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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
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Rokinon85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF
     
    4.6

    (based on 57 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (36)
    • Easy to use (33)
    • Improves performance (20)
    • Highly compatible (19)
    • Compact (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (39)
      • In the studio (25)
      • Complex projects (14)
      • Home movies (10)
      • Documentary (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (25), Business owner (20), Enthusiast (8), Film student (8), Filmmaker (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (49)

      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

      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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          5.0

          Fantastic Cine lens for the Price

          By BCM

          from West Palm Beach, FL

          About Me Business Owner, Cinematographer, Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Price
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Slight Breathing

          Best Uses

          • Corporate
          • Documentary
          • Music Video
          • Short Film

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

          I purchased the three Rokinon lenses (24mm, 35mm, and 85) together for less then half the price of the Zeiss and Canon primes for my Canon C100. The reason I bring up the comparison to the expensive Zeiss and Canon primes is because well everyone on the Internet is throwing these three lenses in reviews together. I have never seen anyone compare a Nissan Maxima or even an Audi with a Ferrari or Lamborghini, which is what I think of when people compare these three types of lenses. However, these lenses are fantastic and are worth comparing since the benefits in these lenses are the price, quality of image and build. In comparison with the more expensive primes are slight noticeable breathing when focusing. When light goes across the lens there is a noticeable purplish hue to the image, not always, but it is there. The bokeh is great but not perfectly round as you start going up in aperture. The manual functionality does not allow you to change aperture from the camera, but that's the case most of the time outside of using certain lenses. Finally there is some grain, which is not a big deal since most people are adding grain back in during post nowadays. The lenses themselves are surprisingly built very sturdy and the manual t stop ring and focus ring are very smooth. I am very happy and impressed with the video and image quality from my C100, 5D mark III and 7D. I have also seen exceptional quality on Blackmagic Cinema cameras and the Red Scarlet. For the price these lenses are a no brainer, I recommend anytime!

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          4.0

          Surprisingly Pleased

          By RonGriffin

          from Va Beach Virginia

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Light Weight
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • Not Useable Before F28

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

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

          This is a very nice lens. For the cost it's a great lens. I did a "lot" of research before purchasing this. I own and use CP2 lenses with a Sony F3, but I got a BlackMagic 4K and needed some EF mount lenses. Was considering Canon Cinema lenses but looked into these lens. I can't speak for the other focal lengths but this lens is wonderful. Not useable til about F2.8, but between 2.8-5.6 it has a very pleasing look. If you need speed for low light shots, definitely get a Zeiss Super Speed or the Canon Cine 1.5 lenses. But if you can stop down, you'll be surprised how well these cut with other glass. And because their so cheap you can use them in scenarios that may make you a bit nervous with more expensive glass.

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          4.0

          Very Sharp

          By Nick4

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Sharp

          Cons

          • No Af

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

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

          I purchased the Rokinon 24, 35 & 85...and the 85mm is the sharpest of the 3 for sure. I love the aperture pull too, very smooth.

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          5.0

          Awesome lens

          By Srinivas

          from TN

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Manual

          Best Uses

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

            Great lens... for both video and still pictures...
            Best price...

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            5.0

            Great lens for the price!

            By Edison

            from Omaha, NE

            Verified Buyer

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

            I love this lens. I was looking for a fast 85mm prime that was affordable but could also stand up in the field. This met my needs perfectly. I STRONGLY recommend this lens. Both me and my friend use Canon 5D Mark II & III rigs and we tested it out side-by-side with a Zeiss. I was really impressed with how well the Rokinon stood up next to it!

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            5.0

            Great BANG for your BUCK!

            By Magic Jose

            from Camarillo, CA

            About Me DP, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Price
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commercials
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

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

              I plan to use this lens with my new Black Magic Cinema 4K camera. I love the feel and craftmanship and it looks great. Just got it and can't wait to keep shooting with it.

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              4.0

              Don't judge a book by its cover

              By Sami

              from Greenbelt, MD

              About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

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

                I used this product to shoot videos and I like the picture quality and well built

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                5.0

                Great Lens on a Budget

                By T2G

                from Boston, Ma

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • De-clicked Apeture
                • Professional Quality
                • T 15
                • T-15

                Cons

                • Slightly Softer Wide Open

                Best Uses

                • Cinematic Looks
                • Outdoor

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

                This is a great lens for a DSLR Film maker, that is looking for high end features with a high end price tag.

                This lens is really sharp at T-stops 4-11 the lens very slightly softens fully open and fully closed.

                I am using this lens for low light situation where is a great performer, the de-clicked aperture is great for transitioning between lighting conditions.

