Rokinon 85mm 1.4 - is there a native m4/3 mount version?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by madtownkeith, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    All - I'm trying to determine if there's a native m4/3 mount version of this lens, and if so, what are the specs, in terms of size, weight, minimum focus distance, etc...

    I've done some research on the web, and it looks like there is one listed on B&H, but the photos reference an alternate mount. When I look at Rokinon's site, they only list the regular 4/3 version.

    I already have the Sony version, along with a m4/3 adapter, but would prefer one with a native mount to keep the package smaller if possible.

  2. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
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  3. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 19, 2012
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Not a bad price, but I think I'd rather get a Nikon mount just for the added versatility of using the Speedbooster.
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  5. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Wow, not that I'm an expert but I didn't even know this existed . . .
  6. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    Yes, and resale value as well.
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  7. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    You don't know what your missing ;) its a great lens.
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  8. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Its a great lens, used a Canon mount before. But its pretty damn huge for the M43 system... but the results also speak for themselves with this lens. Great bang for your buck lens, only negative as I said is its size/weight.
  9. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014
    As others said, better to get the Nikon version + an adapter. Then you can either get a speed-booster or tele-converter later if it tickles your fancy, to use it in more versatile ways.
  10. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Thanks for the info everyone. I also chatted with someone at B&H, and they confirmed that there is a native m43 mount version. Size is about the same, although it is slightly lighter. I'll probably stick with my Sony version and just use the adapter for now. Was hoping the new one would be quite a bit smaller.

    Oh well, still a great lens. For those who haven't seen what it can do, here are a few examples from my old Sony days:

    This is a thread I started on Dyxum a few year's back, with a lot of pics from myself and others, and some links to really good info (and more pics)

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  11. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    ^^^ great pics

    Edit: Didnt realize the mft version came out....thats awesome!!!
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  12. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    For a small and compact 85mm, check out the Contax Zeiss 85mm 'Sonnar' f2.8.
  13. hit_and_misanthrope

    hit_and_misanthrope Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 19, 2014
    I've used the 85mm & 35mm Rokinon with the EF mounts, and and they deliver amazing quality for the price. I use them with a wireless electronic follow focus on an Epic, but if your M4/3 camera has focus peaking it should be fairly easy to pull focus by hand. My question is, will they make a cine version with a geared focus ring?
  14. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I thought they did make a cine 35mm. I believe it's listed as a 35mm T1.5 cine and has a click less aperture.

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  15. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I have this in a Pentax mount, it really is an amazing lens for the price. It's a less expensive alternative to the Olympus 75mm.
  16. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    Oh wow I never knew and this lens is on my list I could of bought it all ready!

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  17. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    This is certainly an excellent's huge and heavy. A big reason I switched to M4/3 was the size/weight factor. I have the O75 (and love it), but I've always considered it to be about as big/heavy as I want to go with a M4/3 lens...the 85 1.4 is about twice the volume and nearly twice the weight...yikes.
  18. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 15, 2012
    Patrick Kristiansen
    Is the rokinon and samyang the same, or am I totally wrong here?
  19. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    ^^^ Same exact thing. In-fact "Bower" is also the same thing.
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  20. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    And Falcon
    The size isn't that much bigger than the 12-40

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