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Tag Archive: 8mm

  1. Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens EF

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    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 8mm T3.8 HD fisheye is a cinema-geared prime lens for cameras with Super 35mm and smaller sensors and EF or EF-S mounts.  Larger sensors will show vignetting. This lens is incredibly wide, with a modest amount of fisheye distortion.

    This is the cine version of the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5. The cine lens features a de-clicked aperture and cine gears for easy use with a follow focus.

    Rental Prices

    $29 for 1 day
    $58 for up to 3 days
    $87 for up to 7 days
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  2. Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens EF

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    The Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 HD fisheye is an extreme wide-angle lens that produces an edge-to-edge image on an APS-C sized sensor. We know of (very few) lenses for Canon that are wider, but they are circular fisheye lenses.  This lens is really, really, obscenely wide. Straight lines will appear bent, and perspective is extreme. This lens is best suited to specialty applications, like comedic perspective shots and Beastie Boys music videos.

    Performance-wise, this lens performs reasonably well, considering how extreme it is. If it’s not using the same optics as the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5mm, it’s close enough that we couldn’t tell in quick comparison testing.

    The lens is an EF mount, so it will fit on a fullframe camera like the Canon 5D series, but it will function as a circular fisheye (the corners of your image will remain black).

    The lens is fully manual, with aperture and focus controls on the barrel.  Focus is nearly irrelevant on a lens this wide, with a hyperfocal distance of about 3 feet wide open. The lens hood is detachable. The lens lacks front threads, so round filters are not an option.

    This lens is designed to work with any crop-factor Canon DSLRs, such as the T-series, 7D series, 60D, 70D, etc.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
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  3. Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Prime Lens

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    The Rokinon (or Samyang) 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye is a prime lens for cameras with EF and EF-S mounts.  This lens is incredibly wide, and bends straight lines around the center of the lens in dynamic and interesting ways.  The extreme wide-angle is most popular in sports, action, and music videos.

    The lens is fully manual, with aperture and focus controls on the barrel.  The imaging circle will cover an APS-C size (1.6x crop-factor) sensor completely, but full frame cameras will fall off to black in the image corners.

    This 8mm is also a nice wide option for smaller-sized sensor cameras with EF mounts, like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

    Rental Prices

    $24 for 1 day
    $48 for up to 3 days
    $72 for up to 7 days
    Call or email for availability.

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