Don't be skeptical because of the low price. Rokinon lenses PERFORM !!!!
7 February 2014
Summary: The obvious attraction of this lens is it's incredibly low price for a very fast prime that can do double duty as both a regular and wide angle lens if you own a crop and full frame body. The obvious question you must ask yourself is whether a manual focus and manual stop-down lens will do what you need.
Great lens & bokeh; built like a tank! Excellent F/1.4 in low light.
4 October 2012
Summary: I debated between the Rokinon and the Canon F/1.4 EF 35mm autofocus lens. I researched footage from the Rokinon lens on Vimeo & Youtube only to find that Rokinon's low light 35mm had great, sharp pictures. As an Indie Filmmaker, I didn't want to sacrafice quality & sharpness. After the long debate I decided to take the plunge. Today I have absolutely no regrets! Picture quality is superb.
Summary: This is a fantastic lens. Very similar to the Canon 35mm f1.4 USM (just doesn't include any autofocus obviously). Keep in mind it's very big and very heavy. Also makes a great cinema style lens due to the low light capabilities & long throw focus ring.
Summary: A very sharp and affordable lens. Most of the time stuck on my camera. i find the manual focus is hard probly im not used to it. Rite now im looking for an adapter or a chip confirmation for autofocus.