Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye Lens

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by MySonyNex-5R, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. MySonyNex-5R

    MySonyNex-5R TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 20, 2013
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    PhatMR
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    I decided to purchase this lens over the 16mm pancake +12mm fish-eye attachment. Did I make a good decision?
     
  2. loonsailor

    loonsailor TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Berkeley, CA, USA
  3. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Hawon
    not a huge fan of fisheye but it is my personal preference to avoid converters/adapters at all cost!
     
  4. MySonyNex-5R

    MySonyNex-5R TalkEmount Regular

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  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    If you like fisheye lenses, this one is definitely the best one for this price. If not - well, than there's always the 16 + UWA converter, the Sony 10-18mm f/4 or the Zeiss 12mm f/2.8.
     
  6. alterstill

    alterstill TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 27, 2013
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    Wlod
    I went for 16mm + UWA since colour cast problem is much more pronounced on Nex7 & Rokinon.
    I normally try not to use converters either but this set up seem not to affect performance of the pancake at all.
     
  7. berliner_ffm

    berliner_ffm New to TalkEmount

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    Mar 11, 2013
    This Fisheye is a great creative lens, although its a bit of learning photography again from the beginning since a fisheye gives you a very special perspective.

    Two examples from me:
    Church in my hometown Trier: Liebfrauenkathedrale

    A picture from Luxembourg: European Court of Justice

    Its a great addition to the NEX System since the lens is small and lightweigted.
     
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Very nice examples of what the fisheye is capable of. And welcome to the forum. :)
     
  9. ErickSaint

    ErickSaint TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 27, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Erick
    Every time one of these threads pop up and people start posting their pics, it's gets me thinking "What can I sell off to fund this lens?".

    More nice samples berliner.
     
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    lens addictive, once you use a nex and start using MF, this is what happens mate, addiction starts :p
     
  11. MySonyNex-5R

    MySonyNex-5R TalkEmount Regular

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    Beautiful pictures. I'm excited to recieve my lens