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

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d sullinger
d sullinger Regular Member • Posts: 150
E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

Anyone own this lens and possibly use it on a E-M5 II?

Nice lens, BUT... it did not come with a tripod mount for the lens and it is HEAVY. 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.

FYI - The lens hood does not click into place, so it can freely spin off at anytime. If I keep the lens, I will need to buy a screw on lens hood.

Thoughts?

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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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d sullinger
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Re: E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

WOW! Tons of help! I was about to send the lens back.

Thank you so much Chris!

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d sullinger
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Re: E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

ChrisPCrunch wrote:

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?

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)

Found the settings. Thanks:

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

d sullinger wrote:

Found the settings. Thanks:

You are on the right track. However, the MF button option you highlighted above is not what you are looking for. This just switches the camera from AF to MF when using full native MFT lenses. Most MFT lenses do not have a switch on the lens to switch between MF and AF, so you need to switch it in the camera settings. That is why you can assign a button to do this as you see above. When using a fully manual lens like you have, this setting won't make any difference at all.

The settings you would be interested in with your manual focus lens are those I highlighted below:

The Magnify option lets you zoom in which helps with manual focusing. Also Peaking can be useful as it outlines high contrast edges to show you what in the image is in focus while you are manual focusing.

Chris

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d sullinger
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Re: E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

WOW! I clearly need to spend about a week with you taking pictures... HAHAHAHA.

Thank you SOOOO much.

Note: Right after getting the lens and through frustration, I told my Wife I was returning it. She asked me why, she said the pictures really looked nice. I went back and re-looked at the pictures I've taken and realized I really like the look and will keep the lens.

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

ChrisPCrunch wrote:

The settings you would be interested in with your manual focus lens are those I highlighted below:

The Magnify option lets you zoom in which helps with manual focusing. Also Peaking can be useful as it outlines high contrast edges to show you what in the image is in focus while you are manual focusing.

Chris

Hokey Crap ChrisPCrunch! Once I've set the Magnify to [F2] and selected the correct Focal length (85mm), the pictures are stunning...

Can't thank you enough. Have a Beer on me!!

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john isaacs Veteran Member • Posts: 8,190
Re: E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

The 85mm MFT lens is a mid-telephoto lens on MFT due to the crop factor (170mm).  I picked up a very inexpensive Rokinon 135mm cine lens for specialty use, but I prefer the regular full frame mounts (I use Nikon), which allow me to use the lenses on Nikon and MFT bodies.

The advantage is that I can use a straight adapter, or speed booster adapter, to get two different focal lengths (and really speed up the lenses).  For example, the 85mm with a .71 speed booster becomes a 60mm lens.

Also, the full frame mounts can be used on tilt/shift adapters on MFT.  I tend to use wide angle lenses for shift, so the crop factor makes that less useful, but the tilt function is useful on the more normal focal lengths.

At any rate, as far as I know, the lens optics are the same and the full frame mount adds flexibility in use.  The downside is the need to use adapters, the upside is the ability to use adapters.

Unless you got the MFT version at a very good price, you might look at getting the full frame version (I've gotten my entire set at very good prices, savings that accounted for the cost of the two Metabones Speedboosters I also have.

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d sullinger
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Re: E-M5 II & Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine for MFT

Thanks for the reply and info John!

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