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Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E

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Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 127.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
A desirable telephoto for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the 85mm f/1.8 Lens from Rokinon pairs a sleek form factor with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for depth of field control and greater versatility in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design features one extra-low dispersion element, which reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and one high refractive index element to control spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to boost contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the lens has a manual focus design for precise focusing down to 2.1' and a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Overview

A desirable telephoto for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the 85mm f/1.8 Lens from Rokinon pairs a sleek form factor with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for depth of field control and greater versatility in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design features one extra-low dispersion element, which reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and one high refractive index element to control spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to boost contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the lens has a manual focus design for precise focusing down to 2.1' and a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.

Telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus techniques.
One extra-low dispersion element is used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce imagery with a high degree of clarity and color fidelity.
A high refractive index element is used to control spherical aberrations and distortions in order to realize higher sharpness and accurate rendering.
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: 084438765915

Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length
85mm (35mm Equivalent: 127.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
19.1°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.13' / 65 cm
Optical Design
9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Manual Focus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.66 x 3.18" / 67.5 x 80.7 mm
Weight
12.13 oz / 344 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.145 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5 x 4.85 x 4.8"

Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Reviews

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Is this lens compatible with nex 5 (microless ...

Is this lens compatible with nex 5 (microless aps-c)
Asked by: khoa
Yes, it is.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2019-12-08

Is this lens good for group photography?

Is this lens good for group photography?
Asked by: Saula
It's a great portrait lens for full sized sensors. For cropped sensors though, such as the A6000, you are looking more at a telephoto with this focal length. If you want group shots on a full frame then consider stepping down to a 50 mm prime, but for portrait/close-up with natural light on a full frame this lens is ideal.
Answered by: M.
Date published: 2021-10-11

will this work with sony eye focus ?

will this work with sony eye focus ?
Asked by: Rodney
Actually this is a manual focusing lens. It would not eye auto focus. I mistook this for a different 85mm lens.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-11-27

Is this lens Manual or Auto Focus?

Is this lens Manual or Auto Focus?
Asked by: Fabian
It is a manual focus lens.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-05-01

Is this an exact same product as the Samyang 85mm ...

Is this an exact same product as the Samyang 85mm f1.8 ED UMC CS, apart from the branding? I kept reading some very good reviews on that lens and would really like to add that to my aps-c portrait arsenal but this shows up as a Rokinon instead. Your clarification is much appreciated. Thank you so much.
Asked by: Billy
Rokinon and Samyang are interchangeable brand names
Answered by: M.
Date published: 2022-02-01

This Lense , could be ok for Astrophotography ?

This Lense , could be ok for Astrophotography ?
Asked by: Adrian
An 85mm is going to give you a tighter field of view. It would limit how much you could get in a single shot. Generally you will want something with a wider field of view.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-12-19

Will this work for shooting video - tight shots ...

Will this work for shooting video - tight shots at weddings?
Asked by: Ryan
Yes, this can definitely give you tight shots at weddings.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2021-01-12

Can this work on panasonic G7 or Gx85?

Can this work on panasonic G7 or Gx85?
Asked by: davon
Yes, the Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds would be compatible for use on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera. Do note that the Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds is a fully manual lens, and you would have to focus the lens manually and adjust the aperture using the aperture ring built onto the lens, not via the control dial on your camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-12-19
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