Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens for Sony A

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens for Sony A

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens for Sony A

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Product Highlights

  • Sony A Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm
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Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 overview

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An ideal portrait-length prime, the Sony A mount 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC from Rokinon pairs a bright, fast f/1.4 maximum aperture with a short-telephoto focal length to suit portraiture and other applications where shallow depth of field is desired. This manual focus lens incorporates one hybrid aspherical element to control chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and even sharpness and illumination. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color neutrality. This lens is also characterized by an internal focusing design, which maintains the overall length during use, as well as an 8-blade rounded diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality.

This 85mm f/1.4 lens features a Sony A mount, and is compatible with full-frame sensors or APS-C sensors, where it will provide a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
A fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables extensive control over your focus position for shallow depth of field shooting.
One hybrid aspherical element helps to control chromatic aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.
An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity.
This manual focus lens features an internal focus design to maintain the overall lens length during use and the front filter mount does not rotate when focusing to better enable working with polarizers, graduated ND, and other filter types that require precise positioning.
A rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 084438158557
In the Box
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens for Sony A
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 85mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    APS-C
    Angle of View 28.3°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' / 1 m
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8, Rounded
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.07 x 2.92" / 78 x 74.2 mm
    Weight 18.70 oz / 530 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 5.6 x 4.3"

    Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 reviews

    85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens for Sony A is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let's keep this a secret I've owned a lot of manual lenses in my life and I have to say, to date, this is the best I've ever owned. The build quality is fantastic, knock on wood, and the image quality is fantastic AND the price is amazing! The front and back bokeh (out of focus areas) are some of the best I've seen. Love this lens. I'm going to buy some more in different focal lengths ASAP. It literally feels and acts like a Zeiss lens. I can't believe it there's gotta be a catch. My only gripe, there has to be one, is the lens cap. It's horrible. Oh, and a chip to provide aperture info for all mounts, not just Nikon. My Mamiya film camera even does that.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value This provides amazing sharpness wide open, with delicious bokeh and some correctable color fringing. Note that besides being manual-focus, the lens doesn't have automatic aperture or a chip. On regular DSLRs, this is means you're focusing at whatever aperture you've chosen, and you get neither focus confirmation nor anti-shake. But on Sony's SLT series, the lack of automatic aperture means nothing, and you still get focus confirmation in the viewfinder. The remaining drawback is that the body's anti-shake function doesn't activate.
    Date published: 2012-09-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I am totally amazed with this lens. It has opened up an new eye to what I've been photographing, the range of focus is an excitement to watch, and being all manual is no problem at all, anyone learning on an old Pentax K-1000 will have no problem with this lens. It is so sharp wide open and even better at 2.8 all I have to say is WOW! I very much like the no autofocus it has stopped the spray and pray method of shootingit has slowed me down and kicked my brain back into thinking mode. I think this is a great lens.
    Date published: 2014-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wide open I have the Opteka branded version, but it's the same Samyang-built lens. Unlike most fast 85mm, this one is optimized for use wide open; it is probably the best lens I've ever seen at f/1.4, although other 85mm lenses sharpen-up better and beat it from f/2.8 on. It is fully manual, enable shoot without lens to use it manual focus & stop-down metering. Slow to use, but a great lens especially in its price range. Use it for bokeh, not effective for quick shots in low light.
    Date published: 2011-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Quality I am 9 months with my first DSLR. I am not a pro. This Rokinon 85mm is Manual and has turned out to be a teacher in a lens. Solid construction and materials. Full manual and Full manual aperture range of 1.4 - 22 I have the POWER!!! The review in photography magazine was exact. I cannot stop taking pictures. Finally, something for my left hand to do while composing a shot. $60.00 in savings from buying the Bower 85mm (exact same maker). Develop the real photographer within yourself. Go to the Manual Side.
    Date published: 2011-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A 'Must-Have' Tool for I use this lens with Sony A77, I like the result from this lens better than the one Minolta AF 85 1.4 since the Samyang/Rokinon carries more contrast, and both lenses about on the same sharpness level. Since A77 uses a crop sensor, the bordar sharpness and light-fall of the lens might be a little different on a full-frame. Overall, this is a very good lens to have (also the Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 is very good if not better in image quality) consider its price and performance. Build Quality: Yes, the lens is made of plastic, but the build quality is very good and solid. So, how good is very good? Compare with the Sony line plastic prime lenses, the Rokinon 85mm looks and feels like metal made. All its moving parts (focus ring and aperture ring) are tightly intact and allows precise movements. On the other hand, for example the plastic Sony SAL35F18 looks and feels soft, and when operate you can feel the space between the movements. The Focus Ring rotates smoothly, a silky feel, with an added tension. The rotation is also very precise, which allows fine-tune the focus when needed. Focus ring rotates about 140-degrees, not the longest out there but I find it actually work in my favor. I can change the focus from a near by object to an object in distance with just a single rotation while keeping the focus well controlled. In contrast, with the 180-degrees focus ring, I usually need to rotate the focus ring consecutively when change focus from near to far. The Aperture Ring rotates freely and clicks firmly. Stops and half-stops are well parted on the aperture scale, so you could easily count the stops when shooting behind the camera. So, no need to worry about jumping over the stops or lost counts the aperture in action. Image Quality of this lens is good to very good in general (including sharpness, contrast, bokeh). This lens is sharp through out its aperture range; even sharpness at wide-open f/1.4 could be very good. Contrast of this lens can achieve very high marks under f/4f/8. Out-of-focus-blur is a subjective thing; it relates to ones personal preferences of each individual photo image. But, according to the general rules and standards of Bokeh, the quality in Bokeh of this lens is easily acceptable if it's not very-good. The out-of-focus areas are creamy, but highlights spots may carry noticeable boundaries but generally acceptable. Manual Focus either works for you or it doesn't. It kind like cars with auto transmissions to cars with manual shifts. One choses what works for her/him. With Sony's Peaking ability, manual focus is easy and fast. It also gives you the full control to DOF.
    Date published: 2012-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zeiss only cheaper Shot video with this thing at a wedding a few weekends ago. All I can is wowzer. So happy I bought this and saved a $1,000 over the Zeiss. I rented the Zeiss and obviously it was fantastic also. This lens takes virtually the same images but in a manual focus body only. So if you can get over the auto stuff, you'll love every second you have this lens on!
    Date published: 2011-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BRIGHT, SHARP, GOOD PRICE AS YOU STEP DOWN THE F-STOPS THE VIEW FINDER GETS DARKER, SO BE ADVISED. ALSO THE PLASTIC END CAPS SEEM TO COME OFF EASY. FOCUS IS SMOOTH. NOT HEAVY. WELL MADE FOR THIS PRICE. BEST THING ABOUT THIS LENS IS THE F1.4, AND IT IS A SHARP LENS CLOSE TO INFINITY. ONE GREAT THING IS THE F-STOP CONTROL RING. WHEN I USE MY EXTENSION RINGS WITH AUTO-FOCUS LENS I CANT USE THE F-STOP, BUT WITH THIS LENS I HAVE DEPTH CONTROL DURING MACRO SINCE MY EXTENSION TUBES ARE NOT FOR AUTO LENS.
    Date published: 2012-08-02
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    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
    • Sony Alpha A99 II
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