In this first impressions article on the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 UMC Aspherical Lens, I will go over several sample photos and more. I’ve actually been holding onto these lenses for about two weeks now as I needed to finish the DSC-HX300 Review (Click Here), before I dove into the three Rokinon lenses I have to review!! In any event, I slapped on the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Asperical lens and WOW is it pretty awesome so far!!
Killer bokeh, razor sharp, very close minim focus distance which is great for macro or close-ups, and the focus is very smooth. This lens is full manual, so the aperture has to be physically set as well as the focus. The aperture ring has a nice notched click for each f-stop, so it’s pretty easy to just turn it and count to get where you need to be. I was notable to do this just yet though as the lens is brand new to me and I just look at the aperture when I set it for these shots below. Seems like I’ll get the hang of it next time out for sure!! I shot mostly wide-open at f/1.4 for these first sample photos, but I did take a few at f/8, for you so far!! 😉
My Nex-6 and the La-ea1 lens adapter were used for these sample photos.
That is it for now, but stay tuned for more sample photos with 100% Crops in the full review coming soon!! I also have sample photos articles in the works for the Rokinon 14mm and 85mm f/1.4 lenses, www.lightningruletoyna.com so stay tuned for those in the next few days! Thanks for your support and have a great day, Jay