Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount

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Product Highlights

  • E Mount Lens/APS-C & Full Frame
  • 75mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 - T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5'
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Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Overview

  • 1Description

The 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount from Rokinon is a fast manual focus prime lens. It is compatible with APS-C and full frame E-mount cameras, having a full frame focal length equivalent of 75mm with APS-C sensors. It provides a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field control and an 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh. Optimized for cinema and video applications, 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 enables smooth iris pulls. In addition, bright aperture and distance markings are printed on the lens barrel facing laterally to facilitate easier control by a focus puller.

The 50mm has a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. 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 6 groups, including one aspherical element and one hybrid aspherical element to reduce aberrations. In addition, a lens multi-coating helps to improve light transmission reducing flare and ghosting. The filter thread diameter is 77mm.

With this 50mm lens, Rokinon introduces the DS series of cinema lenses, unifying their cine lenses in more than just name. Each of the DS branded lenses will offer the same alignment of their geared focus and aperture rings so that follow focus and other rig accessories won't need re-adjustment when swapping lenses. Also, each DS lens is tested to be color matched with the other lenses in the series and provide the same color and contrast when shooting video. Lastly, the lenses are marked with focusing scales on each side of the barrel for easier adjustment from either side of the camera.

Compatible with both full frame and APS-C format E-mount cameras, this 50mm manual focus prime lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of 75mm on Sony E mount APS-C format cameras.
Functional as still photo lens but optimized for cinema and video shooting with geared aperture and focus rings, de-clicked aperture for smooth exposure transitions and laterally printed aperture and distance markings. The 50mm T1.5 is part of the DS series of cine lenses, sharing characteristics and features that unify the series and make it easier for users to swap out lenses when shooting video. Each DS lens provides aligned focus and aperture rings so that readjustment of the follow focus is not necessary when switching lenses. Also each lens has been tested to match color and contrast for a consistent look and less potential post-processing. Finally, all DS lenses print focus scales on each side of the lens barrel for ease of use from both sides of the camera.
Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field.
Internal focusing system with 9 lens elements in 6 groups.
One aspherical and one hybrid aspherical lens element control aberrations and improve sharpness throughout the frame.
Lens multi-coating improves light transmission and reduces flare and ghosting.
Minimum focus distance of 1.5'
Filter thread diameter of 77mm
UPC: 084438763355
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Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Removable Petal-Style Lens Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Worldwide Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Lens Mount Sony E
    Format Full Frame
    Maximum T-Stop T1.5
    Minimum T-Stop T22
    Diagonal Angle of View Super35: 30.8°
    Full Frame: 46.2°
    Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane 1.5' / 0.45 m
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 6 Groups
    Iris Blades 8
    Gear MOD & Pitch Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Dimensions (W x H) 3.2 x 3.2" / 81.3 x 81.3 mm
    Length 4.0" / 100.7 mm
    Weight 21.2 oz / 600.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.63 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.15 x 5.15"

    Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Reviews

    50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, well built This lens is exactly what I expected it to be, which, in this day and age, is great. It's a well made cine-style lens which provides excellent value at the price. It's super fast, and as a result gives very nice shallow depth of field. Without any electronics in there (everything is manual), it's nice and light while still feeling very solid. There are certainly sharper, prettier lenses, but if you're looking for a cine lens lineup that will give professional looking results at a fraction of the cost, these lenses really are exceptional. Just ordered a 24 to add to my lineup. Shooting on the A7s and FS700, I get a range of focal lengths with these lenses.
    Date published: 2015-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good glass for less money A good cinema styled lens with plenty of bang for the buck. Fast, reasonably sharp and built more solid than you would expect from the prize. The lens delivers good picture and decent mechanics even if the short throw of the focus ring is not ideal for cinema style shooting. I shoot movies on a professional level and will use this lens for crash camera applications, test filming and stills. I am pleased with the picture quality the lens delivers and I would recommend this to anyone who shoots movies/stills on a high amateur level or for professionals that need a cheap solution for a rigged/crash camera. I also bought the 24, 35 and 85mm of the same make and they made the same impression.
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Lens with nice range and Bokeh.. A Great Lens with nice range and Bokeh, that was missing in my Rokinon Cine Lineup. Last year, I made a commitment to getting a complete set of Cine Lenses, and while the Zeiss Lenses would be great, they are unaffordable and frankly can be rented for those specific clients and jobs. So I really needed a 50MM to go with my 85,35, 24, & 14mm. Why it was missing: The fact that this lens has such a great close focus range (18) you can use it on a Full Frame camera for a Close-Up, without distortion and without changing out lenses! And while a camera that's placed that close to a subject may not be ideal, this 50MM makes it possible, and 50's have pretty much been a cine standard. For me, I judge my Cine lenses on whether they can give me a close-up or not. Because on lower budget work, you often need to emphasize on Character emotion, telling stories through their eyes and POV as you blow out a distracting background, because you may have limited production design on a set... If you even have a set. So I used my Roki 85MM the most for this, but then I couldn't really get a medium shot, in tighter spaces, so now this Rokinon 50MM T1.5, does this beautifully! You can get a great tight close-up with some nice round Bokeh in the background, as well as get your medium and long shots. Put a couple of well placed candles in the BG, and Bam! Beautiful Baby! It looks like they apparently did some fine tuning on the glass to get more consistent images in color and contrast, across the board of their new lenses... This, thankfully I can't notice, as I started buying my set before the additions. So far, colors look pretty consistent, and the images are very sharp. They also added the dual distance markings, which come in handy. It's an all metal housing as well. I also love the fact that you can switch out ALL of these lenses without readjusting the follow focus! So a longtime, welcomed new addition!
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Lens for DSLR Shooters I use the Rokinon Cine DS 50mm for my Sony FS7 Super 35 and I really, really like it. BUT I swapped it for the same lens in a Nikon Mount so I could use the Metabones Speedbooster with it. The emount alone was as big as the Nikon Mount with the Speedbooster attached. Since it was not an improvement in ergonomics and size (the smaller the better for me as a one man freelancer)I liked the wider frame of reference that I saw in the Nikon adapted 50mm. So all that I've told you so far is neither good nor bad. It's just info I discovered and wanted to pass along in case it could help anyone. The lens is not metal but it still feels very solid and the focusing/aperture changing is smooth, but stiff. The length of the focus throw is what I would call ideal for one man shooters. That's because it is much longer than the throw of the still lenses I'd been using, but shorter than the Veydra cine lenses I compared them to. If the Rokinon had any more throw distance it would take me two attemps to pull my own focus (by hand not a rig)) from near to far and vice versa. The T 1.5 speed is TERRIFIC! And with a speedbooster added to it I am like a special ops cameraman filming in the dark! The lens looks wonderful in the viewfinder, but I have yet to do a really hard test comparison on a monitor. I'll report back when I do. For now I've just compared it to Veydra's (also terrific and I've reviewed them in there own product space at the BH site) and Nikon still lenses by mounting and unmounting them and filming a few minutes worth of footage. The Rokinon Cine DS (and Veydra's) is so much easier to nail my focus changes than the Nikon primes. I think it also performed without glare in situations where the Nikons did not hold up so well. While the quality of the product is 5-stars there is one place the Rolinon leaves me wishing for more and that is focus rotation direction. The Rokinon focuses in the same rotational direction from near to far as other still lenses. However the Veydra Cine lenses focus the opposite and they mimic the way I'm used to filming with TV cameras. It's not anything that would bother a DSLR person (it would likely be seen as an advantage) but I found the Veydra line to be so much more natural for me. Old habits die hard. Finally though, I think the Rolinon Cine DS line is a remarkable deal and since it allows me to use Nikons I might ultimately go with Rokinons so I can interchange them with my Sony F3/Nikon adapter setup and get even more bang for the buck regarding light sensitivity. I used nothing but my naked eyes with comparisons between the Rokin's with and without the adapter, but I saw nothing that would deter me from using the adapter. Sharp lenses either way.
