Above is a quick review of Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 (standard version) prime lens by my buddy Mark Linsangan aka ThatTechShow. The Rokinon 35mm is essentially the same lens as the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 I reviewed so time ago. I agree with Mark. This lens is pretty amazing and while it’s not a vintage lens it has a lot of characteristics of a vintage lens like smooth, long through focusing ring, aperture adjustment ring and also an amazing price for a modern 35mm f/1.4 lens. It’s really the best of both worlds; the benefits mentioned above together with incredible, clean, sharp optics comparable to Canon L and modern Zeiss lens.
There is now also the new Cine Version of this lens featuring the integrated follow focus rings and step-less aperture adjustment making this lens even more attractive to any filmmaker.
I highly recommend this lens looking for a fast 35mm prime, be it vintage or modern.
P.S. Thanks again for the shout out Mark!