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Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)

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Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds (Black)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System Lens
  • 100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
A truly fast prime offering a portrait-length perspective, this black 50mm f/1.2 Lens from Rokinon is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras where it provides a 100mm equivalent focal length. The combination of the long perspective and bright f/1.2 maximum aperture enables extensive control over focus placement, which is further complemented by the manual focus design and rounded nine-blade diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality. The lens construction incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions for a cleaner, sharper image quality void of color fringing. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to boost contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting.
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Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Overview

A truly fast prime offering a portrait-length perspective, this black 50mm f/1.2 Lens from Rokinon is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras where it provides a 100mm equivalent focal length. The combination of the long perspective and bright f/1.2 maximum aperture enables extensive control over focus placement, which is further complemented by the manual focus design and rounded nine-blade diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality. The lens construction incorporates a pair of aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions for a cleaner, sharper image quality void of color fringing. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to boost contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting.

This 50mm f/1.2 lens is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 100mm equivalent focal length.
Bright, fast f/1.2 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also avails extensive control over shallow depth of field.
Two aspherical elements help to control chromatic and comatic aberrations in order to achieve greater sharpness and clarity.
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 62mm front filter mount to better enable the use of polarizing, graduated ND, and other filter types that require precise positioning.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 084438765007

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Specs

Focal Length50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 100mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View24.5°
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.66 x 2.87" / 67.5 x 73 mm
Weight13.23 oz / 375 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.85 x 4.75"

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 Reviews

Optically Fantastic, Body Needs Improvement.

By William
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-03

Optically the Rokinon 50mm f1.2 is fantastic. Wide open, the DOF is almost paper thin but the in-focus area is razor sharp. The first photo I took, was of our German Shepard, always a willing model, handheld and wide open at f1.2. The only reason I give this lens just four stars is the build quality. I don't mind the industrial strength plastic body, but there is no DOF scale which is necessary on a manual lens for zone focusing, plus the distance scale and aperture markings are either stamped or painted on the lens, not engraved, and are inaccurate. I have owned half a dozen Rokinon or Samyang lenses, and it's the same on them all.

Crazy sharp, easy to manual focue

By Rob
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-01

Was looking for some fast portrait glass for my X-T3. This turned up on sale and couldn’t pass it up. Very sharp at f1.2. Very nice colors. Solid build, despite mostly plastic build. Huge metal lens mount, which adds to the feel. Mine came with a silver lens hood, not the black plastic pictured. Looks much better, imo.

A lot of glass for the money

By Marcus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-22

Despite some comments of not-so-great fit, I did not have any issues. Great sharpness. Easy to find exact focus even if manual. Focus ring moves smooth enough but not too fast.

Quite sharp, even at F1.2

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-26

I took advantage of Wanda's black Labrador puppy on Saturday while she was out shopping. He's ordinarily hyper, but tends to pout while she's not home. Given my fair eyesight on a good day, I knew I wouldn't come away with many keeper photos having to manually focus them @ F1.2 under dim light. These photos of Raven are among the first I ever took with this lens, and it's been at least 20 years since I've manually focused any lens. Labrador Retriever puppies are notorious for untidying home interiors and keeping them that way. This lens's F1.2 ability came in handy in defocusing the background in the one photo.

I wish sharpness was a bit better

By Jumabek
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-26

I really love this lens in terms of design, build quality, aesthetics, color rendition... and how it looks on my EOS M and EOS M5 (pictures attached). However, I had issues with sharpness. Nothing shot seems to be sharp. Canon 50mm f1.8 which costs 3 times cheaper was sharper at similar F-stops. Even 60$ lenses bought on ebay were sharper, so I had to return back. Not sure if the problem was with my copy only though, since the other reviewer doesn't seem to have this problem.

Great performance, especially for the price

By Benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-26

Pros: - Very sharp, even at maximum aperture. I saw a video comparing it to the Fuji 56 f1.2, and it seems like the individual doing the review had a bad copy, because it didn't seem very sharp at all at 1.2. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the optics of this lens. - Very little vignetting, even at maximum aperture. - Good build quality, doesn't feel cheap in hand despite the use of plastics. Some say that the fit isn't ''snug'' with their Fuji body, however I don't think that is very noticeable. The fit is very similar to that of the XF 18-55mm kit lens. - Smooth bokeh. - Decent hood Cons: - Manual lens, but honestly, with focus peaking, this is a pure joy to use. Focusing in low light can actually be quicker once you get used to it. - Focus ring could be a bit smoother. This is down to personal preference, but the focus ring is a bit tight. This� is a great lens, if you don't mind manually focusing, go for it!

Sharper than my 56 1.2 deal with it!

By Hao
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-07

i had this one for a month barrowed from a friend  but man I compare it.Yes it sharper than xf 56 . but 56 has the magic ( blur)

Silver hood now Included

By Rob
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-14

It was hard giving this lens only 4 stars, but the lack of weather sealing and autofocus are things that will limit its use under some situations. Also, no electronic communication with the camera, so info like focal length and aperture are not passed in exif data. However, when used with focus peaking and focus zoom on my X-T3 I was able to achieve sharp focus in about 95% of my shots, and at f1.2 your dof is narrow enough that you really want to be using MF anyway, even if you had one of the Fuji 56mm f1.2’s. For portrait work, this is a great lens. Build quality is better than I expected. The lens mount is a thick piece of metal giving it a more solid feel over the normal thin metal ring mount. And Yes, the hood is silver, not the black pictured, which is cosmetic, but looks nicer on my silver X-T3. Overall a great value, esp if you want a lens for portrait work. Lack of af means moving objects will be tricky to capture, but focus assist features on most Fujis mean you should be able to get focus most of the time.

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What is the T stop of the lens at f1.2?
Asked by: Gaurav P.
This is not a Cine Lens. The aperture is calculated in f/stops not T stops. The transmission would not have been measured at each aperture.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Are the grooves deep enough for a follow focus to be used without any additional parts?
Asked by: Sawyer T.
There are many different types of follow focus systems. Some use a gear you attach to the lens and others use pressure. The lens has not been tested by most follow focus manufactures but it should work with most systems.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Does it auto focus on the NEX7?
Asked by: Bill P.
This is a manual focus lens. It would not be able to autofocus on the NEX-7.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does this lense work on a Canon C300, mk1?

Does this lense work on a Canon C300, mk1?
Asked by: Jeff
The C300 uses the Canon EF lens mount. M mount lenses will not attach.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-03-26

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Will this lens work with my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 if I buy a certain adapter, and if so, what type of adapter should I be getting?
Asked by: Anonymous
Is used in Canon 5 D Mark IV
Answered by: Luis U.
Date published: 2019-03-27

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can i use this lens for a sony a6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens is compatible with the Sony A6000
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can I use this lens for canon 5d mark II ?
Asked by: dean k.
No, the lens is for the Canon Mirrorless M cameras, EF-M mount. The 5D Mark II uses EF mount.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

What is the T-stop at f1.2?
Asked by: Gaurav P.
This is not a Cine Lens. The aperture is calculated in f/stops not T stops. The transmission would not have been measured at each aperture.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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