The new Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 Aspherical UMC Wide Angle Lens is the most recent addition to Rokinon's professional line of lenses, and it's a beauty! It is superbly constructed with spectacular sharpness and high contrast. The Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 is the least expensive 35mm F1.4 lens in the market!
The lens is an optically sophisticated lens designed for full frame cameras, and it can also be used on APS-C and Four/Thirds cameras. The lens is beautifully constructed with multiple lens elements made of quality glass with a high refraction factor. This enables Rokinon to keep the weight low and the dimensions small. The lens is also constructed with one aspherical lens that prevents horizontal chromatic aberration.
Rokinon has also added a focusing scale to this lens which will help the user focus more accurately. The lens is available in the following mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony, & Olympus 4/3. The Nikon version features a built-in focus confirm chip for auto aperture and auto exposure.
This new Rokinon lens is an excellent addition to any amateur or professional photographer who is looking for stunning clarity and high contrasts. It is alsothe perfect lens for high definition video recording. The 35mm lens follows in the footsteps of the Rokinon 8mm Fisheye, 14mm Wide Angle, and 85m F/1.4 lenses
Reviewed by 2 customers
I've been looking to get the Canon 35mm for a long time - even had a friend willing to sell me his for only $1k. I am a fan of Randy Halverson and saw that he used this lens to capture the Milky Way. I did some research and decided to buy it. Took my first pics of the Milky Way with it on my Canon 6D and was extremely happy! The lens is heavy, but so is the Canon - that tells me it has good glass - not plastic.
I decided to try something supposedly better than my old canon 24-70 f/2.8 (the first version, not the new one) and I couldn't be happier. This is a completely manual lens, but if you are OK with live-view focusing, the results are just amazing.