Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical, Manual Focus Lens for Olympus E Series DSLRs - (Four Thirds System)

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About Rokinon 85mm F/1.4

The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Olympus 4/3 DSLR Cameras gives you a medium telephoto field of view that's ideal for portraits. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 85mm lens focuses as close as 3.3' (1.0 m) from the lens and includes a lens hood. This lens is designed for use with full-frame film and digital cameras and may also be used with cameras with APS-C sized sensors.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Professional quality (7),Easy to use (6),Compact (3)
Best Uses:
Complex projects (4),In the studio (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6)

Rokinon 85mm F/1.4 Features

  • Bright f/1.4 medium telephoto portrait lens
  • Lens is constructed with hybrid aspherical elements for outstanding, sharply defined images
  • Lens features super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghost images
  • Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 3.3' (1.0 m) for enhanced portrait shots
  • Designed for use with full-frame cameras and may also be used with APS-C cameras
  • Removable lens hood included

Rokinon 85mm F/1.4 Specifications

Focal Length
85 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type
Olympus 4/3
Format Compatibility
Olympus 4/3
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View
28.3deg.
Minimum Focus Distance
3.3' (1.01 m)
Groups/Elements
7/9
Autofocus
No
Tripod Collar
No
Filter Thread
Front: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL)
2.75x3.25" / 69.85x82.55mm
Weight
1.4lbs / 0.64kg
Mfr #
85M-O
SKU
RK85MO

Rokinon 85mm F/1.4 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

Excellent Manual Focus Lens

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Hobbyist

I bought this lens coz the review was good then i give it a try! soon i got it i mounted on my canon 7d then all i can say about all the images went out was WOW!

 
4.0

Good Lens not for Nikon D7000

By

from Fresno Ca  -  Hobbyist

I just received it and i am returning it tomorrow its not that the lens is bad . Its a very well build good lens but i wanted it for my Nikon D7000 and its frustrating that u can not even turn the dial to change the Aperture. Its so close to teh mount that u have to have baby fingers to change the aperture. So i am not gonna say anything about the quality but it is not for D7000 they should mention it in the description.

 
5.0

Another Rokinon Gem!

By

from Colorado Springs, Colorado  -  Hobbyist

First Light: Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Solid build, quick f/stop, tack sharp at f/4 or better, perfect portrait lens, dirt cheap (don't tell Rokinon), manual only lens. The lens leaf is not a perfect circle like a 50mm 1.8, so bokeh shoots won't have a perfect round circle. I for one am not scared of manual lenses. First, set the desired f/stop, then ISO (film speed), third adjust your shutter speed... that's it. It will always take a few test pictures because your camera won't 'read' that you have a lens, so it will most likely be over/under exposed at first. Once you're set, just shoot away. You will only have to readjust if you change your light source (indoor-outdoor). This is my second Rokinon (8mm fisheye), I can't complain... they do the job if you understand your way around a camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bang for your buck!

By

from Miami,Fl  -  Hobbyist

Full manual lens, the good side of it is you have full control of your shutter speed and aperture.And f/1.4 gives you a big leeway to control the amount of light and this lens gives nice bokeh.Great for night photography and also for video.On my Sony A77... this Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 is 10/10!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy...

By

from Miami,Fl  -  Hobbyist

For the budget concious enthusiast, this is the way to go.Takes super sharp pictures.Using my A77.....wow!This piece of glass can really compete with other higher end lenses in the market.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lens for filming!

By

from South FL  -  Professional Artist

For the cost, I am extremely satisfied with this lens. Got a variable ND along with it and it has been one of the best outdoor lenses, especially at night. At first was skeptical about the manual aperture but in the end, I love it. It helps me slow down a little and focus. Would highly recommend this lens for someone looking for a versatile lens just a step below a telephoto.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

it is as good as they say

By

from Annapolis Md.

Use for portraiture, tricky to learn focus, but when you get it, it is fast ! I don't see a downside to the glass. Over a thousand dollars cheaper than Nikon auto focus. I am sold !

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Rokinon 85mm Consumer's Review

By

from Florida  -  Hobbyist

If you're thinking of purchasing this product, stop thinking about it. - You know it's a manual lens, and it works beautifully. Very smooth rotation. Auto-focus on a fixed focal length prime lens, is overkill. Take your time to further cultivate your view. - You know that it's the best priced 85mm lens on the market right now. The next one even used, will cost several hundred dollars more. Why spend $800+ on an 85mm fixed lens, when for $2-300 more, you can find a high-quality zoom lens? - For me, the only worry came from it being a brand I wasn't familiar with. I am familiar with it now, and quite happy with my purchase, by far. Mostly metal parts, including the F-mount. - If you don't mind adding like $50 more, get the focus chip. There's really nothing else to be concerned with. Stop thinking about it, and buy it. It'll be the best purchase you've made in awhile, especially if you're just beginning to invest in photography. (side-note. I give nothing a full 5-stars, unless it's a small number of items being judged.)

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Shopper  Will this lense fit the Lumix L10 body? I'm under the impression that all (regular) four thirds lenses are compatible among manufacturers. However, when I go to the Rokinon website, there is no mention of any other four thirds compatibilities - they only mention Olympus models as being 'compatible'.
Andrew R  Unfortunately Rokinon does not indicate compatibility with Panasonic 4/3 bodies (such as the L10). Rokinon indicates that this lens should be compatible with the following Olympus bodies; Evolt E-30, E-410, E-420, E-450, E-510, E-520, E-600, E-620, E-1, E-3
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