Is There A Difference Between a $500 And A $26000 Lens? And How Big Is It?

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From the beloved series “unfair yet interesting comparisons”, here is a new episode. A lens selling for $500 compared with a lens that costs $26,000.

Film Riot compares the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DSX with the Arri 32mm Master Prime. A Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro was used for the comparison. You might be surprised to see that the inexpensive Rokinon performs well in many areas. Enjoy.

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Today Only: Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens (Canon) – $399 (reg. $599)

Rokinon 35mm

Only for today (3/2/2022) Adorama has a 33% discount on the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF mount.

At a glance:

  • 35mm Lens, T1.5
  • Covers Full-Frame
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • “De-Clicked” Aperture Ring
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood
  • Accepts 77mm Threaded Filter Rings

Get the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF mount on sale at $399. Compare at $599.

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Today Only: Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Canon RF – $589 (reg. $699)

Rokinon AF 85mm

Only for today (10/14/2021) Adorama has a 16% discount on the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Canon RF mount.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Four High Refractive Index Elements
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Ultrasonic Dual Linear AF Motor
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Round 9-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Auto Focus Lens for Canon RF on sale at $589. Compare at $699. Rokinon lenses are also branded as Samyang, depending by your geographic location.


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Deal: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For With AE Chip – $329 (reg. $499, today only)

Rokinon 14mm F/2.8

Today only (03/17/21) B&H Photo DealZone has a 34% discount on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMCn lens with AE chip for the Canon EF mount.

At a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
  • Chip Allows Focus Confirm, Auto Modes

Get the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF with AE Chip on sale at $329. Compare at $499.


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Deal pages:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 and/or Luminar AI using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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Deal: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens – $379 (reg. $549, limited supply)

Rokinon 50mm T1.5

Only for today and tomorrow (expires 12/30), ad with limited stock, B&H Photo has a 31% discount on the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Canon EF mount.

Part of B&H Photo’s MegaDealZone promotion, the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens is on sale at $379. Compare at $549. Limited stock.

At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′

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Deal pages:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

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Deal: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens $379 (reg. $549, today only)

Rokinon 50mm

Only for today (12/21/20) B&H Photo DealZone has a 31% discount on the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Canon EF mount.

At a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′

Get the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens on sale at $379. Compare at $549.


More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Deal pages:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 and/or Luminar AI using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

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