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The Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 features 85mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.4. The lens construction has 12 Elements in 7 Groups and has diagonal angle of view at 28.3 Degrees. Closest focusing distance at 3.3 ft and has a filter size of 72mm. The Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 lens weighs 1 pounds and it measures 3 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long. It sold with price of $299.00 at Amazon.com and available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, and Olympus cameras.
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Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 User Reviews
“This lens is very cheap, affordable and build like a tank !!! This is a must have for portrait. However, manual focus is very easy if like the sony A77, you can have a help when doing the focus. ” – By Razafinimanana Anjarivo
BOUGHT IT – LOVE IT
“On my Nikon D800 it rocks. The bokeh is ‘creamier’ than you’re used to compared to Nikon or Zeiss lenses, but I like it. As a video lens it has terrific long focal throw with hard stops. Nailing focus takes a lot of practice, but when you get it – perfect. NOT a great run and gun lens but I have used it that way.” – By Mark Tierney
Crisp Sharp Video
“I primarily use my canon for video, so I could not ask for a better lens. solid body, perfect focus ring tension, and a crisp clear image. Plus the 1.4 aperture allows me to shoot dark rooms and night shots with no external lighting. A MUST HAVE FOR STARTING VIDEOGRAPHERS shooting DSLR. ” – By me. Jesse.
Would be a bargain at twice the price
“The lens produces nice usable portraits from wide open. There is a pleasing softness too it, but the eyes appear nice and sharp and the bokeh transitions are smooth. Specular highlights in the bokeh are smooth and fairly uniform with minimal rings or donuts. The modern aspherical lens design takes care of most spherical aberration. I bought this lens solely for f/1.4-f/5.6 usage. If I want to use the f/4+ range I will use my f/4 zoom, so wide open performance of the 85mm was critical too me, otherwise it added nothing over my slower zoom. I would not be afraid to use this lens at f/1.4 for portraits.” – by E. J Tastad
Excellent value for the money and very good image too
“I wanted a fast 85/1.4 for some longer range portraits without breaking the bank. I heard about the various versions of this lens (Samyang, Opteka, Polar, etc) and it looked like a good lens especially considering the cost. My impressions? Very well built with a smooth and dampened focus ring. Image quality is very acceptable even wide open but getting the plane of focus where you want it needs some practice unless you have an older split-prism focusing screen.” – by N. Savoiu
Excellent value, better quality than I thought possible at this price.
“Focus is internal, meaning the front lens element does not rotate, a very nice feature if you use a polarizing filter. The silk screened numbers on the focus scale and aperture dial are nice and sharp. They didn’t cut corners there. The moving parts, i.e. focus ring and aperture dial, feel very solid…” – by L. G. CHARLOT
Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 Reviews
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Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 Reviews
Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 Sample Photos
Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 User Manual
Rokinon 85M-P 85mm F1.4 Specifications
The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Pentax is an ultra-bright lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. Although you can only use this lens in manual focus mode, it is fully compatible with the automated features available with digital SLR cameras. It is compact and lightweight, and offers the ideal focal length and bright aperture for use as a portrait lens.
* Aperture Range: F/1.4 – F/19
* 12 Elements in 7 Groups
* Angle of View: 28.3 Degrees
* Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.3 ft
* Filter Size: 72mm
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