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Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E

B&H # RO8515TSE Mfr # CV85M-NEX
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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
  • De-clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 3.6'
  • Internal Focusing
  • Aspherical Lens Element Limits Distortion
  • Multi-Coating Improves Transmission

The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E produces a slightly telephoto angle-of-view on full-frame sensors. It features a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 and an eight-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 de-clicked, 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 nine elements in seven groups, including one aspherical element to reduce spherical aberrations. In addition, 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
De-clicked aperture control ring
Minimum focus distance of 3.6'
Internal focusing mitigates lens breathing
Aspherical lens element limits spherical aberration
Lens multi-coating improves transmission
Format 35mm full-frame
Mount Type Sony E
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°
Lens Construction 9 elements in 7 groups (with 1 aspherical lens)
Filter Size 72 mm
Gear Pitch 0.8
Dimensions (Diam. x L) 3.07 x 3.96" (7.80 x 10.07 cm)
Weight 21.34 oz (605 g) with cap and hood
Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E
  • 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 Sony E
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Compact (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (6)
      • In the studio (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (4), Film professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great Lens!

      By Corey bo Borey

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

        These Rokinon Cine lenses are awesome! Having smooth, manual control over focus and exposure is a huge step up from anything Sony offers at this price range. The only Sony lens that's worth beans is the 50mm, unless you step up to the Zeiss 55mm. So with that said, these Roki lenses are perfect for nearly every scenario. I've got both the 85 and 35 and love them both.

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        5.0

        Good Quality Lens

        By Connelly Johnson

        from Benton Harbor MI

        About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

          This lens meet my expectations and beyond! I bought this along with the 35mm and 24mm Rokinon Cinema lenses and I'm very impressed with them. Sharp Images throughout with no vignette what so over. I compared this lens with Canon and other big name brand cinema lens and this keeps up with them real good! I would definitely recommend this product!

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          4.0

          Good lens if you get a good lens

          By PStJTT

          from Greater Boston Area

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio
          • Theatrical Photography

          Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

          This is the second Rokinon 85mm Cine lens I've bought from B&H. The first one I got was defective (aperture stuck wide open) but they got me a replacement pretty quick (they charged me for it, but credited me for the defective lens when it got back to them.)

          The lens seems very good to me. Beautiful wide open -- if there's softness at the corners it's not something that really comes across in live shooting. Stop it down a bit and it's as pretty as a CP.2 though not as contrasty. But in reading the reviews it seems like the key to happiness with Rokinon lenses is getting a good one.

          I always hate reviews that say "It's a good lens for the price." It's either a good lens or not a good lens. This is a good lens. If you get a good one. Can you get a better lens for more money? Yup. But that doesn't mean the Rokinon has anything to apologize for.

          I think the 85mm is the prettiest of the Rokinon line -- that big objective lens is a masterwork of pho-chismo.

          My personal disappointment is that the Rokinons don't come in a PL mount. That way I could share them across cameras.

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          4.0

          Pretty good for the price

          By zach

          from boston, ma

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

            You get a bit more than what you pay for, but in the end you get what you pay for :)

            Great lens for the price, a bit soft wide open, definitely some breathing while racking. I've heard it varies between units, some worse, some hardly noticeable. I'm satisfied with what I got and for the price I paid.

            It'd be nice if the different sizes had the same diameter for mattebox use, but I can live with it.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rokinon Lens opens up for wide praise!

            By John Brune

            from Fort Wayne, IN

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

              Great lens with wonderful bokeh. I use it on Sony FS-100. Very fast. Cannot beat the price. Focus ring is a tiny bit noisy when turning but operation is silk smooth. Gorgeous shots for close ups and interviews. Looks great on the camera and is easy to mount, easy to store. Not much more to say. It is everything Rokinon and others say it is!

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              4.0

              Great lens for a great price

              By Erik

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Business Owner, Director of photography

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Corporate
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

                I purchased this lens a couple weeks ago along with a few other Rokinon e-mount lenses and haven't been able to put them down! I am using it on my Sony FS700 (previously I only had the stock lens unless I rented). The gear action is smooth and easy to operate with or without a follow focus. The picture looks great. My clients do not notice a difference from these lenses and some more expensive ones I would rent like Zeiss.

                One thing that keeps bugging me though is that the lens pouch that came with this one is too small. You cannot fit the lens hood in with the lens and it takes a little time to get the lens in and out of it. The other lenses I bought do not have this problem.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Stunning!

                By keepcoding

                from Zurich

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                      Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

                      This lens is a gem, absolutely gorgeous! stunning sharpness already fully opened! very smooth focus and aperture. unfortunately, the specs for the dimensions of this lens here on b&h are not correct: This lens comes with an adapter which is attached to the lens. This makes the lens about 2 inches longer!

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                      4.0

                      Well worth the money

                      By Man Frotto

                      from NY,NY

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Price

                      Cons

                      • 8 Blade Iris

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

                        This is the third Rokinon lens I've recently put into the Sony FS100 field bag. Yes, the Rokinon lineup doesn't compare to the ease of moving from lens to lens in a $24,000 set of Zeiss lenses. That said, the price is 1/10th lenses at the higher end and the resulting image is very good (not major corporate client good, but really low budget creative Indie producer good). The 85 is a nice fit with the 24 and 35 we're already using. (Come on Rokinon, come to the party with a 50mm...)

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Telephoto Lens

                        By Igor Sherman

                        from Toronto, ON

                        About Me Enthusiast Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Affordable Price
                        • High Image Quality

                        Cons

                        • Didn't Find Any So Far

                        Best Uses

                        • Best For Portraits

                        Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

                        I bought this lens two weeks ago and tested it at home and outdoors. It is excellent for portraits with shallow DOF and beautiful bokeh.
                        On my Sony NEX VG10 it is equal to 127.5mm telephoto lens. It can be used on the full frame sensor cameras like VG900 as well. It works very good with my VG10 - easy to adjust apperture and focus. For videos you need a good tripod and external mic. I like the quality of the video and photo images.
                        This is great very fast telephoto prime lens.

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful.

                        By Fish

                        from Halifax, NS

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Picture Quality
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

                            Stunning clarity. Amazing value. Cine-ready. Like popcorn, I can stop wanting more. Going to get the complete set.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great portrait lens

                            By Bambi

                            from Belgrade, Serbia

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Close Up Filming

                              Comments about Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E:

                              Great for HD video production. Solid built. Good size. Good weight. No chromatic aberations. Negligible spheric aberations. Good value for money.

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