Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLRs With Automatic Chip

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Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Good lens


from Alberta, Canada  -  Casual Photographer

This lens can produce great images if focus is taken care of which can be difficult especially when the lens is wide open. I found the only reliable way to focus the lens was to switch my D7000 to live view and focus manually with maximum magnification. I found that the optical viewfinder >o< dot unfortunately cannot produce any reliable result due to the fact that this lens is very sharp and sensitive to focus distance and there is always fine tune offset/difference in distance between the focus distance to optical viewfinder vs. actual sensor. When I use live view, the images are always sharp. This lens is more suited for static objects, landscape due to the manual focus only.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


A great 35mm f/1.4 lens at this price!


from Toronto, Canda  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a great 35mm f/1.4 lens. It performs better than some much more expensive ones. The only thing you need to pay attention to is focusing. The lens may focus a bit further (or closer) on your camera. You'd better use it on a camera with advanced electronic focusing indicator, with ">oo" shows rather than usually the green dot "o". But considering the price is 1/3 of a Nikon 35mm f/1.4, I can accept this little inconvenience.


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Shopper  HI, I'm considering getting Rokinon 35 mm lens. I found other one on BHphotovideo, but slightly more expensive. Is there any diffarance between these lenses?
JOHN L  A Rokinon is a Rokinon
Shopper  How does this lens compare to the more expensive Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 or Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens? Is there a difference in the way the Rokinon looks vs the legendary look of a Zeiss?
karl k  Meh... Allen D should have read Ken Rockwell's insightful lens test which compared with the Leice Summilux lens, the legendary Nikkor 1.4 and that bokeh (the glorious lights out of focus in the background). I've started targeting the possibility of getting this from work because of the price point and optical quality based on Rockwell's review. Thanks, Ken.
Shopper  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
KEN R  Sharper than Nikon 35/1.4 G and way sharper than Nikon 35/1.4 AI-s. Ken Rockwell.

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