Rokinon 35mm f/1.4

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4

Lens Summary

Brand: Rokinon

Also Known As: Rokinon 35mm f/1.4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Four Thirds, Minolta AF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony Alpha

Release Date: N/A

MSRP Price: $440

Made in: South Korea

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: The 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle US UMC Aspherical Lens from Rokinon gives you an approximately 43° view when used with an APS-C camera, or 63.1° when used with a full-frame camera - excellent for general photography and portraits. With hybrid aspherical lenses and multi-layer coating, you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of flare and ghosting. The 35mm lens focuses as close as 1\' (30.48 cm) from the lens, and has a removable petal lens hood.

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length35mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Four Thirds, Minolta AF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony Alpha
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Image StabilizationNo
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)63.1°
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups10
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.30m
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions83 x 77.3mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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Nasim, first I want to thank you for the information and advice you are sharing through your site.
I would like to know your opinion about using the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 for night street photography.
Please tell me which lens you would find most appropriate to this kind of photography.


Hi Stefan, in case you or others still have this question, I have been using this lens (Canon mount) for the past 3 years. It is manual focus, and at f/1.4 it is very difficult to quickly get good focus using a viewfinder. I assume you want to use the lens pretty open, since you mentioned night street photography. If you have focus confirmation in camera, it may be useful. Most Canon’s don’t. The lens, however, is perfect for videography. The image quality is comparable to a standard 35 f/1.4 L, but maybe with a warmer tone. Hope that helps!