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Thinking about getting a rokinon cine ds lens, any thoughts? Any chromatic aberration? Is it sharp?
Some Rokinon lenses are excellent in terms of sharpness, chromatic aberration, etc... but others are not. I would try and find useful lens reviews for the lens you are interested in to see how it stacks up.
One thing to keep in mind is that almost all Rokinon lenses, whether made for still-photo work or housed in a geared cine mount, are optically the SAME. So if the lens does not perform well for still-photo work, it won't be any better when housed in a geared cine mount.
My favorite lens review site is LensTip.com, where you will find Rokinon lenses listed under their manufacturer's name: Samyang
July 8, 2016 at 9:23AM
Here is a good resource on this specific series...sorry I have not personal experience.
July 8, 2016 at 11:47AM
I switched from Canon's Ls (35mm, 85mm) to Rokinon DSs and never looked back. Proof: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6xL_gxIHZfkM2k5UzNMS2F4WmM
Also I could never tell the difference between those two sets. Hence switched away from Canon completely and might be forever.
July 9, 2016 at 11:40AM
Like Guy said, the housing is the only thing that makes these "cine lenses" so you can look at the optical quality reviews of the stills lenses. Rokinon and Samyang are the same company so check out these DXO ratings: http://www.dxomark.com/best-samyang-lenses . For some reason they don't have results for the 50mm, though.
July 11, 2016 at 7:35AM
I have the line of Rokinon Cine DS lenses and have been very happy with the performance. I've attached a vid using the 85 and 24mm on my RED Scarlet-W in 5K. For the money they are really hard to beat. Great lenses to have around and you can always pop into the camera rental house and snag something different when the occasion calls.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN7o9lNsubg
July 11, 2016 at 6:33PM, Edited July 11, 6:40PM