The new Rokinon 7.5mm T3.8 MFT Cine lens is now available! If you need to get wide on a MFT camera system, this is the lens for you. All while making your camera look adorable. I think I’ll be picking one of these up myself. This lens will give you an equivalent field of view of a 15mm lens on a full-frame sensor.
If you’re like me, you have made the jump from Canon to Panasonic and now need to rethink lenses. If you have decided to take the MFT lens route you can save some money today on Panasonic lenses. Both the 12-35mm F2.8 and 35-100mm F2.8 are $100 off at B&H and Amazon:
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Price: 8/10 – $350 is a great deal for this lens.
Glass Quality: 5/10 – Not very sharp.
Build Quality: 7/10 – For a plastic lens, this is great.
Features: 8/10 – LOVE the smooth click less aperture ring and lens gears. Would be 10 if it had auto focus, but that would also raise the price a lot.
Bottom line: Would I recommend buying one? Yes.
I have had the Rokinon 8mm Cine lens with the Canon mount for a month now, and I have to say I really like it. It is such a fun lens. Composing shots has never been as entertaining. At first use I thought 8mm is almost too wide to be useful, but after taking the lens downtown and shooting a good deal with it, I really think there is a place for this lens in my bag.
Check out the review and let me know what you think!
Rokinon has been making some pretty decent manual lenses for a while now. Their 8mm, 14mm and 85mm have been out for a while. But you can now get your hands on the 8mm F3.8 “Cine” lens from B&H Photo Video. And the price is crazy… $350 is all that is standing between you and this great lens.
I love how someone is making an affordable lens that has filmmakers/video shooters in mind. I REALLY hope this turns into a line of Rokinon Cine lenses!
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