Rokinon 85mm f1.4 vs Fuji 60mm

Discussion in 'Fuji X-Mount Cameras' started by lhuhn, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. lhuhn

    lhuhn FujiXspot Rookie

    Aug 9, 2013
    Has anyone been using the Rokinon 85mm f1.4? I bought one knowing it would be manual focus but I didn't realize that it wouldn't be coupled. I am happy with the focal Length and I am fine with manual focus but I am not sure I am going to be happy in the long run due to having to focus with the aperture wide open then stopping down to shoot. I am considering returning the lens and getting the Fuji 60mm but I wanted to hear others thoughts before I do.
  2. mguffin

    mguffin FujiXspot Regular

    Apr 10, 2013
    New Jersey
    The Fuji 60 is sharp, very sharp. Not the fastest AF of the XF line, but sharp. Did I say sharp? BTW, I am quite able to focus, even with the aperture closed on all of my MF lenses... Unless it's very dark, you don't need to focus wide open then stop down.
  3. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I have a Rok 85 and love it. There is a thread I started in the sample archive section. And I agree with Mike about not needing to be wide open to focus.