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Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E

BH #RO8514FFS • MFR #IO85AF-E
Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Four High Refractive Index Elements
An ideal lens for portraiture, the Sony E-mount AF 85mm f/1.4 from Rokinon is a short telephoto prime distinguished by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. This fast design, while benefitting its use in low light, also affords notable control over depth of field for selective focus applications. The optical design features four high refractive index elements, which help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize high sharpness and clarity. One extra-low dispersion element is also featured, which controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature an Ultra Multi-Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast in strong lighting. Complementing the optical design is an Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, and an internal focusing design, which offers fast and quiet autofocus performance. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh quality.
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF Overview

An ideal lens for portraiture, the Sony E-mount AF 85mm f/1.4 from Rokinon is a short telephoto prime distinguished by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. This fast design, while benefitting its use in low light, also affords notable control over depth of field for selective focus applications. The optical design features four high refractive index elements, which help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize high sharpness and clarity. One extra-low dispersion element is also featured, which controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements also feature an Ultra Multi-Coating, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast in strong lighting. Complementing the optical design is an Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor, and an internal focusing design, which offers fast and quiet autofocus performance. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh quality.

Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Very bright f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and offers great control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus.
Four high refractive index elements are used to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering.
One extra-low dispersion element helps to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize notable color accuracy and clarity.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to individual elements in order to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and a neutral color balance.
Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor and an internal focusing design delivers quick, quiet autofocus performance.
Internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length and prevents the front of the lens from rotating during use.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Included lens hood helps to block stray light from causing flare and ghosting.
Weather-sealed design suits working in inclement weather conditions.
UPC: 084438766073

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF Specs

Focal Length85mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View28.9°
Minimum Focus Distance2.95' / 90 cm
Maximum Magnification0.11x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.46 x 3.92" / 88 x 99.5 mm
Weight1.25 lb / 568 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.825 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 5.8 x 5.2"

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AF Reviews

Unusable Waste of Money

By Robert
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-14

This lens will completely disconnect from the camera and cause it to lose focus and ability to regain focus. It will cause the camera (A7R IV) to malfunction and become unresponsive until you either restart the camera or disconnect the lens and reconnect it. I bought the 50mm Rokinon at the same time and have no issues, firmware has been updated on both.

Funky Focusing

By Greg
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

I know that the manual focus on this lens is focus by wire, but it doesn't seem to function as a normal lens on my Nikon D750. I don't know if I have a bad lens, or that's just the way it is designed. Setting the lens switch on manual and the camera focus selector on manual, nothing happens by turning the focus ring. You have to depress the shutter half way to manual focus. It seems as if depressing the shutter half way energizes the manual focus ring, and you can then focus manually. If you release the shutter button, and the standby timer for the viewfinder and meter expires, then depress it half way again, the preset focus is not maintained. The lens pops out of focus, and you must refocus with the focus ring. I don't know if this is the way the lens is designed to function, or if mine is defective. But if this operation is by design, then don't expect to use this lens on a tripod to take a whole sequence of photos using a preset manual focus. If the standby timer expires, every shot will be a meaningless blur. Maybe someone from B&H or the manufacturer can comment on this apparent anomaly. On the plus side, in limited use, auto focus appears quick and accurate, although it occasionally hunted, but maybe that's my technique rather than any limitation of the lens. Image quality and resolution are superior. Some have complained about vignetting, but I don't see it. Although I haven't tried to challenge the lens, distortion and chromatic aberration are likewise not apparent. Others have commented about the lens hood falling off. I would respectfully suggest that they are not mounting it properly. Line up the index marks, twist, and it clicks firmly into place. One other comment, the mounting flange seems tight. But for the crazy manual focus, I would give this lens four and a half stars for image quality, auto focus, speed, and overall value, but it gets only three for the funky focusing system.

Impressive.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Sharp across the frame. Good A/F on Sony A7R3 although it occasionally hunts to find focus point. Nice bokeh. Altogether a great budget priced lens.

Great lens... Lousy lens hood. But still an awesome lens!

By Chris
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-28

This is a GREAT lens! Great bokeh, works flawlessly with IBIS on my Canon R6. The lens arrived with the latest software update. Really dissapointed with the lens hood. It doesn't lock in place and falls off. Quick cheap fix: Buy a 77mm screw on lens hood ($11). Now it's my go to lens for portraits, including fast action children photos.

Great Lens, poor lens hood

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

I purchased this lens due to the various reviews and its very favorable ratings among the many reviewers I have followed. I have one complaint and that is the lens hood falls off and doesn't lock into position. The first time I went out for a photowalk the hood fell off and I didn't see it until I raised the camera about 100 yards away. I retrieved the hood and now have to use tape to keep it on. I have written to Rokinon and have not received a reply in a week. Other than the hood I am very happy with the lens.

A Really Good Lens

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

I bought this as a gamble. I thought that this was going to be, if anything, a great potential lens for my B cam during interviews. Little did I know that this would become my favorite RF lens I've used. The autofocus is fast and very accurate; this has become my go to B-Roll lens and a must for every shoot I've been on. Even though I do way more video than photo. This is a fantastic lens for photos, portraits, weddings, and much more. It's light, versatile, and sharp; I cannot recommend this lens enough

great lenses for dissent price

By Eli
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-31

I use the lenses on my Canon R5 (with ES to RF adapter), and it works great. autofocus is fast and accurate, eye tracking if great. the colors, the Buka, sharpness and rendition is top notch. I'd love some more controls on the lenses, but, it works great... I recommend it for all how are looking for an 85mm. and don't way to brake the bank, while not compromising quality.

Excellent value for money lens

By Vinay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-18

Just to set record straight, I mostly shoot birds and nature and this was the first time, shooting portraits crossed my mind. I started looking for a portrait lens, primarily to capture family and friends' pictures and gone through reviews of many lenses, including some of the expensive lenses. After receiving this lens, I took some test images and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of images. The color rendition, sharpness, as well as bokeh came out to be perfect. I am very happy with the results and will surely recommend it to anyone planning to explore portrait photography.

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