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Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF

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Product Highlights
  • Covers Full-Frame Format Sensors
  • Very Fast T1.5 Maximum Aperture
  • 8 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • "Declicked" Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 3.6'
  • Internal Focusing
  • Aspheric Lens Element Limits Distortion
  • Lens Multi-Coating Improves Transmission

The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF produces a slightly telephoto angle-of-view on full-frame sensors. It features a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 and an 8 blade iris, for shallow depth of field with attractive bokeh. The focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been "declicked", which facilitates smooth iris pulls.

The 85mm has a minimum focus distance of 3.6'. Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which insures a more consistent angle-of-view when adjusting focus. The lens is composed of 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations. In addition, a multi-coated elements help improve light transmission.

85mm focal length for full-frame format
Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture
8 blade iris for attractive bokeh
Geared focus and aperture control rings
"Declicked" aperture control ring
Minimum focus distance of 3.6'
Internal focusing mitigates lens breathing
Aspheric lens element limits spherical aberration
Lens multi-coating improves transmission
Format 35mm full-frame
Mount Type Canon EF
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Max: T1.5
Min: f/22
Iris Blades 8
Minimum Focus Distance 3.6' (1 m)
Focus Type manual focus only
Angle of View Full-frame: 28.3°
APS-C/DX: 19.1°
APS-C/Canon: 17.7°
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups (with 1 aspherical lens)
Filter Size 72 mm
Gear Pitch 0.8
Dimensions 3.07 x 2.84" (7.8 x 7.22 cm)
Weight 20.46 oz (580 g) with cap and hood
Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Detachable Lens Hood
  • Soft Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Worldwide Warranty
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    Rokinon85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF
     
    4.7

    (based on 75 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (48)
    • Easy to use (47)
    • Improves performance (31)
    • Highly compatible (27)
    • Compact (19)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (53)
      • In the studio (34)
      • Complex projects (23)
      • Home movies (14)
      • Documentary (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (34), Business owner (25), Film student (12), Enthusiast (9), Filmmaker (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (64)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      One lens you cant go wrong owning

      I bought this lens to shoot Video and Stills with my Canon 5d MKIII.
      Images from this lens are great. I looks at as many review of this lens
      I could...Read complete review

      I bought this lens to shoot Video and Stills with my Canon 5d MKIII.
      Images from this lens are great. I looks at as many review of this lens
      I could find as there was not many. The manual adjustments on this lens are smooth and flow with just the right amount of resistance when adjusting the
      focus or aperture. My follow focus worked perfectly with no issues.
      This lens is an incredible buy for the money
      The lens has some weight to it and feels very solid there is nothing about this
      lens that makes it feel cheap. It is not a Canon or Zeisis Cine lens but
      it is money well spent for those who want long lasting quality on a budget.
      I will be purchasing the Rokina Cine lens line one at a time.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Visually Delivers, Build Quality Lacks

      This lens is faster and offers more shallow depth of field than the EF Canon 85 f/1.8, and it's cheaper, but it (obviously) doesn't have auto-focus, so taking stills wide-open is...Read complete review

      This lens is faster and offers more shallow depth of field than the EF Canon 85 f/1.8, and it's cheaper, but it (obviously) doesn't have auto-focus, so taking stills wide-open is nearly impossible - but you buy this lens to shoot video and for that purpose, it's a great budget lens. The iris is de-clicked, so you can do smooth iris pulls without that stuttering, giving away that you've opened up. Having the gearing on the bezel is also a cool feature. I would definitely recommend the purchase of this lens for video work on EF mount or even M4/3 cameras. One thing that surprised me however (and I've tested this on other Rokinon lenses to the same effect), the lens barrel kind of grinds audibly as you focus, the action is not perfectly smooth.

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      5.0

      Perfect for video and stellar stills!

      By Sergio, learning filmmaking

      from Palm springs, CA

      About Me Beginner photographer, Intermediate Filmmaker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Fast Aperture
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

      • Lens Hood Not Too Great

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • Manual Still Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

      I was very hesitate investing money into a lens that cost less than usual. I've followed great reviews after another which finally led me to purchase this lens. It has been the best investment yet! The declicked aperture ring really hit the spot on this one. The focus ring is smoother than some L glass I own, and actually took some time to adapt to it. Overall, I have been able to get sharp images and clean video with this lens. I may even pick up its prime brothers soon!

