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Is the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 Lens Compatible?

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by Aerial-Pixel, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Aerial-Pixel

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    Does anyone know if the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 Lens Compatible? It has decent reviews and is half the cost of the Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm. http://amazon.com/dp/B00JDGB94S

    Has anyone used it? If so how are the optics and is it easy to balance?
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  2. Joola

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    It's a manual lens so you have to set the focus and aperture before your flight. No changing it mid-flight.

    I use a Rokinon 24mm f1.4 for astrophography and it's a steal at the price point. I imagine the 14mm would be just as good.
     
  3. Aerial-Pixel

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    Thanks for the reply, I missed that it was a manual lens :/ no wonder it was so cheap.
     
  4. InterMurph

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    It's interesting that neither the Amazon nor the B&H site specify it as manual-focus only. But Rokinon is well-known for manual-focus lenses, and the first two reviews I found mentioned it.
     
  5. AeroMirage

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    If the hood is an integral part of that lens, that could present a problem.
    It could create drag that could put stress in the gimbal motors and wipe out the gimbal.
     
  6. Joola

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    Valid points. Luckily this hood is removable.