Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Ultra
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Ultra

Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 IF ED UMC Automatic Aspherical Lens for Nikon with Focus confirm chip; Lens is designed for full frame cameras but also works on APS-C sesors. The lens features 2 ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical element, and one glass aspherical lens element. The lens offers an impressive 114-degree field of view on full frame cameras and 92.5-degree on APS-C cameras.

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• Lens features UMC super multi-layer coating to reduce flare and ghosting. Zeiss Loxia E-Mount Lenses If you prefer the touch and feel of a manual lenses for Sony E-mount cameras, Zeiss Loxia are a great choice. It works great in aperture-preferred as well as manual modes on these cameras. eBay is always a gamble, but all the other places have the best prices and service, which is why I've used them since before this website existed  The company has been active in the mirrorless space over the past few years, starting with excellent manual focus fisheye lenses. The optical design also incorporates four anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical element to control chromatic aberrations and increase overall clarity and color accuracy. If you've gotten your gear through one of my links or helped otherwise, you're family. We’re looking at the Rokinon-branded Sony E-Mount version here, but the findings should hold for all the APS-C mirrorless mounts, as the optics are identical. Pouch and instructions sit on top of plastic lens holder in box; lens sits inside in a plastic bag. The focus ring goes in the correct direction for each camera brand. Its versatile wide angle of view is well-suited to general shooting applications and its slim form factor is ideal for travel and everyday photography.

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It offers something unique for mirrorless shooters and delivers photos that don’t disappoint. Here’s an example shot with some heavy light falloff in the corners from shooting wide-open: Sample Photos In just one month, this lens has been with me to the deserts of California and through several historical cities in Europe. For astrophotographers, its excellent coma performance, fast aperture and an ultra-wide field of view make it a prime tool for shooting the stars. As you stop down, the center area gets larger allowing you to bring more of your image into exact focus. It clamps over the petals, grabbing them from the inside with two spring catches. Stop the Pro-Optic down a stop, and all three are as sharp as each other in the center. The lens hood also snaps in place with a satisfying click and has no noticeable play once installed. Unfortunately, the lens does not have depth of field marks which is disappointing for a fast wide angle prime. I have no reservations recommending it to anyone looking for a nice sharp lens. It’s possible this lens is a joint venture with Mitakon with Meyer-Optik Gorlitz providing the quality assembly lacking in Mitakon-manufactured lenses. Projection is where objects are rendered in an image, or how a lens "projects" each subject onto the film. It feels very well balanced on small camera bodies like the Canon EOS M. If you cut-off the four front petals for FX, you'll get a mostly circular image with the tops and bottoms cut off by your frame. No problem; Adorama usually offers a complete money-back refund if you don't like it, and return it unaltered. Despite being the smallest Sony FE lens, this baby is deceptively sharp. It’s probably not a huge issue for photographers already familiar with using manual lenses, but it’s something that I feel the manufacturer could improve. Its optical design features Extra-low Dispersion glass elements which reduce chromatic aberrations and provide improved contrast. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and one high refractive index element to suppress spherical aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Rokinon Xeen Cine E-Mount lenses Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses are built specifically for use as a cinema lens for Sony E-mount. Sophisticated optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity. You can also support him by purchasing his online Skillshare class on photographing the Milky Way • UMC lens coating allows even light transmission and minimizes ghosting and flare. If you're looking at a brick wall, bricks in the middle subtend a greater angle in degrees than the bricks at the sides, which you're seeing at an angle. Features a circular aperture that, through the use of curved blades, keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed for smoother, more natural defocusing highlights. There really isn't anything useful you can do with a fisheye, other than use the images as a basis for tweaking back to straight with software. Yet they offer good optical performance for the price. They are quite simply the best lenses I’ve ever used. Unfortunately, the inaccurate distance marks on the focusing ring and no useful depth-of-field markings make manual focusing that much more difficult, particularly when using it wide open. The biggest help is to use these links to Adorama, Amazon, B&H, Calumet, Ritz, J&R and when you get your goodies. There’s a tiny bit of purple fringed coma at the extreme corners, but overall it’s very mild by most standards. None, just the solid plastic things that poke out mostly to protect the lens from physical damage. At low f/ratios many fast lenses often distort pinpoint light sources at the edges of the frame, creating stretched looking shapes called coma. Try checking the product description for more information, or click "See all parts that fit" to see a list of products that are confirmed to fit your model Sony DealBest Deals, Cheapest Price on Sony DSLR Cameras, Lenses, Speedlites and more ! It also comes branded as Bower, also specifically in Nikon, Canon EOS, Pentax/Samsung and Minolta Maxxum/Sony mounts. On digital cameras, these are usually hidden by a blown-out sky around the sun unless you deliberately underexpose. You'll get manual and aperture-preferred auto modes. Personally, I don’t mind a little light falloff, it’s pretty typical of fast lenses and I like it for the dramatic effect it creates. A reader suggests that you may try to screw-up your focus yourself by rolling back the focus ring rubber grip. It’s unique in that no other manufacturer offers a lens with as wide a field of view and as large an aperture for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is designed for manual focus, as well, and it has a programmable focus hold button. Get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and assignments at end of chapter to practice what you’ve just learned In the conclusion of the guide, there was one particular type of lens that stands out above all the rest: the fast wide angle. Its compact form-factor makes it ideal for placing into tight or awkward shooting angles and a metal lens barrel offers durability and rigidity. Based on the symmetrical Planar optical concept, this lens is adept at correcting for chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the aperture range for maintained image consistency and clarity. It uses an ED element to reduce aberrations, as well as a nine-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh. These are by far the of all E-mount lenses since they’re designed for DSLR cameras. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization lessens the appearance of camera shake when working in low-light conditions or with longer focal lengths. I presume this is because the Zeiss needs room for the autofocus mechanism.