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      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By ToddB

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

        Had not used a Cine Lens before and picked this one up as a cheap way of testing one out. Was impressed right away by the solid, heavy build. Has been a really fun lens to play around with and I can see this becoming a go to lens for me in interview settings. Can't imagine there would be a better option in this category for the price....and maybe even twice the price.Using with a 7d mark ii and loving the results.

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        5.0

        Hermoso

        By AORA sin h

        from Montevideo, Uruguay

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

          Muy fino, muy agudo. muy preciso.

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          5.0

          Best Bang for the Buck

          By Shun

          from Vancouver, Canada

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

              - Sharp even at 1.4- Manual Focus wasn't as hard as I had previously imagine (if you have a good eye) on a 5D Mark ii. On a GH4 with a digital viewfinder, it is even easier.- Best to use with Variable ND as even a indoor lite shot will get over exposed at 1.4- 1m minimum focusing distancing is a bit limiting but got around that with a cheap macro adapter- Can't say much about the quality of the newer version of the Rokinon 85 but this without the dual readings on the lens and being much cheaper is worth it imoOne con is the 72mm filter thread. But a cheap step up ring fixes this

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              5.0

              Built like a tank

              By floridacracker

              from lochloosa florida

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                Bought this for filming and it does a great job. But I have been using it mainly for Photography. Its a joy to use, the aperture ring and focus ring move like melted butter. Its awesome to Find your focus and adjust your aperture and see your shot come alive through the crystal clear optics of this lens. Im lovin it.

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                5.0

                Great buy!

                By ChiSlugger

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Independent Filmmaker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Price
                • Smooth Aperture Ring
                • Smooth Focus Ring
                • Video Quality

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Poor Quality Lens Hood

                Best Uses

                • Cinematography
                • Independent Films
                • Videography

                Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                I'm an independent filmmaker, so this is definitely a great value in terms of quality and cost.

                Pros: It's not on par with the Canon Cine lens, but seeing as though the Rokinon is 1/14th the cost of the Canon. The build quality is a good, high quality plastic, The aperture and focus rings are very smooth; making this an exceptional lens. Video quality is also very good. It's not a Canon Cine, but unless you're absolutely discernible, you won't notice any difference. Using it for it's intended purposes; videography and cinematography, this is a no-brainer when it comes to whether or not you should buy it.

                Cons: In terms of build quality, the lens hood is a big drawback. Every time I handle it, I'm afraid that it'll break in my hands. The lens does feel a bit heavy for it's size.

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                4.0

                Best lens for that price

                By Ikbal A

                from Tunisia

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                  Sharpeness is not perfect. Fully manual lens.
                  You get a better lens for that price.

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                  5.0

                  Solid, great buy

                  By Evan

                  from Washington DC

                  Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                  It's a fantastic buy for a budget videographer. I love the feel and build of the lens. Not to mention the image you get is pretty stellar. I'd recommend 100%

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                  4.0

                  Best Cinema lenses for indie filmmakers!

                  By Ole

                  from Moorhead, MN

                  About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                    The Cine lenses from Rokinon are the best, and cheapest. period

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                    5.0

                    A must have

                    By UV films

                    from Cedar Rapids, IA

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                      We have rented this lens several times. I was going to rent it again and then checked here for the price. For $ bucks you can't find a better deal. This lens is a must for indie film makers. The clarity is great. See a huge difference in your films. Also with aperture adjustable ring makes it great if you do put it on A something like a GH4 which we have and lose aperture setting inside camera.We use a Canon T3i and have to reason to upgrade our camera anytime soon because of this lens.

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                      5.0

                      Very impressive image, fantastic value

                      By Dave C

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality
                      • Solid Build

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Lens Hood

                      Best Uses

                      • Commerical Work
                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • Interviewstalking Heads
                      • Interviews Talking Heads
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                      I needed a good 85 for commercial video work and of course I started looking at the Canons and Zeiss lenses. When the reality of budget set in, I landed on this Rokinon 85mm Cine lens. I was cautious given the price was about 1/6 of the competition, but after checking out some reviews and seeing test footage I was sold.This lens was a great decision for me. I'll admit, it's not the quality of its Canon equivalent, but for the price it is absolutely amazing. I primarily shoot video with a BMCC and I like being able to adjust my iris by hand instead of fooling with the buttons on the BMCC (call me old school). The lens is designed for a focus puller, but it's still easy to work manually. If you want to get really critical it does get a little blurred on the far edges, but most people wouldn't even notice it.My only real complaint is the lens hood. I don't generally use lens hoods because I love me some good flares when I can get them, but I did notice how flimsy the hood is. I'm still giving this a 5 star rating because I don't care about lens hoods. However, if a good hood is important to you, you may be disappointed in this light plastic hood that awkwardly slips in place. Bump it and it'll probably fall off.Overall, If you need a good 85 and don't have thousands of dollars laying around, you really won't be disappointed in this one. The quality is fantastic for the money.

