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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF

BH #RO8514RF • MFR #RF85-C
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
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.
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 MF Overview

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

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 MF Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.3°
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.09x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 3.89" / 78 x 98.7 mm
Weight1.61 lb / 730 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.935 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 5.6 x 5.1"

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 MF Reviews

Buyer Beware

By Dave
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

I received the Rokinon 85mm lens and it looks great, however, when attached to my R5 the shutter button would not activate the lens to take an image. I had high hopes for this economical lens but looks like now I will have to go with the Real RF-85.

Great lens, low price.

By Marlon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-11

My Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon Z produces great photos, especially in low light or short bokeh situations.

Perfect lens for the right price!

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-19

I REALLY want the Canon EOS R RF lens for my RP, but it costs entirely too much. Thankfully, B & H had this lens for a fantastic price and it's worth every penny. Sharp as ever and great quality, the only downside is that it is a manual focus lens only, but I am used to manual focus on camera gear.

difficult to focus, didn't look sharp to me.

By Rick
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-01

I was impressed with the feel and quality of the lens, but I had difficulty focusing and the once focused, the images did not look sharp to me.

Surprising Results

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-16

Picked up a used (9+ condition) version of this new lens from B&H last week. Quite surprised with the image quality, bokeh, and overall quality of this cheap lens. The lens was selling for $100 off for the black Friday holidays and this used version was another $60 off, final price for this lens was $239.00. I've not shot enough with it yet nor did any technical tests with the lens to have a final opinion on it, but first few days I was impressed with the lens. I think it will get a lot of use and may be my best lens for the price!

Nice lens if you don’t need auto focus

By Mark
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-14

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.

Beautiful pictures

By Francisco
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-12

Perfect for an event or an outside foto shoot. The pictures are beautiful and have a nice boke to it if needed. 4 points because it doesn't autofocus automatically with the autofocus of the camera but considering the price ... Quality is still good and it´s almost like a little challenge.

Great Little Camera

By Andrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

Bought this to round off my collection of lenses. Tried it out once, once you get use to focusing manually it’s a great lens with great looking background! Recommend for anyone on a budget!

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