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The modern remake of the famous lens uses experience and modern technology to emulate this stunning effect more authentically than ever before. Nothing gets in your way, and the aperture and focus rings are always where you need them. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a wide-angle of view. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to minimize flare and ghosting for increase contrast and neutral color.

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At a glance, it looks and feels like a very nice lens, more than worthy of its price tag.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART DG HSM Lens for. Something is aspherical, probably the magenta blob above. I tested these lenses side-by-side while visiting Anza Borrego Desert State Park in California. Rokinon has upheld a reputation for offering some of the best bang for the buck lenses for any camera system and by now offering such a competitive mirrorless lens design, they’re helping fuel the push towards mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Some manufacturers like Fujifilm and Olympus have completely abandoned the DSLR design for mirrorless cameras and now every major camera manufacturer has offered at least one mirrorless camera design. Not only are Loxia designed for digital sensors – they offer features not found on other manual focus glass including full electronic communication with Sony E-mount bodies. Two high refractive index elements and one aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity. Unscrew these set-screws, rotate the focus ring to infinity mark, tighten the set-screws. It’s an easy situation to avoid as long as bright light sources are away from the edges for the frame. Fuzzy black velvet cloth drawstring pouch, included. UMC multi-coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery. Based on Samyang Optics’ optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the center to the corners of the image. It fills the entire rectangular frame with your curvy image. It’s large enough that the camera will rest on the edge of the lens barrel when you set it on a table.  The focus setting you see on the lens in the pictures above is the ideal setting for outdoor shooting. The optical construction also incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and reduced color fringing. It incorporates cinema-style focus and iris gears that share the same position across the lenses in the Xeen set. I much prefer the look from the Pro-Optic lens because it doesn't squash the sides beyond all recognition. I find this much more useful than squashing the sides into useless mush. This is very exciting for photographers with mirrorless systems that want to try their hand at astrophotography and want a great lens for the job. Provides good quality for it’s price and nearly silent focusing for video. Samyang/Rokinon E-Mount AF lenses The following lenses are the first AF lenses from Samyang as well as their first fullframe lenses for mirrorless cameras making them considerably smaller than the fullframe DSLR lenses listed in the next section. They feature an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing to minimize the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Metadata is recorded and focus magnification works as seamlessly as with a native lens. If I really try, and set everything up so that I do get a blob right where I can see it, this is the worst I can do. The aperture ring can be “clicked” for stills photography and “de-clicked” for smoother operation when shooting video. On film or FX, you only get a smaller rectangle in the middle of the frame. Forget it: there is no provision for a rear filter. Its wide focal length and fast aperture make it a practical and versatile lens. Depth of field is so great that the most effective way to focus is to guess the distance, set it on the lens, and then leave it alone. Ergonomics are the same as any other manual-focus Nikon AI-s lens. I will be discussing the Nikon mount as tested here, unless otherwise called out. The lenses from Rokinon eschew the typical modern norm of autofocus or image stabilization, instead focusing solely on the optical performance. The optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations along with two XA elements and three aspherical elements, which significantly controls spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. They feature dual sided focus scales marked in feet, with dual sided iris scales. Focus Helicoids: Feel great: smooth and silky with no play.

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Nano AR coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. The focusing ring is plastic and has a broad grip and it rotates very smoothly and silently but with enough damping that it will stay where you want it. The lens is a manual focus and iris lens, and does not have auto focus or auto iris capability. Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast. It’s manual focus only, which already makes for a completely different shooting experience that adds an extra level of difficulty to using the lens. The sun is in the image in the middle of the white area. I support my growing family through this website, as crazy as it might seem. The lens should now focus at infinity when set to infinity. The difference is that the Nikon lens squishes the sides too far, while the Pro-Optic leaves them as they should be.

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Bonne chance! I have no idea if auto exposure works properly on Canon. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization facilitates sharper imaging in low light situations and when shooting at long telephoto lengths. It’s a very short focal length with a large relative aperture in a very compact package. Frog Eye Coating has been applied to repel dust and moisture from the front element of the lens when working in trying environmental conditions. In practice though, it’s still a very compact lens, especially for a fast retrofocal design. The focusing ring is separated from the aperture ring with a red anodized aluminum ring. Rokinon E-Mount Cine lenses Not to be confused with their premium quality Xeen Primes listed below, Rokinon also offers a wide range of cine-style versions of their manual focus E-mount lenses adapted to include T-stops, clickless aperture and focus gearing. Since you focus by scale rather than through the lens, this means you can leave it set to your shooting aperture and simply suffer a dark finder image. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. There are no electronic contacts, so it doesn't really work well on Canon. There is so much depth of field that you'd probably never notice. The aperture ring feels very similar to other Rokinon lenses. Third-Party Fullframe E-mount Lenses Zeiss Batis AF E-Mount Lenses This pair of the Zeiss E-mount lenses could be called ‘Baby Otus’ for their similarity to legendary Zeiss Otus lenses.

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The cine versions feature T-stops, clickless aperture and focus gearing. • Built-in petal style lens hood blocks unwanted stray light and protects the lens. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good contrast, glare prevention, and are color matched to a factory standard, allowing you to assemble a set over time with minimal color shift. Four extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity. This Pro-Optic lens does a much better job of keeping things from getting too small at the periphery than the Nikons. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a short telephoto angle of view. It's the same all over the image from center to edge. This description sounds sideways to me, but I'm presuming that this is the same as using any other SMC-A lens on a digital Pentax. Noises When Shaken: Almost none; this is one of the quietist lenses I've ever shaken

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