Lens not Zoomable Aperture Range: F/1.4 - F/16 9 Elements in 7 Groups Angle of View: 28.3 Degrees Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.3 ft Filter Size: 72mm The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Canon 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.
Pros:Image quality from wide openBokehHandlingConstruction qualityValueVideo useCons:Image quality doesn't improve a lot stopping down the apertureIncluded 72mm lens cap is junkHood not positive feelingFocusing at 85mm f/1.4 is difficultAbout 1/3rd stop darker than my other 85mm lensesBottom Line:Buy this lens now if you want a superb manual focus long portrait lens of modern design and don't want to empty your pocket book. It performs like a name bran..
I had really never heard of this company or their lens until I happened upon a few web threads from various forums, specifically fredmiranda and dpreview.After seeing some amazing images posted from owners of pretty much every camera brand and seeing great bokeh and sharpness comparison shots, I knew I had to get one.Just got it today (April 13) and it's awesome, awesome, awesome, especially given the price.I'm using my lens on a D700...
Let me start off by saying that i spent a LOT of time looking for a decently priced prime lens. when i came across this lens i was a little skeptical about purchasing it because i never heard of the brand, but after reading up a lot on this brand and taking a look at the images it produced I figured it was worth a try. the first thing i did when i got this lens was stop it straight down to 1.4 and began shooting some images at a pretty..