A specialized lens for creative effects, the Sony E-mount 8mm f/3.5 AS MC Fisheye CS II DH from Samyang offers an impressive 180° angle of view to produce exaggerated, distorted perspectives. The optical design incorporates one hybrid aspherical element, which helps to limit spherical aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness, clarity, and even illumination. A Multi-Coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, a removable petal-shaped lens hood is included, too, for further flare reduction and protection to the front element.
This 8mm fisheye lens is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 12mm equivalent focal length. With the lens hood removed, this lens can also be used on full-frame cameras, but will produce a circular image with noticeable vignetting.
Extremely broad 180° angle of view produces an exaggerated perspective and creative distortion.
One hybrid aspherical element is utilized to reduce spherical aberrations, control distortion, and maintain consistent illumination and sharpness from edge to edge.
A Multi-Coating has been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting in order to produce greater contrast and color fidelity.
Manual focus design affords a minimum focusing distance of 11.8".
Removable petal-shaped lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing flare and also offers some physical protection to the front element.