Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Full Frame Fisheye Review

Review posted 05/09/2016 by Josh Fate

Quick Take
Pros
  • Fast f/2.8 provides incredibly shallow depth of field and low-light shooting
  • Awesome Fisheye effect
  • Smooth turning focus ring turns a aprox. 1/3 rotation, easy for fine focus adjustments
  • Aperture ring clicks firmly into each setting
  • Excellent image quality
  • Available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax K and Sony A and E mounts
  • One of a kind lens
  • Appealing price tag
Cons
  • Occasional instances of Chromatic Aberrations
  • No Autofocus or auto aperture selection
  • Not easy to shoot quickly, takes time to accurately focus
Bottom Line
The Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is a very unique lens; providing you with a very wide, distorted image. This is a completely manual lens, which slows you down and gets you to put more thought into your photography. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Wide angle and fisheye shooters will be excited to get their hands on Rokinon's unique 12mm f/2.8 Full-Frame Fisheye lens. This smooth, easy-to-use full-manual lens provides a unique aspect, allowing you to add a new look and creativity to your shooting.

Providing a full 180° angle of view on a full-frame camera, it really comes in handy for indoor shooting and any other close quarters situations. This lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax-K, and Sony A and E mounts.


Specifications:
  • Model: 12MO-E (Sony E-Mount)
  • MSRP: $599
  • UPC: 0-84438-76372-0
  • Focal Length: 12mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Coverage: Full Frame (FX)
  • Optical Construction: 12 Glass Elements In 8 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 to F22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7
  • Coating: Nano Coating System
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.9"(0.20m)
  • Filter Size: n/a
  • Lens Hood: Removable Petal Shaped
  • Maximum Diameter: 3.04"(77.3mm)
  • Weight: 18.52oz (525g)
  • Length: 3.89" (98.6mm)



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