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                      5.0

                      Cine lens for a steal

                      By Chico Da Shooter

                      from New Orleans, LA

                      About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                        I have to admit i sceptic at buying this lens a2 first because i already have a zeiss planar 85mm ze, i didn't think it would be in the same league . Well i was wrong, this lens is amazing the quality of the lens is just as sturdy even though its plastic, & the clarity is marvelous . I haven't stopped using it since i received it. Being that i only use manual focus lens, its not a problem for me. I love it, its a real steal for the cost. For film/Video its a must have!

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                        4.0

                        Inexpensive, not cheap.

                        By Steve

                        from Arkansas

                        About Me Amateur photographer, Video Specialist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cine Gear Ring
                        • Price Point

                        Cons

                        • Crunchy Focus Ring

                        Best Uses

                        • Commercial work
                        • Stills

                        Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                        I bought this lens to go with a recent camera purchase (Canon 6D). The ONLY reason I bought it was the price point for such a fast camera. Until now, if it wasn't a Zeiss lens, I didn't want it. Caught in a financial crunch, I pulled the trigger and suddenly found myself holding something I had hoped to never hold, cheap glass. However, once I put the lens on the camera and started shooting, I realized that this was a pretty darn good little lens. The speed gave me so much room for artistic expression. The only problem I have is the noisy, almost crunchy feel on the focus ring. That was NOT what I was used to but at this price, I think it was an awesome purchase. I will buy more Cine Lens from Rokinon. That being said, I'm not giving up on my Zeiss lens either. Not a bad choice for the price conscious shooter who just needs a solid, fast lens.

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                        5.0

                        What are you waiting for?

                        By Aron I

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Business Owner, Film Student

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                          Buy this lens. It's cheap, sharp, and fast.I've really looked long and hard to which telephoto lens I wanted to buy and I wanted a cine lens that wasn't going to cost me over $. My experiences with this lens so far are wonderful. It may be a little soft at T1.5, just as everybody says, but i usually sit around at T2.8 and get amazing results.

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                          4.0

                          Great Lens

                          By Femster

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Wedding videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                            This lens is great if you are shooting video. You can manually adjust the expose and focus. You can beat the price

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                            5.0

                            Rokinon Rocks!

                            By SJ

                            from Buffalo, NY

                            Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                            Smooth aperture. Tight focus. Perfect design by Rokinon! Really impressed by the build quality. Read enough reviews and made the buy on a thin budget with fingers crossed. Worth every penny and then some. Sharp throughout at 1.5. Perfect with the $ follow focus by Hondo Garage. (Pro kit has the 0.8 gear to match)

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                            5.0

                            Wow!, what a product at this price.

                            By antzhort

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                              I am constantly surprising people with the sharpness of this lens. The price is unbeatable. The design is sturdy and professional quality. The images speak for themselves.

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                              4.0

                              Great Quality at a great price

                              By Chris

                              from New York, New York

                              About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • Lacks Functionality

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                              Rarely should believe a product that claims to have great value and a great price, but this lens does. Without a heftier name brand and no photography electronics, this lens is sold at a reasonable price while holding canon level quality.

                              Because of the lack of electronics a photographer should be weary of this lens, but I use it almost exclusively for videography/cinematography and its great!

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                              5.0

                              Awesome Lens with great image quality

                              By Switchkill Productions

                              from Orlando, FL

                              About Me Film Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                                Awesome lens, and very easy to pull focus with. Great image quality as well! Paired with a T5i and shoots wonderful Short Films.

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                                5.0

                                AWESOME

                                By REJJ

                                from Indianapolis. IN

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                                  I researched this product purchasing it and it stands up to all the positive remarks made about it. Awesome product, a must have.

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