Review: Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE (Sony FE Full Frame E Mount)

The Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE comes in at a significantly more affordable price point than what Sony’s offering is–and the only major difference is its lack of weather sealing vs it’s Sony counterpart. In fact, that’s the only difference most people may consider besides marginally slower autofocus performance. The lenses even look alike in some ways in that they’re pretty much the same size but with different casings. But Rokinon has brought out autofocus abilities with the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE–making this the company’s first autofocusing lens for the Sony full frame E mount system. Indeed, it fills a niche of the photography market that is not really saturated: a place for good, affordable lenses of the Sony FE camera space.

So if you’re one of those folks that doesn’t need weather sealing, then the Rokinon 35mm f2.8 FE could just be a lens that you’ll want.

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Which One? Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art vs Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus Comparison

When considering the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art vs Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Milvus lenses, it can be tough to figure out which one is right for you. They both differ pretty greatly when it comes to usage, price point, features, and quality. In fact, it’s only obvious that there’s going to be differences considering that they’re years apart from one another. Lots of photographers out there in the world don’t reach for the higher fruit that Zeiss offers, but then there are also photographers who understand the quality that a Zeiss lens can give them. However, Sigma lenses are oftentimes simply more practical.

So let’s just dive right into this.

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Cheap Photo: Deals on Panasonic, Nikon, Lexar, Rokinon and Sony

Time for another check-in on the currently available deals and sales across the industry. This is always a post to catch if you are on the market for some new equipment. As we all know, this profession/hobby is not cheap and any penny saved could end up a penny earned.

Here are a few of the notable savings we have seen today (always feel free to email us if you stumble upon a good one we don’t know about!):

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Deal Alert: Big Savings on Sony Cameras and Lenses

There are a ton of lens and camera deals flying around right now. Nikon, Fujifilm, Rokinon, all have some great deals going on, but featured in our post today we are taking a look at some great savings on Sony lenses that can currently be had:

Of course, don’t forget to also check out the other deals that we have reported by checking out the rest of this post. Some seriously great savings to be had!

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Cheap Photo: Rokinon Blowout Sale!

Rokinon has developed a reputation for great image quality and even better prices. Now, they’ve got some incredible blowout deals on some of Rokinon’s most popular lenses, which were already great deals in their own right.

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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Four Manual Focus Prime Lenses For Landscapes Under $800

In today’s world many photographers struggle with manual focusing (or at the very least greatly prefer to use autofocus). That said, one niche by and large still embraces the legacy of manually focusing in much larger numbers than other photography niches – Landscape Photographers. The reason should be pretty obvious, the subjects they are shooting are not moving, generally there is time to set up a shot and spend time to nail focus just right manually without stressing about missing a moment.

To that end, manual focus lenses are pretty popular in the Landscape field, especially among the budget crowd thanks to their usual price savings over their OEM AF counterparts. But there really are options all over the place and it can be hard to know where to send those hard earned dollars. So today we are bringing you a roundup of some of our favorite manual focus lenses for landscape photography that ring in under $800.

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Cheap Photo: $200 Off The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II is a great mid-level, micro four thirds offering ideally suited for those looking to keep things small and light. Packing most of Olympus’s latest technologies into a small, lightweight package, this camera is a no brainier for anyone who places size/weight at the top of their priorities list. Oh, it’s also currently $200 off.

In addition to the OM-D E-M5 II there are some other deals going on right now, like…

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