Samyang 8mm Fisheye T3.1 VDSLR II - Sony E

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Product Overview

  • Sony E-Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: T3.1 to T22
  • 12mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Designed for APS-C Sized Sensors
  • Fisheye Design, 180° Angle of View
  • Three ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • UMC Coating
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Built-In Lens Hood
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The Samyang 8mm T3.1 VDSLR cine lenses feature focus ring features toothed rings compatible with professional geared follow focus systems available in the film industry and likewise a toothed, decoupled (de-clicked) aperture ring. Such modifications allow for smooth and precise control over focus and aperture during video recording / filming. This allows for ultimate manual control of focus and exposure when filming from one scene to another with different light source intensities, such as changing exposure values (EVs) from inside to outside, or fade out / fade ins etc.

The Samyang cine versions are rated in T-Stops rather than F-stops which is usual for movie camera lenses. F-stop number expresses the speed of the lens on the assumption that lens transmits 100% of the incident light. The T-number expresses the actual light transmission, which is more accurate, and is the standard in professional cine lenses. The focus scale and aperture have been marked parallel to the lens's optical axis to aid in reading the lens when on video rigs.

The Samyang 8mm T3.1 VDSLR lens version is optically similar to the standard Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye version. The optical construction is based on 11 lens elements arranged in 8 optical groups with 2 Aspherical, 3 ED elements. The aperture consists of six diaphragm blades with apertures available from f/2.8 to f/22. It has an Internal focusing (IF) system which means the lens does not change in size when focusing.

It features multilayer anti-reflection ultra multi-coating (UMC) to minimise flare and ghosting. The integrated (non-detachable) petal shaped lens hood also helps to reduce flare. The lens gives a diagonal field of vision of 180 degrees, and the minimum focusing distance is only 0.3 meters. Samyang 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II provides exceptional optical quality in a very compact body.

Fisheye lenses are also popular for special effects use where distortion, exaggerated perspective, or extreme depth of field are desired.

  • MPN - 400600
  • GTIN - 8809298882129
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Brand Samyang
Focal Length 8mm (35 mm equivalent: 12mm)
Lens type Prime lens
Aperture Range Maximum: T3.1
Max Format size APS-C Size
Camera Mount Sony E-Mount
Lens Format APS-C
Lens mount Sony E Mount
Minimum Focusing Distance 11.8“ / 30 cm
Angle Of View 180
Groups 8
Filter Size N/A
Autofocus No
Elements 11
Motor Type N/A
Weight 270
Dimensions (DxL) 2.9 x 2.5“ / 73.6 x 64.5 mm
Weight 270
Lens Hood Samyang
Elements 11
Groups 8
Focal Length 12mm ( 35mm equiv)
Focal length 8mm (35 mm equivalent: 12mm)
Max Aperture T3.1
Min Aperture T22
Camera Mount Type Sony E-Mount
Filter size None
Minimum focus distance 30 cm
Dimensions (max) 73.6 x 64.5 mm
Angle of view 180
Lens construction 11 elements in 8 groups
Weight 270 g
Format Compatibility APS-C
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What’s In The Box
  • Samyang 8mm T3.1 CINE APS-­C Lens for Sony E Mount
  • Samyang 8mm T3.1 CINE APS-­C Lens for Sony E Mount x 1
  • Lens pouch x 1
  • Instructions x 1
  • Lens cap x 1
  • Back cap x 1
  • Lens hood x 1
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