Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fish-eye for videographers

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Adapted to the Follow Focus System
For Smoother Focusing

Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fish-eye for videographersSamyang has released a version of its 8mm F3.5 Fish-eye lens optimized for filmmakers. Designed for APS-C Canon and Nikon video-enabled DSLRs, the V-DSLR 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS features the same optical construction as the still photography version, but has been adapted to the Follow Focus system for smoother focusing.

A fisheye lens is a wide-angle lens that takes in an extremely wide, hemispherical image. Originally developed for use in meteorology to study cloud formation and called "whole-sky lenses", fisheye lenses quickly became popular in general photography for their unique, distorted appearance. They are often used by photographers shooting broad landscapes to suggest the curve of the Earth. Hemispherical photography is used for various scientific purposes to study plant canopy geometry and to calculate near-ground solar radiation.

The first types of fisheye lenses to be developed were "circular fisheyes" lenses which take in a 180 hemisphere and project this as a circle within the film frame. Some circular fisheyes are available in orthographic projection models for scientific applications. These have a 180 vertical angle of view, and the horizontal and diagonal angle of view are also 180. Most circular fisheye lenses cover a smaller image circle than rectilinear lenses, so the corners of the frame will be completely dark. 


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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length8 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF, Four Thirds, Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha, Samsung NX, Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 180  
Largest aperture opening F3.5  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 7  
Coatings / special elements 1 aspherical element  
Minimum focus distance 0.30 m (11.81")  
Autofocus type No  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Overall weight443 g (0.98 lb)  
Lens diameter 75 mm (2.95")  
Overall length 77 mm (3.04")  
Sealing No  
Filter annotations Filters cannot be attached to this lens  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code Built-in petal-type hood  
Tripod collar included No  
Notes Length and weight depend on mount; numbers given are for Canon version.

Lens Includes

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye Manual Focus Lens
Front & Rear Lens Caps
Lens Hood
Lens Pouch
1-Year Warranty



Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fish-eye for videographers

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