After seeing a number of people reaching out for advice on a fisheye lens for Sony a6300 cameras we finally got around to typing up and publishing our article covering it. Our hope is that our article will be able to help any of our readers who already have an a6300 that are looking to pick up a fisheye lens.
Although getting your hands on a decent fisheye lens that will fit your Sony E-mount can be a bit of a pain we have settled on two solid lens options. The first really is a great little fish eye lens that offers some amazing image quality with great functionality, the second can provide fisheye functionality but can also easily be used in other photography niches too.
The Rokinon 12mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens
As we mentioned, the lens is a prime lens with a fixed focal lenth that is ideal for capturing any fisheye photographs that you want. Although the variant of the lens linked above comes with the Sony E-mount to nativley fit your a6300 but the lens also comes in variants desigined for Nikon, Sony, and Panasonic cameras so always check you are purchasing the E-mount version if you decide to pick the lens up in a photography store.
As the Rokinon 12mm F2.8 is a manual lens all of the focus on it is one hundred percent manual but with its 12mm focal length it is very easy to focus the lens and switch between the different levels of fisheye style image warp and distortion. The manual focus ring on the lens is easy to turn with minimal effort and you can easily turn it to tweak the focus level of your lens without even needing to look away from your viewfinder.
The lenses F2.8 aperture is quick and offers you some great low light performance too allowing you to be out and about with your Sony a6300 and Rokinon 12mm F2.8 enjoying fisheye photography in low light and night conditions.
If you are looking for a decent little fisheye lens that will fit your Sony a6300 and offer some great fisheye image quality then we really do think that the Rokinon 12mm is the lens for your. It will make a nice addition to your collection of your camera accessories and serve you well for years to come.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rokinon 12mm F2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product. Please note that the lens reviewed in the video below is branded as Samyang rather than Rokinon but it is the exact same lens just with the Asian branding whereas Rokinon is the branding used in most of Europe as well as North America.
The Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8
Although it is a more versatile lens that can be used as a fisheye lens for Sony a6300 cameras, the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8 (Click here to check for product prices and availability). If you are specifically looking to pick up a lens specifically for fisheye photography then we would actually recommend the Rokinon 12mm F2.8 covered above over this Sony 24mm F1.8 as it will provide much better fisheye performance. On the flipside though, if you are looking for a decent wide-angle lens that also offers some fisheye performance then this could be the lens for you.
Again, this is another prime lens but this time it is based around the 24mm focal length that as we touched on earlier, is more of a regular wide-angle focal length than a specific fisheye photography length. It comes with the Sony E-mount lens so it will seamlessly attach to your Sony a6300’s lens mount. Coming from Sony the lens offers the outstanding build quality the community has came to expect as well as a decent amount of both performance and functionality.
If you are considering this lens and are wanting to use it for some fisheye style photography then we would recommend you watch the video below. It offers a great overview of how best you are able to capture fisheye photographs with excellent image quality with minimal effort.
As we have mentioned throughout this section of the article, the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T E 24mm F1.8 is a solid lens but it is primarily a wide angle lens that can offer some fisheye performance when required. If you are wanting a dedicated fisheye lens for your Sony a6300 then the Rokinon 12mm F2.8 covered above will be better and we would recommend that you add that lens to your camera accessories over the Sony lens.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sony 24mm F1.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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