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Rokinon 85M-S 85mm F1.4 Aspherical Lens for Sony (Black)


Rokinon 85M-S 85mm F1.4 Aspherical Lens for Sony (Black)


The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Sony Alpha/Minolta 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/20
  • 13 Elements in 7 Groups
  • Angle of View: 28.3 Degrees
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.3 ft
  • Filter Size: 72mm

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  1. 124 of 127 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Would be a bargain at twice the price, September 29, 2009
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    E. J Tastad “ejt” (Marion, IA United States) –
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    Pros:
    Image quality from wide open
    Bokeh
    Handling
    Construction quality
    Value
    Video use

    Cons:
    Image quality doesn’t improve a lot stopping down the aperture
    Included 72mm lens cap is junk
    Hood not positive feeling
    Focusing at 85mm f/1.4 is difficult
    About 1/3rd stop darker than my other 85mm lenses

    Bottom 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 brand 85mm f/1.4 at a fraction the price. You must be proficient with manual focus to use this lens at f/1.4 (or be willing to learn).

    Review:
    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.

    Wide open it does show a small amount of purple fringing around very high contrast subjects, but it almost has to be blown out next to a darker object for it to be noticeable. The lens also has your typical green/red chromatic aberrations (CA) visible in the bokeh, which I think is longitudinal CA. This is actually fairly typical of large aperture lenses, even good lenses. It is generally not intrusive. The lens is also a tad darker than my other 85mm lenses, maybe 1/3rd f/stop.

    Focus is critical at 85mm f/1.4 as the depth of field is shallow, and most dSLR focus screens are designed to focus for f/4. I think the one in my K-7 is a bit better but still doesn’t show the true DOF at f/1.4, so it is impossible to focus totally precisely less than f/2 or so, but with practice you can get really close. Also, for slower subjects live view is useful. The focus feel of the lens is excellent with a heavily weighted focus ring that feels high quality.

    Lens construction is equivalent to any Canon L lens or Pentax DA*. It is a metal body at the base with a quality feeling plastic focus ring/upper body (this feels like the Plastic in DA* or Canon L lenses). The only part that feels cheap is the rear lens cap, the front lens cap, and the hood. At least they only cut costs with the non-critical items.

    This will make an excellent manual focus video lens too, because of the pleasing bokeh wide open and the shallow depth of field. This is one of the reasons I wanted the good bokeh wide open.

    Overall, this is a great lens for a superb price. The maker is Samyang, but it is sold under the Vivitar, Opteka, Bower, Rokinon, Polar, and other names. Image quality is supposedly the same between any make, but accessories might differ depending on what the brand wants to include with the lens. The Vivitar Series 1 lens has a slightly different look to it.

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  2. 57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A hidden gem – awesome lens., April 13, 2010
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    J. Smith
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    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.

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    OPTICS – Outstanding. Seriously. I started shooting this thing wide open at f/1.4 and it’s just great. Before this lens, one of my more enjoyable lenses was the outstanding Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI-S. I think this lens, though, beats it. It’s a more comfortable length for me, and the build quality is pretty high – and the bokeh is just amazing.

    Did I say amazing? How about just delicious. Creamy, smooth, great transitions from focus to unfocused areas. It’s great after some initial testing and already I have a shot of my young daughter that is frame-worthy (straight from the D700 using RAW and “normal” profile).

    BUILD QUALITY – Well, you don’t get something for nothing, but you can come very close with this lens. It looks like it’s a combination of heavy plastic and metal. The focus ring is of adequate size and mine has absolutely no play in it – damping is pretty good. And hurray for Nikon, Rokinon made the lens focus the “right” way, so that AF confirmation in your camera is going to match which way you actually need to turn the lens.

    The lens hood is probably the weakest part – it’s pretty flimsy, cheap, falls off too easy and is hard to line up to reverse for storage. But hey, this thing is dirt cheap and gives amazing, inspiring results. A Sigma-type lens cap (pinch on edges, not center) and cheesy felt carrying bag round out the deal. I also don’t like how thin the aperture ring is, but I don’t plan on stopping down all that often, so it’s of no concern and I think I’ll get used to it (I’m used to my 105 AIS).

    If you have a Nikon body that will meter with AIS lenses (D300, D700 and up, maybe D200?), this lens deserves your attention. Don’t be afraid of MF – it’s not as easy as autofocus, but with practice it becomes pretty darn easy, especially with the AF confirmation and having a large viewfinder with D700+ camera models. Awesome lens.

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