Rokinon 85mm F1.8 / Samyang 85mm F1.8

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Rokinon 85mm F1.8 / Samyang 85mm F1.8

Rokinon 85mm F1.8 / Samyang 85mm F1.8 A desirable telephoto for mirrorless cameras, the 85mm f/1.8 Lens from Rokinon pairs a sleek form factor with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for depth of field control and greater versatility in difficult lighting conditions. The optical design features one extra-low dispersion element, which reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and one high refractive index element to control spherical aberrations for improved sharpness. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to boost contrast by suppressing lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, the lens has a manual focus design for precise focusing down to 2.1' and a nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.

  • Telephoto prime is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, mirrorless cameras and provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.

  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords extensive control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus techniques.

  • One extra-low dispersion element is used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce imagery with a high degree of clarity and color fidelity.

  • A high refractive index element is used to control spherical aberrations and distortions in order to realize higher sharpness and accurate rendering.

  • An Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all lens elements in order to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.

  • This manual focus lens has a non-rotating 62mm front filter mount to better enable the use of polarizing, graduated ND, and other filter types that require precise positioning.

  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality when using selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.

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Primary specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 85 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Sony E
Maximum aperture F1.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 9
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 1 ED + 1 HRI element, Ultra Multi-Coating
Minimum focus 0.65 m (25.59)
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Weight 344 g (0.76 lb)
Diameter 68 mm (2.68)
Length 81 mm (3.19)
Sealing No
Filter thread 62 mm
Hood supplied Yes


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Rokinon 85mm F1.8 / Samyang 85mm F1.8 Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5