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Rokinon Cine CV35-C 35mm T1.5 Aspherical Wide Angle Cine Lens with De-Clicked Aperture for Canon EOS DSLR 35-35mm, Fixed-Non-Zoom Lens
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- 35mm fixed focal length; t/1.5-22 aperture range; Manual focus; Lens not zoomable
- Features the same outstanding optical quality as the highly rated Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 lens
- Features de-clicked aperture to reduce noise and to allow more specific manual aperture settings
- Lens is follow focus compatible to enable the user to focus and use the aperture ring without interrupting video shooting
- Includes front and rear lens caps, removable hood, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
- High-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens
- Ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Item Dimensions||4.88 x 6.85 x 8.9 inches|
|Item Display Weight||6 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||ONE YEAR|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.5|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||35|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.4 pounds|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||manual-focus||Stepper motor||manual-focus||manual-focus||manual-focus||manual-focus|
|Item Dimensions||6.85 x 8.9 x 4.88 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||81.28 x 3.5 x 81.28 in||3.3 x 4.4 x 3.3 in||3.43 x 3.78 x 3.43 in||0.13 x 4 x 3.26 in|
|Item Weight||1.5 lbs||5.61 ounces||1 lb||1.6 lbs||1.22 lbs||1.4 lbs|
|Lens Type||Wide-angle||Prime lens||telephoto-prime||Fixed||wide-angle-prime||Wide-angle|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 millimeters||50 millimeters||85 millimeters||35||14 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||35||50 millimeters||85 millimeters||35||14 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||49 millimeters||22 millimeters||77 millimeters||—||77 millimeters|
The new Rokinon 35mm Cine Lens is made especially for DSLR video enthusiasts, videographers and cinematographers. It features the same outstanding image quality as the standard Rokinon 35mm F1.4 lens but has the added benefits of de-clicked apertures and follow focus compatibility. De-clicked apertures means that there are no hard clicks when changing apertures and the aperture can be manually set to a very specific number (like f/1.7, f/2.8). The lens has also been constructed so that it can be easily attached to follow focus systems which are widely used by videographers. The Rokinon Cine lenses are the most affordable, high quality lenses in the market today.
Top customer reviews
Stuff to get out of the way right up front: This (the 35mm Rokinon Cine lens) is absolutely a manual focus lens. There is no electronic interface between the lens and the camera. It does not focus for you. If you can't tolerate focusing the lens yourself then this is very much not a lens for you. No autofocus. But not having autofocus is part of the design and part of the appeal for me. It means that there's so much less stuff to go wrong with on this product. And most people who are seriously into making films and commercials on video use manual focus lenses because it gives them maximum control over the look of their images. If you are lucky enough to shoot with the new Sony SLT cameras you'll find manual focusing is made simple with the cameras' built in focus peaking. If you are shooting with more prehistoric Nikon and Canon bodies you'll probably want to use the lens on a tripod so you can depend on Live View and magnification to get sharp focus.
Stuff to get out of the way, part 2: Since there are no electronic linkages between camera and lens there is no automation beyond what the cameras naturally give you with aperture priority control. Again, fine by me since I'm using an EVF and real time Live View I can always "pre-chimp" and see exactly what I'm getting while I'm shooting. That means I can compensate and change settings in a heartbeat if the scene in my finder looks too light or too dark. Finally, since the camera has no idea what lens is on front or what the heck the lens is doing there's no way it can give you complete exif data. You'll just have to get over that. The lens is also enormous. Not too heavy but large in size.
So, the lens seems primitive by modern standards. What does it have going for it? Well, my quick tests show me that the lens is sharp wide open in the center and just keeps getting sharper as I stop down. By f5.6 it's as sharp as any lens I've played with in the last 20 years. According to photozone.de it's a sharper lens than the $1400+ Canon 35mm 1.4L and the $1800+ Nikon 35mm 1.4 lenses. And that's both wide open and stopped down. Pretty amazing for a lens that's so inexpensive.
