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*Dead* Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye Lens for DSLR Cameras (Canon, Nikon, Sony) - $229 w/ FS @ Adorama

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thank you , i cant rep you ... i dont know why lmaol, it says i need to spread some reputation b4 i can rep you...
anyhow this is a must have lens for any photographer... its fun ,easy to use ... great for landscape .... but also for people too... check out this guy take most of his wedding pictures by fisheyes lenses and they came out super awesome... ofcourse he did fix some distortion but its easy on photoshop cs 6

http://www.geneho.com/#/portfolio---weddings/
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Quote from Hydraridaz View Post :
anyhow this is a must have lens for any photographer... its fun ,easy to use ... great for landscape .... but also for people too... check out this guy take most of his wedding pictures by fisheyes lenses and they came out super awesome... ofcourse he did fix some distortion but its easy on photoshop cs 6

http://www.geneho.com/#/portfolio---weddings/
Pardon my ignorance... I'm still kind of new to the DSLR world. Is this a must have lens for a "newbie"? Do I have to be good with shooting in manual mode? I'm still learning manual and do most of my "shooting" in auto, scene, aperture priority, or shutter priority modes.

I currently own a D5100 and the 18-200mm along with the 35mm.

Thanks for your help Smilie
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Pardon my ignorance... I'm still kind of new to the DSLR world. Is this a must have lens for a "newbie"? Do I have to be good with shooting in manual mode? I'm still learning manual and do most of my "shooting" in auto, scene, aperture priority, or shutter priority modes.

I currently own a D5100 and the 18-200mm along with the 35mm.

Thanks for your help Smilie
Not sure if you're serious, but here goes:

Extreme-wide angle fisheye lenses like this are just about as "specialised" as it gets, outside of perhaps the tilt-shift stuff. So no, it is not a "must have" unless it fits your shooting style. Fisheye lenses can be fun, but a lot of people get tired of theirs really quickly.
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Quote from gabe23111 View Post :
Pardon my ignorance... I'm still kind of new to the DSLR world. Is this a must have lens for a "newbie"? Do I have to be good with shooting in manual mode? I'm still learning manual and do most of my "shooting" in auto, scene, aperture priority, or shutter priority modes.

I currently own a D5100 and the 18-200mm along with the 35mm.

Thanks for your help Smilie
No worries! I'm also relatively new (been shooting for a few years at an amateur level, always learning). IMHO, this is not a must-have lens, but is a nice artsy lens if you have patience.

Being that this is manual, this will be incredibly difficult to use in most situations, especially if you have a moving subject. Outdoor photography might be doable on the move if you stop down in sunlight.

On a crop sensor like the D5100, you have most of the regular range covered with your 18-200 and 35mm prime (I'm assuming 1.8?). This 8mm fisheye would be something out of that range and fun to shoot with, but probably shouldn't be your go-to walkaround lens. That being said, it's a good place to try out a manual lens (especially when compared to $$ 8mm lenses with autofocus)

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On another note, does anyone know the difference between this version (FE8M-C) vs the other (HD8M-C)?
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Quote from gabe23111 View Post :
Pardon my ignorance... I'm still kind of new to the DSLR world. Is this a must have lens for a "newbie"? Do I have to be good with shooting in manual mode? I'm still learning manual and do most of my "shooting" in auto, scene, aperture priority, or shutter priority modes.

I currently own a D5100 and the 18-200mm along with the 35mm.

Thanks for your help Smilie
Because this is a Manual focus and manual aperture lens, therefore u need to
1st- set the focus to infinity
2nd- set aperture higher than 3.5 , preferably 5.6-22 depend on what is the object and lighting condition, normally leave at F/8 unless you shoot landscape with lot of light then set 18-22 , but normally i wont go pass 11 due to lighting condition, ( i also dont use flash)


3rd- you set your camera to Aperture priority (your camera may read aperture is F/0 but its ok , it will still try to adjust the light and iso to compensate the lighting meter ( this worked for canon ... im not sure about nikon)

4th- point and shoot.. most of the time it cover 170 degree inf front of the lens so everything will be in the picture and everything will be in focus. , its so easy that you love it... and it make you shoot like a pro without looking into view finder.
but when low light condition you need to pay attention at the speed... may get blurry pictures or you can turn on the flash to help with exposure.
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On another note, does anyone know the difference between this version (FE8M-C) vs the other (HD8M-C)?
I had the HD8M-C ordering th FE8M-C right now... i'll compare and will update in here or if i forget hit me up with a msg.
i heard it only different is the removable lenshood... which only good for fullframe but for crop , you dont need it... and i dont plan to go ff anytime soon. , u can also clip them off, but look nasty and cant put on the cap after that.
I saw the new box say UMC ... i tried to look it up but have no idea what its mean, it only mention a new coating on the lens, mean while the optical grade of both lens are the same, that what i read from others.. so i going to test it out and see if it true, i bought HD8m from amazon and already file return due to the focus ring didnt work at all, but the true is , with a short lens like this it will focus everything to infinity.
and outdoor during day light or even sun set , its a great walk around lens. check out some of my pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninj...680059032/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninj...684356465/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninj...696960331/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninj...695491678/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninj...722114992/
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Not sure if you're serious, but here goes:

Extreme-wide angle fisheye lenses like this are just about as "specialised" as it gets, outside of perhaps the tilt-shift stuff. So no, it is not a "must have" unless it fits your shooting style. Fisheye lenses can be fun, but a lot of people get tired of theirs really quickly.
Yes, I was being serious. Like I said I am relatively new to the DSLR world. Hydraridaz above said that this is a "must have lens for any photographer" - hence my question.

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to help along with xiaodihdih and Hydraridaz.

Repped all 3 of you worship
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Good price, I submitted it over to Amazon as well in hopes of a match.

I don't think this is a 'must have' lens....but it's a fun lens to have
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Good price, I submitted it over to Amazon as well in hopes of a match.

I don't think this is a 'must have' lens....but it's a fun lens to have
I'm not sure they would have done it before, but now the coupon is expired... who knows - maybe you'll get lucky Smilie
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[QUOTE=Hydraridaz;59460922]I had the HD8M-C ordering th FE8M-C right now... i'll compare and will update in here or if i forget hit me up with a msg.

Did you ever get a chance to compare the two lenses then? Curious to know. It seems like the HD8M-C with the removable hood and the better (?) glass is actually cheaper. So confused...
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