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MFG# DS135M-NEX
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The Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Sony E-Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position...
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MFG# DS100M-NEX
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The Rokinon 100mm T3.1 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Sony E-Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position...
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MFG# DS100M-C
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The Rokinon 100mm T3.1 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Canon EF Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common p...
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MFG# DS35MNEX
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The Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# DS35MC
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The Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# DS50MNEX
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The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Sony E Mount features a “De-clicked” Aperture to reduce any noise and jerking sound while shooting. This lens is follow-focus compatible to provide a convenient, quick, and precise method for controlling the focus on your camera without the need to...
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MFG# DS50M-C
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The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount is a fast manual focus prime lens that provides a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field control and an 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh. It features a "De-clicked" Aperture to...
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MFG# DS12M-C
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The Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount is optimized for digital cinematography and as such provides a de-clicked manual aperture for smooth and silent adjustment and unified focus and aperture gears for use with follow focus accessories. The focus, aperture...
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MFG# DS135MC
Samy's Part# S-038689
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The Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# DS85MNEX
Samy's Part# S-038742
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The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# DS14MNEX
Samy's Part# S-038725
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The Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Sony E-Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position...
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MFG# DS14MC
Samy's Part# S-038723
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The Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Canon EF-Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position...
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MFG# DS85MC
Samy's Part# S-037823
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Utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition from lens to lens the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Canon EF Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses over time. This 85mm lens produces a 28.3° angle-of-view when used with a full-frame sensor camera...
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MFG# 1846495
Samy's Part# S-015011
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This Zeiss Interchangeable Mount Set (PL) provides the necessary parts for converting a CP.2 100 / T2.1 compact prime cine lens to a PL mount, expanding the lens' versatility by allowing it to be used on PL-mount cinema cameras.

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  • PL mount with cover ring
  • PL rear lens cap
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MFG# DS12M-NEX
Samy's Part# S-038720
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The Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens for Sony E-Mount is optimized for digital cinematography and as such provides a de-clicked manual aperture for smooth and silent adjustment and unified focus and aperture gears for use with follow focus accessories. The focus, aperture...
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MFG# CV85MNEX
Samy's Part# S-022050
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The Rokinon 85mm T/1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras produces a slightly telephoto angle-of-view on full-frame sensors. It features a very fast maximum aperture of T1.5 and an 8 blade iris, for shallow depth of field with attractive bokeh. The focus and aperture control rings are outfitted...
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Cinematography lenses are specifically designed for use in professional filmmaking and cinema applications. Most cine lenses have manual settings and offer much smoother and more precise focus than photography lenses.

Cinema lenses are designed to minimize optical imperfections such as chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, and vignetting. This results in high-quality, sharp imagery. Another key feature of cinema lenses is their use of T-stops rather than F-stops. T-stops provide an accurate measure of the actual amount of light transmitted through the lens. This precise control over light transmission contributes to the distinctive cinematic feel and appearance of the footage, often enhancing the depth of field.

Many cinema lenses are outfitted with a powerful internal zoom capability. This remarkable feature lets filmmakers seamlessly zoom in and out without extending the length of the lens, as the entire adjustment takes place internally. Additionally, many cinema lenses are engineered with an incredibly wide focus throw. This is achieved through meticulously designed focus rings, which offer a rotation far surpassing the standard 270 degrees. This unique feature provides filmmakers with an exceptional level of control over focus, maintaining the highest degree of clarity and sharpness, even when capturing subjects in motion. It's these subtleties in cinema lens design that contribute to the amazing visuals we see on the big screen.

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What Is the Difference Between Cinema Lenses and Photo Lenses?

Cinema lenses and photo lenses differ primarily in terms of construction, functionality, and purpose. Cinema lenses are built for the demands of film production, featuring more robust construction, precise manual control over focus and aperture, and minimal focus breathing. They also use T-stops for consistent light transmission measurement, while photo lenses use F-stops. Photo lenses are generally lighter, smaller, and designed with an emphasis on autofocus and electronic control, which are more desirable in still photography.

What Is the Benefit of Cine Lenses?

Cinematography lenses offer many advantages to professional filmmakers. The superior build quality of cine lenses ensures they can withstand demanding professional environments. They also provide precise and smooth control over focus and aperture, essential for achieving specific cinematic effects and fluid scene transitions. Additionally, cine lenses minimize focus breathing and maintain consistent exposure through the use of T-stops, enhancing the visual continuity of film sequences.

Can Cinema Lenses Produce Bokeh?

Yes, cinema lenses are capable of producing bokeh, which is the visual quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image. The bokeh effect can be enhanced with wider apertures, and cinema lenses generally offer a wide range of aperture settings. The specific characteristics of the bokeh depend on the design of the cinema lens, including the number and shape of the aperture blades.

What Are Cinema Prime Lenses?

Cinematography lenses come in two flavors: prime lenses and zoom lenses. Prime cinema lenses have a fixed focal length without the ability to zoom in and out, while cinema zoom lenses allow you to adjust the focal length. Prime cinema lenses tend to be more lightweight and are great for shooting in small spaces.

Do Cinema Lenses Have Autofocus?

No. Cinematography lenses typically use manual focus, which gives filmmakers more control over the footage they capture. Manual focus allows the cinematographer to use creative shots to get the desired artistic effects using the cine lens. Smooth focus pulls are more easily achieved using cinema camera lenses with manual focus.

Can You Take Pictures With a Cinema Lens?

Yes! Even though cinematography lenses are designed to be used for video production, they are able to capture still images. They won't have all the features that are found in photography lenses, however, like autofocus capabilities.

Are Cinema Lenses Concave or Convex?

Cinema lenses, like other types of camera lenses, are complex optical systems that include multiple lens elements within the overall lens structure. These elements can be either concave (diverging), convex (converging), or even aspheric, and they work together to focus light onto the camera sensor. The exact combination and arrangement of these elements depend on the design of the lens and desired optical characteristics. For example, prime lenses, zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses, and telephoto lenses all have different cinema lens element configurations.

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