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10-10-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Rokinon 85mm 1.4

I just ordered the Rokinon 85mm for my K-5. After reading several articles and reviews, I think it is a great deal for the money. Any thoughts, experience or tips? I am really looking forward to using it!

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You must have read the in-depth review at PF:
Vivitar (Samyang) 85mm F1.4 - Review

I have similarly a 85mm f1.4 MF and I love to use the Catch-in-focus (CIF) function in my K-7. I tend to shoot in Hypermode (P) and auto aperture (A). I often combine CIF with Hi continuous shooting to get a couple of shots each time.

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Thanks for the tips!! I will certainly try that!

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The bokeh is _beautiful_ wide open with that lens, and it gathers light very impressively. My only reservation is that its MFD is 1m. Otherwise, you will have a lot of fun with it - stand 6 feet away from a person and focus on their eyes and watch magic happen.

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