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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon

You Pay: $278.00
Product Highlights
  • Telephoto Portrait Lens
  • Designed For Full-Frame Cameras
  • Manual Focus
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 3.3'
  • Lens Hood Included

The 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon from Rokinon 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.

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
Performance
Focal Length 85mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 127.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View 28.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.3' (1.01 m)
Elements/Groups 9/7
Features
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.75 x 3.25" (69.85 x 82.55 mm)
Weight 1.4 lb (635 g)
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon
  • Lens Pouch
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1-Year Rokinon Warranty
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    Rokinon85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon
     
    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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          4.0

          85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon by

          By Mandarkarhadephotography

          from Houston

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bokeh
          • Compact Design
          • Cost Effective Lowlight
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Low Chromatic Abberration
          • Very Low Vignetting

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • In The Studio
          • Steady Subjects

          Comments about Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon:

          I am a semi professional Photographer. I am interested in Candid photography. I use crop body D5100. 85 mm gives me optimum distance from the object so that I do not disturb them.

          Pros for this model could be:
          Great bokeh
          85 mm optimally narrow for me.
          Not much chromatic aberration

          Cons
          Manual focusing
          no autofocus confirmation chip for this model
          Initially I had problem of misfocusing consistenetly
          But that seems to be problem with my eyesight rather than the Lens.
          Very thin DOF makes it difficult for me to judge focus precisely.

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          3.0

          incredibly sharp, problem with CA

          By tilted plane

          from Albany, NY

          About Me Professional

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                Comments about Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon:

                I bought this and tested it for a day and returned it. The results of my shooting might be useful. I did side-by-side with an Olympus OM 90mm f/2.0, for what it's worth, using a NEX-5N. The Rokinon was on the NEX-5N with an adapter, but manual focus and manual exposure were sort of a given anyway.

                RESULTS--very sharp. Very. Matched the legendary Olympus. But it had noticeable chromatic aberration. This was actually painfully obvious with both dark branches agains the sky (a common enough subject) and with a normal fence/screen against a dark background, which surprised me. I had trouble in general with flowers lit well agains a dark background when you went to the corners of the image, where a fringe would appear. I could correct most but not all of this in Photoshop.

                I don't have any idea if the Nikon (or other) 85mm f/1.4 lenses would do this. I didn't test it at lower apertures because I didn't see the point (I'd buy a slower lens to start with if I planned on using it at f?2.8 or so).

                I hope that might be helpful. I don't knock the lens for the price, but my copy did have some issues you should be prepared for up front, at any price.

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                1.0

                Unusable

                By Unhappy in Providence

                from Providence, RI

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Bokeh
                • IQ

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Excessive light fall-off
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Bright daylight

                Comments about Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon:

                I could barely use this lens. An 85MM lens has a small DOF and therefore requires a bright display for the lens to be useful. This lense will not allow enough light through so that I could focus at all. Manual aperture isn't a real bother, but if you can't focus, it's junk. I bought it for the reported IQ and it does have nice optics, but there's no brightness.

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                (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Interesting lens

                By Vic

                from Nova Scotia, Canada

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice glass esp bokeh

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon:

                The Seller is great.
                I use the lens with Nikon D7000. It was detected by camera OK, spent some time finding a combination of settings for it, since it is manually focused. Not easy to focus on 1.4, but it is normal for such a stop.
                not easy to focus for those who's picturing not a model or still life..

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                5.0

                Surprising value for money!

                By Tony

                from Toronto

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Solid

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio

                Comments about Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Nikon:

                I bought this to use with my m43 system by using a Nikon to m43 adapter. The aperture ring clicks nicely into position. The focus ring is smooth and firm. f1.4 is very usable. There is no noticeable vignetting on m43 at any aperture. It is very sharp from center to edge. Bokeh is smooth and easy to achieve. Manual focus is easy to use. This is a great lens for portrait shots on m43 system. Worth every penny. A must have for all m43 users looking for an excellent manual focus portrait lens.

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