Best Rokinon 24mm Tilt-Shift Lens Review

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The Lens Allows 12mm of Shift
With an 8.5 Degree Tilt

Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens The Rokinon 24mm Tilt-Shift f/3.5 Lens in mounts for Canon, Nikon and and Sony is a full-frame, wide-angle lens featuring tilt-shift and perspective control functions. The tilt-shift allows photographers to manage perspective and rectify converging of lines within the frame, particularly useful in shooting architecture, landscape and products. The optical tilt device provide precise depth of field and perspective control. It is well-suited for both digital and SLR format cameras featuring a 83.5 angle of view and a 59.9 angle of view on 35mm equivalent APS-C size sensors.

The tilt-shift role on the Rokonon 24mm lens allows adjusting the lens focal plane by +/-8.5 angle and facilitates parallel shifting of its optical axis +/-12mm. The tilt-shift portion of the lens can rotate left 90 (with click-stop adjustments every 30) while the lens mount itself can rotate either left or right up to 90 (with click-stop adjustments every 30).

The lens is made up of 16 elements within 11 groups, which includes two aspherical lenses along with a pair of ED (Enhanced Dispersion) lenses, which diminish aberrations and deliver sharp details along with accurate separation of colors. Anti-reflective UMC multi-layer coating on each of the lens elements deliver even light transmission, cutting down on flare and ghosting.

To allow the Tilt-Shift function to be even more transparent, together with the lens mount, the Tilt-Shift portion can be rotated on its optical axis. The Tilt-Shift portion may be rotated to the left up to 90 degrees (using 30 degree adjustments), while the lens mount may be rotated in both left and right directions up to 90 degrees, also using 30 degree adjustments.

The mechanism within the TS is pretty similar to the latest Canon TS-Es, while there is a distinct gap amid the tilt and the shift portions that would define the rotation point.

The 24mm focal length when mounting the lens to an APS-C sensor camera is an equivalent 35mm.
Tilt/Shift functions provide for accurate perspective and control of the depth of field.
Enhanced-Dispersion and Aspherical lens elements diminish aberrations for accurate colors and crisp resolution while UMC lens coating on the elements deliver even light transmission while cutting down on flare, reflections and ghosting. Mar 14, 2013 ✓

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Specifications
Lens type Prime lens  
Max Format size 35mm FF  
Focal length 24 mm  
Image stabilisation No  
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha  
Aperture
Maximum aperture F3.5  
Minimum aperture F22.0  
Aperture ring Yes  
Number of diaphragm blades 8  
Optics
Elements 16  
Groups 11  
Special elements / coatings 2 aspheric elements  
Focus
Minimum focus 0.20 m (7.87)  
Autofocus No  
Full time manual Yes  
Distance scale Yes  
DoF scale Yes  
Physical
Weight 680 g (1.50 lb)  
Diameter 86 mm (3.39)  
Length 112 mm (4.41)  
Sealing No  
color Black  
Filter thread 82 mm  
Other
Notes Up to 12mm of shift and 8.5 of tilt


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