Showcase Rokinon 85mm f/1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Hyubie, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2012
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    Herbert
    Got this lens just today, so I haven't had a chance to really go out and test it. My initial impressions are

    (1) it has a nice build. A little heavy, but expected given its size and aperture. It's not so imbalanced that tripod is required.
    (2) Images are crisp so far, as long as the focus is nailed;
    (3) focus rings are a bit stiff, not silky smooth in operations, but it's a very small gripe on my part;
    (4) the included hood is flimsy. Again, at least it has a hood, right, Olympus?
    (5) it doesn't fit well on my EOS-Nex adapter. Rattles a little - and I'm pretty sure it's not the adapter as I tried other EOS lenses and they all are a good fit.
    (6) Bokehlicious

    Sample shots below (all @ f/1.4, otherwise why buy the lens, right? ;) )


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    Here's the Camera + Lens (sorry for the cr@ppy shots)

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  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Bokehlicious indeed! :)

    Got a pic of the lens itself?
     
  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Herbert
    In the process of getting that pic. :) Give me a few minutes.
     
  4. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2012
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    Herbert
    Camera+Lens images included! :)
     
  5. mikecoffee

    mikecoffee TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 22, 2012
    I wish people would stop posting adaptors, I get adaptor envy and makes me go onto amazon to buy them..... just in case I see some bargain lens

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2012
    Weymouth, MA
    Herbert
    Hehe.. Sorry, I couldn't help you there. :) I specifically bought the NEX for manual focus lenses - I don't have even one native lens. I might, but not yet. :)
     
  7. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2011
    The Sigma 30mm is well worth it if you just want one native lens. The startup is a little slow but I love the image quality.
     
  8. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Dive right in, the water's fine! :)
     
  9. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Here's the Camera + Lens (sorry for the cr@ppy shots)

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    looks great in the nex, I have seen some photos on f1.4 and the bukeh produces is incredible, high contrast and sharpness. The DOF works very well, like the pic 1 ..
    The size is similar to the 18-200 E , could say something it's a bit heavy?
     
  10. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Herbert
    (Wow - I can't believe my last post here was somewhere back in July!! FWIW, I've only recently re-activated myself on the other sister forums. :p)

    Some more from this lens with the C3:

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    Reflections on a pond:
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  11. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    This is a very interesting lens Hyubie... a 85mm f1.4 is rare if not unusual. Adapted onto a NEX that would be a 127mm f1.4 and THAT is very appealing.

    Just to confirm... this lens is AF with a Canon EOS mount? Then you've used an non-electronic, non-optical adapter to the NEX - and you are using it in MF only?
     
  12. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2012
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    Herbert
    Nope, even on Canon it is MF only. I don't think Rokinons have AF on any mount. Best they can do I think is AF confirm chip.
     
  13. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Does aperture electronic selection work on the NEX with your adapter set-up (if on shutter priority, does the lens select aperture automatically)? Or is the aperture selected manually like how it's done with legacy lenses?
     
  14. Hyubie

    Hyubie TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2012
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    Herbert
    It's treated as legacy glass on NEX. There is an aperture ring on the lens. I put the camera on A mode, adjust the aperture on the lens (but really, why buy an f/1.4 if you'll just go f/4, right? :D), and let the camera decide the shutter speed. I use ISO 200 when I'm in good light, otherwise Auto ISO.
     
  15. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Beautiful pictures, gorgeous colour!
     
  16. kaptnkain

    kaptnkain TalkEmount Regular

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  17. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Regular

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  18. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
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    The 'red eye' in that bird makes the photo for me...
     
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