Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F
$199 - $200
8 mm
manual focus prime lens
f/3.5
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor
  • Fisheye circular wide angle

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D5 and Nikon D810A.

Nikon D5
180°
horizontal angle of view
8mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D7200, Nikon D3400 and Nikon D5600.

Nikon D7200
189°
horizontal angle of view
12.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
75 mm
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$199.00
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Fisheye Fisheye Help
Extremely wide circular images
Length Quite short Help
75 mm
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
8 mm
Weight Very light Help
417 g

Cons

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/3.5
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
8 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
Help
8 mm
above average above average
Max focal length
Help
8 mm
below average below average
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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Unknown

Aperture

Wide maximum
Help
f/3.5
Wide minimum
Help
f/22
Tele maximum
Help
f/3.5
Tele minimum
Help
f/22

Features

Auto focus
Help
No
below average below average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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Yes
unique unique
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
Help
Nikon FX
Length
Help
75 mm
Diameter
Help
75 mm
Filter size
Help
Unknown
Weight
Help
417 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
180°
unique unique
Telephoto horizontal
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180°
below average below average
Wide vertical
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194.4°
unique unique
Telephoto vertical
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194.4°
below average below average
Wide diagonal
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180°
unique unique
Telephoto diagonal
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180°
below average below average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
Help
190.1°
unique unique
Telephoto horizontal
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190.1°
below average below average
Wide vertical
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118.3°
unique unique
Telephoto vertical
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118.3°
below average below average
Wide diagonal
Help
180°
unique unique
Telephoto diagonal
Help
180°
below average below average

Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F lens?

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Avatar for Kevin Kevin (2:22 PM, November 03, 2014)
Or you can lock the auto-focus after the first shot so it is the same all the way through each on you take.
 
norman (10:44 AM, November 24, 2012)
where can I buy it? I'm here in Sydney.
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (1:42 AM, April 26, 2012)
as this lens does NOT have an Auto-focus motor, its then entirely dependant upon your camera's servo motor, which you can disable with the "AF" selector menu/knob
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (1:40 AM, April 26, 2012)
you only get rounded photos with DX lenses mounted on full-frame sensors. As this is an FX lens, you should end off with a square image.
 
Krisgrimes (11:10 PM, March 16, 2012)
...and also pertinent spec to fisheye lenses is whether the resulting photos are square or round.
 
Krisgrimes (11:06 PM, March 16, 2012)
One spec I'd like to see, especially on wide-angle lenses, is whether the lense can use manual and/or auto-focus. The reason why is that I wish to shoot spherical panoramas, and do not want the auto-focus to change the focus during my shots. [I want to be able to turn OFF the auto-focus feature.] Just a thought, but it's important to panorama shooters.
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (11:03 PM, March 08, 2012)
maximum F-stop is f/22 ... just an FYI.