The Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Lens for Canon is made especially for DSLR video enthusiasts, videographers and cinematographers. It features the same outstanding image quality as the standard Rokinon 24mm 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.
Reviewed by 2 customers
This is my first rokinon, i bought it on august 13, 2014 i have to say i love the video quality, with magic lantern excellent without magic lantern still look good, it is so smooth, i even take still image no auto focus but awsome, i will be shooting a short movie soon, i will be back to reate it again. this it my first expensive lens i think it's great so far
This is the most cost effect lens you will ever own. I first tried the non cine lens and loved it. So I purchase this one. There is nothing bad to say about this lens other than the lens cap could be better. The pinch one that comes with the 35mm T1.5 is much better. What most people don't realize is the difference between the F and the T as explained by "That Nikon GUY on Youtube". In short a T 1.5 gives you more light at the sensor than a F1.5 or 1.4 for that matter. I also own the Rokinon 14mm and the 35mm Cine lenses and they are all great. Essentially you can buy Rokinon Cine lens kit for the cost the Canon 85 1.4 MKII. The Bokeh is good, not perfectly round but only a tech geek would care. The shallow depth of field is better than expected. The gears and movement are smother than expected and it mates perfectly with my follow focus. I'm a canon shooter and own a number of "L" lenses. I once owned the Canon 85 1.2 and even on the 5D MkIII it takes forever to auto-focus. The Rokinon when used with Magic Lanterns focus peaking is the solution for all who want that cinematic look and focus confirmation. Nueman Films compared the Rokinon with the Canon and the Zesis Cine lenes and at 500% the Rokinon was not as sharp. That being said I have never watched a movie at 500%. Don't get wrapped up in the tech specs of the lens like Bokeh and sharpness at 500% until you are making a feature film and you are paid to care. This lens frees up cash to be put to better use for sliders, dollies, jibs, LED lights or the large number of things here on Adorama.com.