip and Removeable Hood for Nikon (ROHD8MN)
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Pros: Outstanding Image Results, auto exposure
Cons: Manual focus
Other Comments: This is a must-have lens if you get the latest HD optics version. The image quality is great. I don't have any experience with the earlier, non-HD glass version.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   A GREAT, inexpensive fisheye for Canon
By Nick the Runner (Colorado Springs, CO) July 13, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: Great Multi-coating, Included Lens Cap, Solid build, Included hood, Solid Buid, 8mm, Inexpensive, Included
Cons: No Filter Threading, No filters, No Auto-focus Canon
Other Comments: I've really enjoyed having this fisheye because I get a huge amount of wide angle. Of course you aren't going to be using it for macro and there's no autofocus (for Canon users). I think I'll use this in small spaces with lots of people and for super-wide angle landscape photographs.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great service
By Slowestrider (Los Angeles CA) July 11, 2013
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Other Comments: Don't like fish eye photos, returned.
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4 out of 5 stars   No better value
By Russell (NC) July 10, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Sony DSLRs (HD8M-S) (ROHD8MS)
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Pros: value
Cons: Learning curve
Other Comments: Photos look crisp and I think that for the price this lens is a great value!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   fun lens to have
By Ray C. (San Jose, CA) July 09, 2013
Review submitted for Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon DSLR (HD8M-C) (ROHD8MC)
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Pros: MONEY WELL SPENT, Good Fun Lens
Cons: Require Some Skills
Other Comments: I used this lens on the July 4th family trip, it was fun lens to use. I find it easier at outdoor. At indoor low light conditions, people/moving objects get blur if they are moving.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Looken Good
By Steve (Houston, TX) June 22, 2013
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Other Comments: Great lens at a good price.
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