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Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:56:24 PM »

bestpriceoptics (99.8% approval) is selling the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 ultra wide fisheye for Canon (and other mounts) for $199 (Reg $289) via ebay.


This lens gives a wide angle fisheye look on APS-C cameras, and a circular fisheye look on full frame cameras.


Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye $199 (Reg $289)


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Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:56:24 PM »

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 10:42:34 PM »
This one doesn't have the removable hood... so that might be a problem for full framers.  The one with the removable hood has also sold at this price before... and the images are semi circular... so there are flat edges along the top and bottom of the frame.


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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 12:08:40 AM »
That's a very good price ... might give it a try.
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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 03:21:06 AM »
You can go for this instead: Samyang SYHD8M-C

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/886565-REG/Samyang_syhd8m_c_8mm_f_3_5_HD_Fisheye.html

This is the one with removable hood.

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 08:45:09 AM »
You can go for this instead: Samyang SYHD8M-C

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/886565-REG/Samyang_syhd8m_c_8mm_f_3_5_HD_Fisheye.html

This is the one with removable hood.
That looks better ... thanks for sharing
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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 08:09:10 AM »
Damn...didn't catch that it was a permanent hood.  I guess I'll let you know what it looks like on a full frame.  Hopefully it is manageable. 

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 09:24:07 AM »
Damn...didn't catch that it was a permanent hood.  I guess I'll let you know what it looks like on a full frame.  Hopefully it is manageable. 

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 09:24:07 AM »

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 10:37:02 AM »
Awesome fisheye on crop. Really sharp. If I recall, it was circular on my 5D but still a cool look, albeit very abstract.

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 10:38:51 AM »
There's s thread somewhere that I started that had a few fisheye photos using the Rokinon. I like the lens much more on a crop than on a full frame... but it was remarkably sharp when stopped down to f5.6.
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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 12:00:30 PM »
I have this lens. A couple of things. The lens is made for cropped sensors. Period. The hood is not removable, nor does it need to be on a cropped sensor. The focus scale may have to be recalibrated by loosening a couple of tiny screws under the rubber grip. It is a fantastic fisheye, and a huge bargain. Fisheyes are very specialized, and this is a great way to try one out. The apertures are click stopped, so not good for video. There is a de clicked model available. I paid $150 for mine about eight months ago from a big ebay seller. Forget which one, but it's one that is always selling the Canon 24-105 for $600.

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Re: Deal: Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for Canon $199
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 12:00:30 PM »