Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E (Silver)

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E (Silver)

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E (Silver)


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Product Highlights

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 31.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • 3 Aspherical Elements, 1 ED Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating 58mm Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Color: Silver

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Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

Combining a wide-angle perspective with a fast maximum aperture, this 21mm f/1.4 Lens from Rokinon is designed for Sony E mirrorless cameras and provides a 31.5mm equivalent focal length. One extra-low dispersion element and a trio of aspherical elements are incorporated into the lens construction, and help to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also enables greater control over focus placement, which is further complemented by the manual focus design and rounded nine-blade diaphragm to produce a quality of bokeh. Additionally, an Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in harsh lighting conditions.

This 21mm f/1.4 lens is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 31.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is ideal for working in low-light conditions and also offers greater control over your focus position for selective focus applications.
One extra-low dispersion element and three aspherical elements are incorporated within the lens design and help to control chromatic and comatic aberrations, as well as reduce color fringing, for sharper, clearer imagery.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all lens elements in order to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.
This manual focus lens has a non-rotating 58mm front filter mount to better enable the use of polarizing, graduated ND, and other filter types that require precise positioning. Additionally, its internal focus design maintains the overall length of the lens during use.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 084438764864
In the Box
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E (Silver)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 specs

    Focal Length 21mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 31.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony E
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 69.3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Autofocus No
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.53 x 2.66" / 64.3 x 67.6 mm
    Weight 9.70 oz / 275 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 4.8 x 4.8"

    Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 reviews

    21mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E (Silver) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to the E-mount lineup. Have just had it a few days, but ran a number us tests on my A6000. Manual focus is very smooth and easy to operate. Wide open the lens is good across the frame. Stopped down to 2.0 the center goes from good to excellent. The far corners improve to really outstanding at f4 to f8. I own the Sigma 19mm, which would be a close competitor. In comparing these 2 lens, it was no contest. The edges on the Sigma 19mm are blurry mess at f2.8 compared to the Rokinon and even stopped down never come close to the Rokinon. Of course, the Sigma has auto focus, and at half the price is still a good buy. If you shoot landscape, like I do, this lens should be on your short list.
    Date published: 2015-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp & fast -- manual focus only This is a super sharp, slightly wide standard prime lens. It is manual focus only as there is no electronic connection between lens and camera body. This also means no EXIF information regarding lens and aperture. The lens is generally similar to the excellent Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f/2.0 lens, apart from obviously not being a super wide angle as that lens. It also has much less barrel distortion and lower f stop. Generally the 12mm is my go-to lens for casual shots, just because I like to take lots of landscape or indoor shots. However sometime you want to be not quite as wide on the landscape shots or if you want to shoot street scenes, then the 21mm comes in very handy. f numbers etc are printed not etched onto the lens body, so might wear off after a while. I use it with a Sony a6000.
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice lens! Sharp focus, nice depth of field, very compact and light. So nice to have such a fast affordable lens. An AF would have been nice, but it's also nice to remember how to focus with your eye!
    Date published: 2016-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beast for those who love/tolerate manual lenses. Purchased this lenses at B&H for my Sony A6000. Keep in mind -this a fully MANUAL lense - No complaining please. Construction - Excellent, a little too well-built for the A6000. For it's size, it's heavy. Mount fits snugly, will notice minimal shifting when jerking the camera, but it's expected - weighs more than the camera. Lens cap good; Mount cap garbage. A true wide angle. Very easy to get the whole frame in focus and sweet subjects isolated when needed. Focus ring is great - for my liking. Aperture is clicked. Center starts sharpening best at F2.0 Corners Best from F4-F8. Better Contrast than the Sony 50mm 1.8, 55mm-210mm, Sigma 19MM, 30MM, 60MM, Can sometimes can be sharper than all of the above. If you really want a quality FULLY MANUAL wide angle lens, then buy it. Otherwise, Touit, Rokinon 12MM F2 (ULTRAWIDE). WARNING: A. Bad lense shadowing when using on-board flash on the SONY A6000. B. Will have to set a custom key to use Focus Magnification. (I used the center dial key - lost Eye AF) Will not automatically pull up this feature like other supported Sony lenses. C. Goodbye Quick Hybrid AF features.
    Date published: 2015-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from buy again , definatly! bought this under a slew of positive reviews, i love the focal length in my sony e mount cameras apsC sensor. I have nothing but positives to say about this lens. Clarity, nearly perfect even for pixel peepers. Very nice bokeh at f1.4 easy lens to use more often than not. aperture and focus smooth. Its my second of 4 rokinon/samyang lenses and they are all first rate in quality both build and image. If you can live without AF and this is a focal length you like i cant think of a better choice.
    Date published: 2017-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens isn't small, but it is fantastic. This is my first review for B&H even though I have been buying here for 20 years, but I liked this product so much that I wanted to offer comment. I was shooting Leica rangefinder and Nikon film SLR manual focus systems for many years until I finally gave in to digital for almost 100% of my shooting about 2008, and I have enjoyed the lower cost and convenience and high ISO performance for the photography work I need to do and also for what I like to do. I own some very sharp optics including the Nikon 85 1.4 AIS and Leica Summicron 35 aspherical and current non-asph 50 cron. I totally by-passed DSLRs and only went all digital when compact mirrorless cameras came about. The switch from film to digital sensor has brought some wonderful advantages but also some unanticipated trade-offs that have become more apparent to me only over the last couple years including the fact that the lenses apparently need to be more telecentric to perform well with the physical construction of sensors, and this often means they have to be larger than the film-lens counterpart of the prior era. My point is that while this Rokinon for APS-C isnt small, it is compact compared to the huge full frame 35 1.4 lens options needed to get the similar FOV and speed with full frame digital sensors. I wish this lens were smaller because I like it so much, and I value compactness, but apparently it cant be smaller and do what it does. The very fast and high quality 1.4 performance means that a central subject can be very well isolated with shallow depth of field even with this 21mm focal length. It is just slightly larger than the size of the first Sony 18-55 kit lens or the 50 1.8 OSS lens or the 24 1.8 Sony/Zeiss. It isnt small in the tradition of the Leica M 35mm f2 Summicron full frame film lenses that were much less than 2 long, but it is compact relative to how a lens has to be designed for a digital sensor today for best performance if a sensor doesnt have micro-lenses like the Leica digital bodies. Combined with a body like the NEX-6 that I am using or the a6000-a6500 series, it still makes for an extremely handy and very potent package. This Rokinon lens is about 2 5/8 long with a 58mm filter thread and costs about $350-$400 depending on discounts. The Sony/Zeiss Distagon FE ZA 35 1.4 for full frame is 4.4 long and has a huge 72mm filter size and weighs well over a pound and costs about $1,500. The Rokinon 35 1.4 is much cheaper but about the same size as the Sony. I bought this 21 1.4 lens and have used and tested this lens in my own home and used it for projects already, and this lens is better wide open at 1.4 in the corners than the Sigma 19 2.8 at 2.8. It isnt even close. The contrast is so high even at f1.4 and at f2 that focus peaking works unbelievably well. The lens has an almost 180 degree focus throw, which is an awesome feature for manual focus that allows easy precision focus with magnification or peaking at very shallow depth of field. While I initially felt the focus ring turns a little too easily though very smoothly, I have realized how that characteristic, combined with the fact that the ring is wide, means that it is very easy to focus with a left hand finger under the lens while shooting, so that there is no need for a focusing tab, the lack of which I usually lament. Frankly, while I have been using my Sony APS-C bodies productively with other lenses, this lens is a game changer for me. I have been wanting an affordable compact equivalent 35 f2, but sometimes the solution you get is different but better than what you hoped for. I now have equivalent 31.5mm FOV at f1.4 at higher quality than I thought feasible in a lens and body combination that isnt so flat and handy as a Fuji X100 series camera with fixed 23 f2, but it is compact relative to the alternatives for this performance in an ILC such as the Fuji XF 23 1.4 lens on an X-E2, to which Ive read the Rokinon compares well. There has been no option like this for Sony users other than the Sony/Zeiss 24 1.8 lens, which is a different kind of solution because it lacks an aperture ring and has fly-by-wire focus. I would love to see this Rokinons image quality compared directly to the Fuji X100 and more fairly to the Sony/Zeiss 24 1.8, but the imagery Im already seeing on my own is far beyond good enough that if a review were critical of it in the comparison, I would just probably ignore it. I love this lens. Compared to the Zeiss, the Rokinon has a little wider FOV, a little faster max aperture, has manual control and handling, and the best contrast and sharpness Ive seen in a lens this wide, and I paid 1/3rd the price of the Zeiss. This lens is outstanding, and I have zero reservations about highly recommending it to experienced photographers that know how to use manual focus lenses. Some reviews have said there might be sample variation, so I would say buy the lens from B&H and test it and return it if you must, but my lens is amazing to my eye. I would further suggest that the inexperienced photographer invest the energy to learn how to use such a manual lens because it is totally worth it.
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really bright sharp lens for all-around shooting! Pros: -One of the sharpest lenses in the sony e-mount line -very very bright F1.4 given the focal length (rare) -no distortions: there IS extremely minor barrel distortion, but if you shoot RAW, lightroom has a built-in profile for this lens and will yield perfect lines -value Cons: -Manual focus (not really a con as it is more like a skill) -Slightly large (i wish it was as compact as the Sony 16-50mm kit lens) I received the roki 21mm and i have to say, LOVING it so far. I might even prefer it over my 12mm f2.0 that i ALWAYS used to have on my body. i have to say for me, this is the ultimate all-around lens with great bokeh. the 21mm focal length allows me to shoot much more professional looking (good deep bokeh) walk around subjects / close subjects / group photos / objects WITHOUT distortion. That is the key, because while I still can do close subject shots on the 12mm f2.0 with some bokeh, the wideness distorts most things. and yes the 21mm is not as wide as 12mm but if i HAVE to shoot a wide landscape or wide interior (without moving subjects), then one trick I do is shoot portrait about 3-4 times in a pano and it yields about 15mm. Still not as wide as 12mm but a decent compromise. I believe the Sigma 30mm f1.4 wouldn't be as versatile for me as it would be quite abit closer and I wouldn't be able to show the environment as much. So i'm glad I got the roki 21mm instead.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed by this lens Using this on my A6000. Impressed by quality even from f1.4 Recently used this combo as 2nd camera at wedding and very happy with the results.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
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    Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 Q&A

    Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
    • Sony Alpha A5000
    • Sony Alpha A5100
    • Sony Alpha A6000
    • Sony Alpha A6300
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony Alpha A6500
    • Sony NEX-EA50M
    • Sony NEX-EA50UH
    • Sony NEX-FS700R
    • Sony NEX-VG30
    • Sony NEX-VG900
    • Sony PXW-FS5
    • Sony PXW-FS5M2
    • Sony PXW-FS7
    • Sony PXW-FS7M2
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