Breaking in the Fisheye: Rokinon 8mm

Last week I got the Rokinon 8mm Fisheye and I’ve been playing with it ever since. I spent the extra $40 and got the lens with the Auto Aperture Chip (which is only available for Nikon models) so that the f-stop can be controlled by camera. Totally worth it. It’s a little too smooth when its wide open, but it’s tack sharp after f5.6. It’s designed for cropped sensor cameras (DX), but it has an ultra-wide 180° field-of-view. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 12 inches. It’s such a great lens!!

If you like to shoot architectural photos or landscape, I’ve found that the lens correction feature in Lightroom is a pretty darn good at de-fishing. Try the Canon EF 15mm or the Nikon 10.5mm lens profiles, and it works great.

-Eric

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2 thoughts on “Breaking in the Fisheye: Rokinon 8mm

  1. You know withgermsn you eill know 4 languages english spanish CAMERA and german. I couldn’t understsnd a thing yiu daid on your blog about your ‘fish lense.’ Ha ha you never seise to amaze me!!! Hiw wad the paul mc cartney concert little shit? Love you.

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