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Oct 18, 2012 23:37 |  #1

i have a question about Rokinon lenses, i am on a budget being a family man and all that. i wanted to know if it was worth getting a Rokinon lens and how the quality ( sharpness) was. i was looking to get the Rokinon 85M-C 85mm F1.4 Aspherical Len.

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Oct 18, 2012 23:42 |  #2

Keep in mind that the Rok 85 is a manual focus lens. If you want AF, try the EF 85 f/1.8


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Oct 18, 2012 23:43 |  #3
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DL.Photography wrote in post #15141448 (external link)
Keep in mind that the Rok 85 is a manual focus lens. If you want AF, try the EF 85 f/1.8

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All comes down to your intended subjects. My guess is your kids?

If so MF lens is really not suitable for that....85f1.8 gets my vote too.


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Oct 18, 2012 23:50 |  #4

are all the Rokinon manual focus lens, i will be doing a little more than taking photos of my kids. i am trying to get more involve in photography and i and going to be shadowing my department photographer to learn more.


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Oct 18, 2012 23:50 |  #5
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alancanon wrote in post #15141464 (external link)
are all the Rokinon manual focus lens

Yes


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Oct 18, 2012 23:53 |  #6

kin2son wrote in post #15141466 (external link)
Yes

thanks, i see i have a decision to make, i don't know if the price is good to pass up.


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Oct 18, 2012 23:58 |  #7
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alancanon wrote in post #15141477 (external link)
thanks, i see i have a decision to make, i don't know if the price is good to pass up.

The Rok 85 1.4 is an excellent lens optically as long as you don't mind MF ;)


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Oct 19, 2012 00:00 |  #8

thanks for all the help..


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Oct 19, 2012 01:06 |  #9

Get the canon 85 1.8 if you're photographing kids. MF is not easy with moving subjects, though it can be done with enough practice.


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Oct 19, 2012 01:31 |  #10

Sirrith wrote in post #15141640 (external link)
MF is not easy with moving subjects, though it can be done with enough practice.

Photographers have simply become lazy and dependent on the technology.
Until the early 80s, MF was the ONLY way to focus, and there were millions of images of moving subjects captured long before that.


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Oct 19, 2012 02:13 |  #11

unistudent1962 wrote in post #15141671 (external link)
Photographers have simply become lazy and dependent on the technology.
Until the early 80s, MF was the ONLY way to focus, and there were millions of images of moving subjects captured long before that.

True but modern cameras also do not have the same kind of focusing screens that made MF much easier when MF lenses ruled the world.

Changing the cameras focusing screen with one that is made for MF will correct this but may also screw with focus on any AF lenses.




  
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Oct 19, 2012 02:39 |  #12

gremlin75 wrote in post #15141739 (external link)
True but modern cameras also do not have the same kind of focusing screens that made MF much easier when MF lenses ruled the world.

Too true, the old split prism matte screens made MF so much easier.


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Oct 19, 2012 02:51 |  #13

If you were intending to use it for stationary portraits and the like, it wouldn't be a problem. But if your subjects are moving, you'll be much better off with the Canon 85mm f/1.8. Which is a GREAT lens by the way for the price :)




  
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Oct 19, 2012 03:16 |  #14

unistudent1962 wrote in post #15141671 (external link)
Photographers have simply become lazy and dependent on the technology.
Until the early 80s, MF was the ONLY way to focus, and there were millions of images of moving subjects captured long before that.

As mentioned, cameras of today aren't designed for MF. Try focusing on a steadily moving subject with a large aperture telephoto with your 60D and you'll see what I'm talking about. Now imagine doing the same with an erratically moving subject.


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Oct 19, 2012 07:35 |  #15

In my experience, I could only properly focus wide open Rokinon 85/1.4 on a crop camera when using a tripod + Live View focusing (10x zoom). Using AF confirm chip didn't help much. I eventually upgraded it to 135L, big part of that being the excellent AF of the lens.

Kids, beginner photographer, 85mm? 85/1.8 Canon all the way!


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