                The one thing that is a little awkward with this lens is that it is a 85mm. now since i am using a camera with a APSC crop sensor you need to be fairly far away, but with that being said it is a great outdoor landscape lens. the lens has great boca!!.

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                5.0

                A must have Cine Lens

                By Shawn

                from Los Angeles, CA

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

                A great lens to have in your arsenal.
                Purchase within a set of Rokinon lenses.
                Turns into a 100mm (with my cropped sensor).
                Very nice detail on subjects. As long as you know how to use a manual lens, you can't go wrong!

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                5.0

                Amazing Bang for your $

                By Jono

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

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

                  This lens is wonderful. You probably won't want to use it bellow 2.8 if you are really worried about sharpness, but if you are in a lighting pinch it is nice to be able to get down to 1.5.

                  Really the reason I got this lens was not the amazing optics that it has, but it's cine construction. Long rotation for focus as opposed to the Canon lenses I was using before. Although they were sharper this was much much much easier to use in a film workflow.

                  I got this as apart of the 3 lens cine kit. And the price per lens on that package is ridiculous when you think about what you are getting.

                  No it is not as good as its Cine (Canon, Ziess, Schneider) lens counterparts. But for being 10x cheaper it is nowhere close to 10x less quality.

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                  5.0

                  Get it!

                  By Aims

                  from Springfield, Mo

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

                  Beautiful quality!!

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                  5.0

                  Great Value, Terrific Quality

                  By Deeder

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

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

                    I'm trying to improve my lens collection and bought this to use with my 6D. Although I have DP'd a number of projects (interviews, short films, music videos), I'm nowhere near the skill level of being able to spot all the tiny differences that real pros see in lenses. To me this lens looks amazing and it's a perfect way for me to get into cinema type lenses without breaking the bank. It feels like a more professional lens in my hand (a little heavier.) Overall, I'm really glad I made this purchase.

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                    4.0

                    Great value

                    By Photog Mickey

                    from New England

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films

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

                      using on S35 video camera.

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                      5.0

                      Great Cine Lens for the Price!

                      By Bradbury Productions

                      from Nashville,TN

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • 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:

                        This lens is very well made and the declicked iris (aperture) is very helpful when changing lighting, or going from outside to inside. I bought this lens for my Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and even with the crop factor it gives you a great cinematic picture, about equal to a 170mm on a full-frame sensor. I find it great for a "telephoto" type shot because of the crop factor. With a tripod, I have been able to capture far away buildings, and cars as if I was standing next to them.

                        Great lens, there are no cons to this...the weight of the lens gives me confidence in the build of the lens, so I don't think of it as a con.

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                        4.0

                        Great lens on the cheap

                        By dean

                        from San Francisco CA

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I haven't gotten to use this on the job yet, but I love my Rokinon 35mm cine and this seems to be a great compliment to that. I'm eager to try it out on my C100 in an interview. Seems sharp edge to edge but I haven't peeped it yet. All in all, for the money you pay for the benefits this lens gives you (low light, click less aperture) it's a bargain, let's face it. The two things I'm not thrilled about are the cheap lens shade that feels like it could fall off in a run and gun situation (not that I'll be using the lens this way, but it feels loose) and the fact that it also seems a bit loose on the C100 mount. Hence, 1 star for general looseness.

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                            4.0

                            Facts as they are

                            By Otavio Dias

                            from São Paulo, Brasil

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Pros

                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Functionality

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films

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

                            If you are filming with a Mark III you know your limitations comparing with red and others high resolutions cameras. Sometimes you know your footage should be more sharp.
                            Same with this lens. You know you can get more sharpen lens in the market, but this is just like Canon MKIII comparing with 4k cameras.
                            So, don't be disappointed with this one. Otherwise, buy some very expensive camera and than some expensive lens.
                            Botton line is: Very satisfied with Mark III and this Rokion. I know my budget and my limitations price and this is the kit that i can afford.
                            The others brands simply are out of my range price.

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                            3.0

                            Visually Delivers, Build Quality Lacks

                            By Anton

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • De-clicked Iris
                            • Manual Iris
                            • Shallow Depth Of Field

                            Cons

                            • Not Smooth Focus Barrel
                            • Poor Build Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films
                            • Interviews
                            • In The Studio
                            • Low Light

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

                            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

                            The best cine portrait lens

                            By ABF

                            from Nashville, TN

                            Verified Buyer

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

                            I primarily use this lens for tight portrait shots. It is absolutely beautiful. Truly brings out the full potential of the canon eos cameras. The focus ring is very smooth as well as the aperture. If you know how to work this lens and your camera properly, there is no bad side to this lens.

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