12mm f/2.8 Fisheye

12mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Full Frame Fisheye Review

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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.
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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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