8mm Fisheye Lens

I couldn’t help myself. I have seen some very creative images with a fisheye lens and wanted to add one to my bag. I read a some good reviews about the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 manual exposure lens and was able to get one for a very good price. I still have a little learning to do with the lens but I think it is going to add to my bag of creative tools. Here are a few examples…

Whole New World Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 100

Whole New World
Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 100

Ready for my close-up Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 100

Ready for my close-up
Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 100

This lens can get some very impressive landscape images as long as you don’t mind the horizon in the middle of the scene or want the curvature very apparent.

At the Start Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5, 1/40s, f/16, ISO 100

At the Start
Nikon D5100, Rokinon 8mm f/3.5, 1/40s, f/16, ISO 100

I’m already thinking of some images I want to try with this lens when I get to Disney in a few weeks. This will be a great way to stretch my normal repertoire of images and hopefully come home with some unique ‘keepers’. 🙂

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7 responses to “8mm Fisheye Lens

    • Thanks James! I think it will be fun to see what can be created. I’ve seen some great images on the web and couldn’t pass up the deal I found. Still some learning on my part.

  1. I love these images, especially the first one, but I really like the second one too. This is so creative and fun ! I didn’t know this lens could take images without the curve, and your last photo is very beautiful. I think this lens will be perfect for Disney’s images, I hope you’ll share them here 🙂

    • Thanks Jocelyne! Definitely a fun lens to use. The image will not have any noticeable curvature if the horizon is in the center and there is nothing vertical on the edges. You can count on me sharing the Disney pics. Probably by the time I’m through everyone will be tired of Disney! 🙂

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