Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF

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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF

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Product Highlights

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Overview

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A prized prime for portraiture, the Canon RF-mount Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 is a short telephoto lens characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. This bright design suits working in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. The optical design incorporates one hybrid aspherical element that helps to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting in order to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity. The manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.6' away and a rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes a pleasing bokeh quality.

Classic portrait-length prime, this 85mm f/1.4 lens is designed for Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras.
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture offers a high degree of control over depth of field for working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. Additionally, it also benefits working in low-light conditions with shorter shutter speeds.
One hybrid aspherical element is featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness throughout the aperture range.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for increased contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
Manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 3.6' away.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Weather-sealed design suits working in inclement weather conditions.
UPC: 084438766103
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Specs

    Focal Length 85mm
    Maximum Aperture f/1.4
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Canon RF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 28.3
    Maximum Magnification 0.09x
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.61' / 1.1 m
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
    Focus Type Manual Focus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.07 x 3.89" / 78 x 98.7 mm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 730 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.935 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.6 x 5.1"

    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Reviews

    85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice lens if you don’t need auto focus Overall summary: A nice lens with decent sharpness when you hit focus. When shooting high contrast scenes I would suggest f/2.8 and smaller as the color fringing/aberrations are very noticeable with anything wider. Certainly a good purchase if you don’t want to spend the $2700 on the canon 85mm and want a native RF mount portrait lens with a very narrow depth of field. I would rate this lens a 3.5 out of 5 for having a nice bokeh, shallow depth of field, good low light performance, and being a decently sharp bit of kit. I am keeping it but it isnt my favorite.  The good: While it is hard to keep a subject in focus, the super shallow depth of field this lens offers is very nice for subject separation from the background. There is very little distortion, it is almost not noticeable. The lens seems very sturdy and is constructed mainly with metal. The focus ring is tight but smooth to turn, there is about 110° of movement with the focus ring so you can make small exact adjustments when focusing. There is very little vignetting that is only noticeable below f/2.8. The not so good: It is a manual lens so you have to be sure to hit focus where you want and with the incredibly shallow depth of field this lens has; any changes in distance to your subject will equate to an out of focus shot unless you are using f/8 or small of an aperture. I find that in most situations f/1.4 is unusable for a few reasons, the chromatic aberrations are very pronounced, the depth of field is so shallow that you have to use a tripod and shoot a completely stationary subject to get what you want in focus, and there is a very noticeable bright area in the center of the frame which is more noticeable in low light scenes. The sharpness overall is not spectacular however shooting with f/2.8 and above does increase the sharpness of your focus area. Does not take advantage of the new RF mount communication protocol so it does not have a control ring.
    Date published: 2019-05-14
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    Hi, I'm kinda new to photography, so I may be ...

    Hi, I'm kinda new to photography, so I may be asking a dumb question. It mentions lens is manual focus. Does that mean that the camera's autofocus will not work? Can aperture be controlled though the camera body?
    Asked by: Ni
    Correct, the lens does not use the camera's autofocus system. The aperture is manual also. You can use the camera on AV, set the aperture on the lens, then the camera will set the shutter speed. Having manual focus and aperture is how they keep the cost of the lens so low. If you have a mirrorless camera with Focus Peaking, manual focus is easy.
    Answered by: Doug
    Date published: 2019-04-30
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    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Q&A

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    Designed For Use With:

    • Canon EOS RP
    • Canon EOS R
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