My work is generally slow and thoughtful. I work to a client's comprehensive layout or I shoot foot or I shoot portraits. I'm not a sports shooter. In the realm within which I work there's no bonus for super speedy handling. For me the lens works very, very well. I want a handful of things from a lens: I want high sharpness, I want good resolution, I want good contrast, I want good bokeh and I want the lens to be well built and able to take professional use for years to come.
The Rok 35mm 1.5 delivers all that.
Bonus: If you shoot video you'll find it's nice to have clickless apertures and a geared focusing ring. The clickless apertures mean you can make very subtle exposure or focus changes while filming instead of having to endure half stop jumps in exposure while the camera is running. The geared focusing ring means the lens can be used with follow focus units already on the market with no sweat. If you don't shoot video and have churlishly decided that you never will you should consider the non-Cine, f1.4 version of this lens. The optics are the same (great) but the aperture is click stopped and the focus ring is just a conventional focus ring. The bonus is that you'll save between $75 and $100 dollars.
I feel like the 35mm and 85mm Rokinons (Cine f1.5) are the two lenses I could take anywhere and do compelling work with. I rarely go wider but I do go longer. If I were starting my career from scratch I would certainly consider the 35m, the 85 and an a99 body as the core of my systems. Add some lights and a tripod and I can make stills and great short films.
When you compare this to the major brand offerings from Sony, Canon and Nikon it's clear that, if you are willing to learn manual technique, you'll end up with as good or better image quality at a fraction of the price. I'd buy it again. In fact, I like it so much I might buy a second one as a back-up.
One more thought: This would make a wickedly sharp 50mm equivalent on a cropped frame (APS-C) camera body.
Before buying this lens, there are some things to note. This lens is completely manual, no data is delivered to you camera, for some this a deal breaker but if you're truly into filmmaking this shouldn't be a problem. Due to the size of the lens, it is very heavy. I would not recommend using it without any type of support system, please consider getting a support bracket before possibly compromising your camera mount ring or the lens itself. It's also pretty easy to accidentally turn the iris ring while trying to pull focus with your hands but if you're using a follow focus it should never be an issue.
One more thing I'd like to add, I've seen a lot of people claiming that this is "NOT" a photography lens. To some extent this is true, the truth would be that this is not a lens you would shoot a wedding with. But taking pictures is totally a viable option, just understand you have to manually do so.
In conclusion, this a God send to the budgeted filmmaker. I believe it's worth every penny and can truly produce stunning images. If you're interested in the video quality of this lens I'll link a video shot almost entirely with this lens in the comments. The only parts the lens isn't used, are the scenes during a sunset on a pier but the rest are shot with 35mm.
I'm no lens guru, and I don't have much of a budget, so these lenses are perfect.
Coming from shooting DSLR to the Black Magic Cinema Camera, I was at least familiar with the functionality of these lenses. First thing I shot with them was a wedding and these were the only lenses I used on my camera. It takes a bit of getting used to working with all primes, but, with a t1.5 aperture, it's worth giving up the zoom since lighting isn't always the best.
I would recommend getting some super-wide angle lenses if you are shooting on a crop sensor like the BMCC as it more than doubles the focal length on these cameras (this one equates to about an 80mm).
The lenses are nice and heavy, suggesting a good build, and the focus is smooth. I haven't tried them with a follow-focus yet, but, anticipate doing so in the near future.
The de-clicked aperture is a nice feature too. It adds a smoothness to changing exposures while shooting that you cannot get with a regular DSLR lens, but, that can also be a problem if you are not paying attention because the aperture ring is easy to bump. That is in no way a complaint, just an observation and an issue I chalk up to user error and must get used to.
All in all, I really like these lenses and would recommend them to anyone on a budget. They are what they are, and what they are is an affordable tool to help you tell your story. I'm sure there are gear snobs who would frown on these, but, I feel that gear snobbery comes from a lack of vision and skill.
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