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Rokinon 85mm F1.4 (canon or sony e) Lens $249, Rokinon DS 24mm T1.5 Lens + DS 85mm T1.5 Canon Cine Lenses $799 + free s/h

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Just an FYI, the Rokinon 85mm f1.4 is a Manual focus Lens. The 85 t1.5 cine ds lens goes on sale regularly for $299 at Amazon. The 85 cine ds Lens is a nice lens for the price, just be aware of the minimum focus distance on 85mm lenses is around 3 feet.
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Normally $300, so a decent deal if you've been eyeing this lens and understand what you are getting (e.g. manual focus, manual aperture). Good reviews and portrait pic samples look very good, especially considering the price. Seems like an affordable, sharp, and fast portrait lens for full frame Sony's, thus making this an interesting alternative to the Sony SEL85F18, which is $300 more. 85mm is a good length for portraits on a full frame, but a less attractive/usable prime focal length for APS-C cameras IMO (e.g. A6000-A6500).
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Would love to get in on this but manual focus can be difficult, my main target is my son...and kids MOVE too quickly lol
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Would love to get in on this but manual focus can be difficult, my main target is my son...and kids MOVE too quickly lol
Yeah this would work well in a portrait studio with known focal distance, but as the owner of a toddler, I have to agree that they're hard to catch a good photo of sometimes. I run a 6d2 and a 24-70 2.8 and still miss shots sometimes!
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Would love to get in on this but manual focus can be difficult, my main target is my son...and kids MOVE too quickly lol
Unless you own a very expensive camera (my uncle does, he does a side 'hobby' of Nascar photographs), autofocus isn't catching rugrats either.

Also, I hope you mean to say manual focus is difficult filming young kids - it's not really difficult at all depending on what you need and has its place.
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Unless you own a very expensive camera (my uncle does, he does a side 'hobby' of Nascar photographs), autofocus isn't catching rugrats either.

Also, I hope you mean to say manual focus is difficult filming young kids - it's not really difficult at all depending on what you need and has its place.
I have the Rokinon 85 and it's challenging to focus if you have fast moving subjects like kids but it can be done. It's a sharp lens and one of my favorite at the moment for portraits.
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Would love to get in on this but manual focus can be difficult, my main target is my son...and kids MOVE too quickly lol
The manual focus will frustrate the heck out of you so this especially when shooting kids. It's best if you can have them pose which is almost impossible. You just have to be patient as well having a fast shutter speed should do the trick. Love the 85. The bokeh is very nice.
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The manual focus will frustrate the heck out of you so this especially when shooting kids. It's best if you can have them pose which is almost impossible. You just have to be patient as well having a fast shutter speed should do the trick. Love the 85. The bokeh is very nice.
I have an 80D so I know the crop factor would greatly affect it. I have a nifty fifty but I wanted to upgrade, and I do eventually want to grab the 5D so I figured an 85 would be a much more worthhile long term investment than a 50mm. I was actually saving up for the canon 85/1.4 that was recently released (vs the sigma art). If I pull the trigger on this rokinon, then I can certainly do it now. Just not sure about hitting all the marks quickly with a tiny devil running around. By the time I readjust all the setting and manual zoom, he'd be 20-50 ft down the hall LMAO
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I have an 80D so I know the crop factor would greatly affect it. I have a nifty fifty but I wanted to upgrade, and I do eventually want to grab the 5D so I figured an 85 would be a much more worthhile long term investment than a 50mm. I was actually saving up for the canon 85/1.4 that was recently released (vs the sigma art). If I pull the trigger on this rokinon, then I can certainly do it now. Just not sure about hitting all the marks quickly with a tiny devil running around. By the time I readjust all the setting and manual zoom, he'd be 20-50 ft down the hall LMAO
Yea so it would be ~135mm equivalent focal length so this is ideal for outdoor or if you have room indoors. What I like about the manual lens is it forces you to go full manual and really learn your camera inside out. In a way, it's good for education with the benefit of a really low aperture. I was worried about the manual also but you'd be able to pick it up fine.
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I have the Rokinon 35mm 1.4 manual focus and love it after the initial hate days where I have to learn to focus manually.. Now I shoot fire performers who usually keeps moving while breathing or playing with fire but rarely miss any shots and all are sharp like anything..

I will say if you able to afford a AF lens with same optics, go for it but if you have a tight budget, manual lens will not let you down after few days of learning and will surely make you better in shotting sharp pics 👍👍
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