    Date published: 2015-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for your buck Purchased my first set of Rokinon lenses two years ago and I have added seven more since. The 50mm T1.5 has not disappointed me. It has a nice solid construction with few plastic parts. I use it on a Sony NEX-FS700. The de-clicked aperture ring offers nice smooth movement. The biggest plus for me has been the long throw on the focus ring, something you don't get when you adapt DSLR lenses to video cameras. Already geared for a follow-focus, it makes for nice smooth focus control. I highly recommend to the film maker that can't afford high-end primes.
    Date published: 2015-06-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay for video, terrible for photos I got this lens to use mostly for shooting short films, however once you try to use it to take photos, the colors are muddy and ugly, and the sharpness goes down by a lot.
    Date published: 2019-04-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice lens they are good but not that good, maybe if you think for the money you pay... then is really OK, soft wide open and the construction is not the best, but I insist... for the money...
    Date published: 2016-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Cine Lens for the Price. This guy. AMAZING lens with accurate colors (for the price of a Cine lens). I use this with a A7Sii and it almost constantly stays on my camera. Interviews with this are a must with the 1.5 aperture. Perfect for entry level professional videographers.
    Date published: 2017-03-15
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    Comparing the specs of this lens and the Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens, is there much difference between the two other than their minimum focusing distance? I.e. What's the reason for this lens being close to $200 more expensive than its AS IF sibling? Cheers.
    Asked by: Xuhearn
    Rokinon Cine-DS lenses have focus and iris gears.The lenses are an excellent option for budget cinematographers and those just getting into motion picture work that need a fast, high quality solution. Originally these primes were designed as manual focus photography lenses by a company called Samyang, then released under different brands in different markets, Rokinon being the primary US brand. While youll still find Samyang, Bower, Vivitar, and others in the US they are all essentially the same lens. Rokinon remains the most popular US brand of these South Korean prime lenses.I am very satisfied with my 5 different Rokinon Cine DS lensesThe cheaper ones are for Digital Photo.
    Answered by: Leif Rune S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    How long is the focus throw?
    Asked by: Zachary P.
    It looks to be about 1/2 half of a rotation or about 160 degrees.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    does this have autofocus that will work with Sony a7sii?
    Asked by: Trevor W.
    I do not have the Sony a7sii. I use mine ont the Sony fs5 and it does not autofocus.
    Answered by: JEFFREY L I.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    Will I need an adapter for this piece of glass and my Panasonic Mirrorless Lumix GH3?
    Asked by: ashley b.
    Hey. I believe they make this Lens in MFT which I think the gh3 is compatible with. That way you do not need an adapter. Just search for rokinon MFT and it should pop up. Hope this helps.
    Answered by: Joshua T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    is this lens compatible with the Sony NEX5T?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, any E-mount camera. BTW, I compared it to Canon 50mm and could not see a difference on a 17 screen. Just note that it has no AF or remote iris function.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24


    if this is 50mm on full frame, what is the focal length equivalent when using this on a Super 35 camera like the FS7?
    Asked by: steven T.
    The crop factor is 1.5 so it ends up being 75mmI have this lens for my FS7 and along with the 35mm is my favorite lens out of the set.If your looking for the equivalent of a 50mm the 35 will get close its about 52mm with the crop factor.
    Answered by: Chris W.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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    Designed For Use With:

    • Sony Alpha A5000
    • Sony Alpha A5100
    • Sony Alpha A6000
    • Sony Alpha A6300
    • Sony Alpha A6400
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha A7
    • Sony Alpha A7 II
    • Sony Alpha A7 III
    • Sony Alpha A7R
    • Sony Alpha A7R II
    • Sony a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera
    • Sony Alpha A7R III
    • Sony Alpha A7S
    • Sony Alpha A7S II
    • Sony Alpha A9
    • Sony Alpha a6500
    • Sony NEX-EA50M E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-EA50UH E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-FS700R E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-VG30 E-Mount
    • Sony NEX-VG900 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS5 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS5M2 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS7 E-Mount
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2 E-Mount
    • Thom Alpha A6300