Adapted to the Follow Focus System
For Smoother Focusing
Samyang 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
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.
Alternative Fisheye Lenses
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye Manual Focus Lens
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