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Samyang | 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens

Samyang | 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens

  • $465.60


Samyang | 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens

  • Cine Lens for APS-C Sized Sensors
  • 8mm Focal Length
  • 180° Ultra Wide Angle of View
  • T3.8 to T22 Aperture; 6 Aperture Blades
  • Aperture Adjusts Without Click Stops
  • Well-Damped, Smooth Focus Ring
  • 0.8 Gear Pitch on Aperture & Focus Rings
  • 11.8" (30 cm) Minimum Focusing Distance
  • 10 Lens Elements in 7 Groups
  • Anti-Reflection Ultra Multi Coating

This Samyang 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-Eye CS II Lens is a fish-eye cine lens designed for video capture on cameras with APS-C sized sensors. It features an 8mm focal length and a 180° ultra wide angle of view.

Fish-eye lenses aren't for common, everyday shots, but can be excellent for capturing sports stadiums, large halls, highly-packed city sights, and similar scenery in a warped, unconventional fashion. They're also useful in making small rooms look bigger and straight lines or bars appear more oval, in both scenarios as a result of warping the image. 

The aperture ranges from T3.8 to T22. T3.8 being its fastest aperture, this lens is best used in environments with sufficient light or with a light source incorporated. The aperture is manually adjustable without click stops with a continuous, smooth aperture ring. Both the aperture ring and focus ring feature a 0.8 gear pitch in case you want to use a follow focus with either. The focus ring is also well-damped and very smooth. The lens doesn't offer auto-focus, but in fish-eye lenses objects appear mostly in focus anyway. The minimum focusing distance is 11.8" (30 cm). 

The lens has 10 lens elements arranged in 7 groups. It's coated with Samyang's multi-layered, anti-reflection Ultra Multi Coating (UMC), which suppresses flaring and ghosting. The lens body is made of aluminum and is very robust. A removable, petal type lens hood, and front and rear lens caps are included with the lens.


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