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Rokinon 35km f/1.4 e-mount

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DigitalD, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 e-mount

    Hello all! It's been almost 10 months since I last posted. Had a hell of a year which left very little room to shoot anything other then my kids. And I don't like to post too many of those on the web. But now that I'm out and about again I thought I would share my latest round with the new e-mount native Rokinon 35mm. This lens works with nex style cameras as well on the full frame A7/r/s. My Shots are with the base line A7.

    First off this lens is big. Bigger then the original a mount as the lens is the same basically with a 'built in permanent e adaptor'. So it's pretty long. I measured 144mm or 5.665 inches. According to b&h it weighs 1.6lbs (735 g). It's a hefty sucker even though it's mostly plastic. The permanent e-mount adaptor seems to be metal however.

    I can't say I'm thrilled with the mount. Has a fair bit of pay when mounted. I can't distort the image enough to notice by moving the lens around but if I had bought the mount separately I might be inclined to return it for one with a tighter fit.

    I don't think I'm keeping this Lens as one of the main reasons for switching to the Sony was for its compactness and this lens throws all that away. If I was still shooting with my 7D I might think differently.

    Though if size really doesn't matter to you then you would be hard pressed to find a lens better than this lens in sharpness and overall render beauty. I did very little if any color correction on these and they where all shot jpeg. Let me know what you think!

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  2. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Oops. Duplicated one image and forgot this one.

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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Welcome back.

    Some nice crisp images.
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yeah, welcome back. I like the 1st photo ;)
     
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  5. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Thanks guys! Good to be back.

    P'S. Here is what the lens looks like on the A7

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  6. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Welcome back. I like your shots, but the combo looks huge!
     
  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Thanks. Yes it's just too big. Took it for a few more shots this morning. Really nice character but not practical for me. Think I may keep looking. [emoji13]

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  8. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    I also have this lens in alpha mount. I love it but it is big. If size didn't matter I would use it more often. Now when I need a 35-40mm I use the voigtlander 35 1.2 or the pen f 38. They are just so much smaller. The canon FD 35 f2 SSC is good, small but heavy.
     
  9. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    David K Fonseca
    Yea I think I'm going to stop messing around and pull the trigger on the CV 35 1.2. But I was kind of hoping to see the 35 loxia by now. At least good glass holds it's value. [emoji6]
     
  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    In all actuality I like the focusing on the rokinon better than the CV.
     
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