E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

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ChrisPCrunch Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

Also, it acts like once the lens is connected, the in-camera stabilization is non-functional... also the MF zoom does not function. Is this normal?

Almost feels like the camera doesn't even know there is a lens connected.

You are correct in that the camera doesn't know there is a lens connected. The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine lens does not have any electronic contacts to communicate with the camera. The Lens is a completely manual lens, so there is no electronic communication between the camera lens and camera body. So you have to use  M (manual mode) or  A (aperture priority auto mode) on the camera. Also, the MF zoom doesn't work, again because the lens doesn't communicate with the body, so it has no idea you are moving the focus ring. You can assign any of the programmable function buttons on your camera to activate the Zoom function or focus peaking to help with focusing.

Also, since the camera body has no idea what lens is attached, it doesn't know what the focal length is. The camera needs to know the focal length in order for the in-camera stabilization to function correctly. When attaching a manual lens, you need to manually enter the correct focal length (85mm) into the camera for the stabilization to work. Look in the manual, but there should be a setting to enter the correct focal length.

Chris

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