For today’s article, we are going to be focusing on what we feel is the best fisheye lens for Nikon d3100 cameras as well as a budget-friendly entry-level fisheye lens that you can use with your d3100 if you just want to try your hand at fisheye photography without spending too much money.
Both of these lenses are great bits of kit and will produce some excellent fisheye photographs with great image quality for you. Picking up either of the lenses will allow you to experiment with fisheye photography while using your d3100 and get some really unique looking photographs for your portfolio and social media accounts.
The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
It is one of the most popular fisheye lenses available on the market right now and it keeps going more and more popular as time got on due to more and more people picking it up. The lens has a solid build quality that will let you easily tweak your manual focus as required in use and the 8mm focal length of the lens makes manually focusing very easy and quick.
The f/3.5 aperture on the lens also allows it to perform well in low light situations when required making it very easy to capture some fisheye photographs in a number of situations. The ultra-wide angle aspect of the lens provides an excellent image quality with an amazing angle of view really making you photographs pop.
If you are looking to improve the presence of your Instagram account or your other social networks, picking the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens up for your Nikon d3100 can really help. It allows you to capture photographs of commonly captured locations but add the fisheye effect to them making your photographs really stand out against the competition.
Unlike many other fisheye lenses on the market right now, the Rokinon 8mm with attach directly to the Nikon d3100’s camera body without the need to pick up a lens mount adaptor. This can make your life easier as it helps keep costs down when compared to some of the competing fisheye lenses on the market.
If you are wanting to add a great little fisheye prime lens to your collection of camera accessories for your Nikon d3100 then the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens would definatley be our first choice. Its reputation is excellent within the community and it has tons of reviews posted by independent, third-party photographers sharing how the lens has performed for them.
The example photographs in our article captured using the lens show just how sharp its image quality is in a large number of situations. The price tag of the lens also help push it ahead of its competition making it the obvious choice.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rokinon 8mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product. The featured lens in the video below is under the Samyang branding but it is the exact same company and the same lens as the Rokinon 8mm.
The Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 Lens
It is slowly growing its reputation within the community with more and more Nikon users picking it up and posting their own reviews (click here to read some of them) online going over there experiences with the lens. Again it is a prime lens but this time based around the 5.8mm focal length offering a slightly different field of view to the 8mm lenses. Considering its price point in the market and being an entry level lens, its build quality and performance hold its own pretty well.
Adding the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 Lens to your camera accessories can be a great way to become a fisheye photographer and get some great photographs without having to spend much.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Lensbaby 5.8mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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m01229 – Pulling cookies out of the oven – https://flic.kr/p/ios9za
m01229 – Times Square in Fisheye – https://flic.kr/p/dEi73L
yeahbouyee – Library Of Congress Great Hall-TBP – https://flic.kr/p/hzeaTG