Deal: Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens – $229 (reg. $299, today only)

Rokinon 85mm T/1.5

Expiring 8/18/2020, Adorama has a very good deal on the Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens for Canon with De-Clicked aperture and follow focus fixed lens.

Get the Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens on sale at $229. Compare at $299, that’s a 23% discount. Free shipping.

Key features:

  • 85mm focal length for full-frame format
  • Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture
  • 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh
  • Geared focus and aperture control rings
  • “Declicked” aperture control ring
  • Minimum focus distance of 3.6′
  • Internal focusing mitigates lens breathing
  • Aspheric lens element limits spherical aberration
  • Lens multi-coating improves transmission

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Review (potentially incredible, flagship portrait lens)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Here is another Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review, and again the reviewer is very fond of this “boutique lenses“.

Coming from Christopher Frost Photography, the 8 minutes review below praises the lesns and wants to see if “potentially incredible, flagship portrait lens” is really “good enough to justify its incredibly high price [$2,599]”. Is it?

More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here. All reviews praise this outstanding lens.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Review (nothing short of outstanding, Optical Limits)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review by Optical Limits, formerly known as photozone.de.

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L is one of the so called “boutique lenses” for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, and it’s an outstanding optical performer.

From Optical Limit’s conclusion:

As far as sheer optical capabilities are concerned, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 USM L is nothing short of outstanding. It is one of the best – if not the best – lenses that we tested to date. The resolution is outlandish especially considering its extreme max aperture. Most lenses out there would consider themselves to be fortunate if they could deliver a peak performance similar to what the RF 85mm f/1.2 delivers at f/1.2 already. […] If it’s about the capability of producing as much object separation and background/foreground blur as possible, it doesn’t get any better. When looking a bit more into the details, there are a few imperfections though. The lens doesn’t love hard contrasts in the (rear) focus transition zone. To be fair here – you probably won’t notice this is most scenes. Out-of-focus highlights are nicely rendered. However, if you ask yours truly whether to buy this lens or the RF 85mm f/1.2 USM L DS, he’d go for the latter one. Nothing beats a creamy bokeh more but a creamier one – but that’s also a matter of taste, of course. Bokeh fringing is very well controlled albeit not totally absent at f/1.2.

Read the review at Optical Limits…

More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L:

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These Are The Upcoming Canon RF Lenses, And More Leaks Ahead Of Announcement

Canon RF 85mm F/2 Macro IS STM

Ahead of the big Canon announcement expected for July 9, 2020, here are some images of three upcoming Canon RF lenses and some more leaks.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM lens (image on top):

  • 12 lens elements in 11 groups (including 1 UD lens)
  • Minimum shooting distance 0.35m
  • Maximum shooting magnification 0.5x
  • Image stabilization 5 steps
  • Filter diameter 67mm
  • Size 78×90.5mm
  • Weight 500g

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM

  • 11 elements in 8 groups (including DO lens)
  • minimum shooting distance 6.0m
  • maximum shooting magnification 0.14x
  • Image stabilisation 4 steps
  • Filter diameter 95mm
  • Size 101.6×281.8mm (when retracted)/351.8mm (when shooting)
  • Weight 1260g
Canon RF lenses
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM

Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM

  • 10 elements in 7 groups (including DO lens)
  • Minimum shooting distance of 4.5m
  • Maximum shooting magnification of 0.14 times
  • Image stabilisation 5 steps
  • Filter diameter 82 mm
  • Size 93 x 199.5mm (retracted), 269.5mm (when shooting)
  • Weight 930g
Canon RF lenses
Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM

Below you can see the RF 800 and RF 600mm.

Canon RF lenses
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM

More specifications for upcoming Canon RF lenses leaked:

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM

  • 20 elements in 14 groups (including 1 super UD lens and 6 UD lenses)
  • Minimum shooting distance 0.9m (wide-angle end)
  • Maximum shooting Magnification 0.33 times (telephoto end)
  • Image stabilisation 5 steps
  • fluorine coating
  • Filter diameter 77 mm
  • Size 93.8 mm x 207.6 mm
  • Weight 1370 g

Canon RF 1.4x Extender

  • 7 elements in 4 groups
  • Size 71.2×20.3 mm (mount standard)/40.6 mm (total length)
  • Weight 225g

Canon RF 2x Extender

  • 9 elements in 5 groups
  • Size 71.2×39.3 mm (mounting standard)/60.6 mm (total length)
  • Weight 340 g

Both extenders are compatible with the RF 100-500mm, RF 600mm, and RF 800mm lenses.

Stay tuned.

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Review & Comparison With EF Version (DPReview TV)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

A Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review by DPReview TV. This is one of the boutique lenses for the Canon EOS R system.

Chris and Jordan of DPReview TV posted a Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review. And they compare the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L with the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L.

This week Chris and Jordan take a closer look at the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L and – no surprises here – find it to be a technically excellent optic. They also compare it with the original EF-mount 85mm F1.2L, which is no slouch for its age, to see just how far the design has advanced in the past 15 years.

More Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here, and you won’t find a review that’s not praising this lens.

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L key features and description:

  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture range: F1.2-16 (1/3 EV stops)
  • Filter thread: 82mm
  • Close focus: 0.85m (2.79 ft.)
  • Maximum magnification: 0.12x
  • Diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Hood: ET-89 round-shaped hood (supplied)
  • Length / Diameter: approx. 103.2 x 117.3 (4.06 in. x 4.62in)
  • Weight: approx. 1,195g (approx. 2.63lbs)
  • Optical construction: 13 elements in nine groups
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Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF Review (image quality perfect for portrait work)

Samyang AF 85mm F/1.4 RF Review

A Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review, Samyang aka Rokinon’s new autofocusing lens for the EOS R system.

Dustin Abbott posted an exhaustive Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF review. While we recommend you head over and read his review, which comes with test charts and sample photos, and comparisons with similar lenses, and likely can answer any question you might have about this lens, here is a short summary of Dustin Abbott’s conclusion:

[…] For those interested in portrait photography, but without incredibly deep pockets, the Samyang RF85 ($700) is a godsend. It gives them a quality build (yet reasonable weight), good autofocus performance (with excellent Eye AF results), and image quality that is, essentially, near perfect for portrait work.

[…]

The list of shortcomings is fairly brief, with the typical wide aperture short telephoto traits of vignette and flare being the chief optical complaints.  The autofocus performance is roughly on par with what I saw from the Canon 85L lens, which is to say very good but not as quiet, smooth, or fast as the very best that I’ve seen.  I also wish the lens had support of Canon’s Lens Aberration Corrections (like the 14mm F2.8), but hopefully that will come via firmware in the future.  That’s about as much as I can come up with, as overall I think the lens is a wonderful addition to the RF catalog and a lens I plan to add to my own Canon RF kit.

Read the full review at Dustin Abbott’s website...

For those who prefer watching a review, here are two videos, the first one the short version and the second one the full review. You can follow Dustin Abbott on his YouTube channel.

The Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is available at $699:

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