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Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon Cameras
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- Aperture range: F/1.4~22
- Optical Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
- Filter Size: 77mm
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 1 foot (0.3 meters)
- Includes removable lens hood, lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual, and 1 year Rokinon warranty
- Lens not zoomable
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|Aperture Control Design||Includes aperture ring|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 2.48 x 4.41 inches|
|Item Display Weight||3 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.46 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.4|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||35|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.95 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||manual-focus||manual-focus||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||manual-focus||manual-focus|
|Item Dimensions||2.48 x 4.41 x 2.48 in||3.43 x 3.78 x 3.43 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||2.68 x 0.91 x 2.68 in||6.85 x 8.9 x 4.88 in||83 x 4 x 83 in|
|Item Weight||1.46 lbs||1.22 lbs||5.61 ounces||—||1.5 lbs||1.4 lbs|
|Lens Type||zoom||wide-angle-prime||Prime lens||Prime lens||Wide-angle||Wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 millimeters||14 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||35||14 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||35||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||—||49 millimeters||52 millimeters||77 millimeters||—|
The new Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 AS UMC A spherical Wide Angle lens is an optically sophisticated lens designed for full-frame cameras. It can also be used on APS-C and Four Thirds cameras. The lens is beautifully constructed with two lenses made of quality glass with a high refraction factor. Weight and dimensions can therefore be as minimal as possible. The lens is also constructed with one a spherical lens that prevents horizontal chromatic aberration. Rokinon has also added a focusing scale to this new lens, which will help the user focus more accurately. With its high quality, dense, anti-reflexive layers, this new Rokinon lens produces stunningly high contrasts and perfectly reflects natural colors. Images come out crystal clear and sharp.
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I shoot with a Canon crop. I have a good range of lenses now but realized that where I was lacking (severely) was in the 28-35mm (44-56mm full frame) range. I only had my 18-50mm kit lens to cover this range. That lens is sharp, but I have never been happy with the lens. No pop to the colors, slow aperture, etc. My top 3 choices to replace it:
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 (Non-VC)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4
I still believe any one of these would have been a great choice. All seem to get top notch reviews. The Rokinon, being newer and a bit of a specialty lens in the sense that it is a fully manual lens didn't have nearly as many reviews to go off of. However, many of the reviews stating it is as good as Canon and even Zeiss offerings. I would have loved the Tamron for the zoom convenience, but for me the better low light capabilities of the f/1.4 was far more important. The Sigma seemed to get some very positive reviews, but then also some not so positive reviews including on photozone. So it's the Rokinon as the winner.
Obviously the biggest concern with this lens is the manual focus. How hard is manual focusing this lens? Well, it's a challenge. But I have been practicing with this lens on a very difficult subject (an 11 month old crawling baby!). There are certainly missed focus shots that ruin some pictures. But the more you use it, the easier it gets and the less focus issues you have. Let's face it, at f/1.4 even auto focus is going to miss an eye on a moving baby pretty frequently. Will manual focus be an issue for you? Obviously only you can decide that. But my opinion, is you will be so happy with the photos you do get in focus (don't worry, there are a lot in focus), that it will far outweigh the missed shots. My only experience with manual lenses before this one was the Rokinon 8mm, but that doesn't really count. You almost have to try to get that one out of focus due to the nature of the lens.
At f/1.4, even a little bit of morning light through a closed window shade looks as good as studio lighting... Seriously. Now that is what I was looking for! Still wide enough on my crop to give me an excellent indoor lens with beautiful portrait capabilities. I enjoy my Canon 50 f/1.8 but is not wide enough for many indoor applications. Outdoors, the awesome Rokinon 35mm even close focuses so well that it can almost work as a macro lens. It takes beautiful, sharp, high detail images in every situation I have tested. It is a very large, heavy lens. I find that to be a good thing. I like the feel of a heavy lens so actually find that to be a positive.
Images are gorgeous. I will post some images soon that I think are stunning that I took on my 2nd day using (still a long way to go in perfecting manual focus).
So, crop sensor users out there looking for a FAST 50mm equivalent lens (or full frame looking for a 35mm), I highly recommend. Great for indoor, low light, portraits, landscape, near macro... heck anything but sports! Do yourself a favor and give it a try.
And thank you to others who have taken time to review lenses. Huge help!
Yup, I'm looking forward to more Rokinons in the future. They're amazing lenses at a great price.
I heard rumours about these Rokinon lenses, and just decided to buy some, without even doing any research other than look at a few photos and reviews. I figured they were cheap enough to just try out, and if they weren't top class they would probably still be more than good enough if I just wanted to go crazy and run around like a fool in the mountains and take pictures without really worrying about "breaking" them.
The mail came and I had a few new lenses to try out, and I must say I instantly fell in love. Great picture quality, very nice colors, nice crispyness, depth of field that was just as good as any other lenses I have. And I love that they are manual (which means you can't set your f-stop in camera, but rather on the lens itself. This is the way I work on film, and I just like it better, I feel I have better control).
It's a fast lens (f1.4) which means you don't need a lot of light, and the outcome is great. It's still crisp, very little noise, great DoF. I think this lens is at it's best on f4-5.6, that's when it really competes with the really high-class, expensive lenses, but even at other stops the differences are minor. I mean, if this lens cost the same as a Zeiss, I'd probably go for a Zeiss (which is what I usually use for professional shoots), but since the price is around 1/4-1/5 of a Zeiss lens I really don't feel that I lose $1500 worth of quality, if you understand what I'm trying to say.
I won't be surprised if the price of these lenses eventually go up.
My advice is that you should always try a lens before you buy it. Go to your local camera store, bring your own camera, and try the lenses you're interested in, and also ask to try new stuff you haven't tried before. Do some research at home, learn a few things so that you know if the person behind the counter just tries to sell you junk or if he/she is actually someone to trust. Generally, you can trust the ones working at serious camera stores.
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