Nardio Want List
It’s FINALLY HERE!
Let’s talk about Rokinon.
I adore my Rokinon lenses. My 35mm has been a non-stop work horse that I have taken tens of thousands of shots with since I bought it two years ago. It’s fast, sharp and reliable. It’s a great all around lens that I carry with me everywhere I go. But, it has one tiny, painful weakness.
It’s not weather sealed.
Because of that, I try not to expose it to much rain. I can’t shoot the awesome rainy day shots that I always wanted to try. If I do shoot out in the rain or snow I need an umbrella and that is hard to use with a camera and big lens in one hand. I still manage, but it isn’t easy.
So, I got another Rokinon!
Recently, I bought a Rokinon 24mm 2.8 lens and love it. Perfect for vlogging and making videos at home. Amazing for wide shots in the city. Another solid lens that left me feeling completely satisfied.
So about that 85mm?
Well, Rokinon has had automatic well reviewed 85mm lenses for the other camera companies for a while now but Sony shooters like myself were left waiting. In the meanwhile I bought myself a Sony 85mm 1.8 lens and I love it.
But it’s not 1.4
Yea, I know, that doesn’t sound like much of a difference. But using my Rokinon & Sony lenses back to back and I found myself missing that extra bit of light. There have been many times where 1.8 just wasn’t enough in the situation.
Well, the wait is over!
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The new weather sealed #85mm F1.4 AF for #Sony E mount will be the most affordable in its class. Available in early spring, this will be Rokinon’s 6th Sony E mount autofocus lens. #sonymirrorless #emount #telephoto #candid #photographylover #bokeh #sonya6000 #sonya7iii #sonya7 #sonya6300 #sonya7riii #sonya6500 #sonya6500 #sonya7ii #sonya5100 #portraitphotography #photographyislifee
85mm 1.4, weather sealed and autofocus.
I want this. I need this. I want this.
So far my Rokinon lenses have been work horses that I’ve come to feel hesitant to leave home without. Now, having a weather sealed 85mm 1.4 is definitely going to be something purposefully take out with me on rainy days for shooting. Hell, I’m going to start looking to get waterproof boots and sneakers because this is going to have me going out in the rain every single day I can.
I NEED THIS!