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Rokinon lenses

PostWed Apr 17, 2024 6:04 am

hi guys,
i want to buy a pocket 6K and some Rokinon lenses, but i am not sure there are adaptors that connect to the Rokinon mount.
anyone here did this before?
feedback highly appreciated!


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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostWed Apr 17, 2024 7:14 am

Rokinon is a lens brand, not a camera mount, you need to know which mount the lenses have.
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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostThu Apr 18, 2024 3:36 am

They offer their lenses in a few different mounts.
Now that the cat #19 is out of the bag, test it as much as you can and use the subforum.

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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostThu Apr 18, 2024 5:07 am

The Pocket 6K has 3 models, the OG, the G2, and the Pro. All 3 comes with EF mounts. Rokinon Cine lenses comes in EF or PL mount and has different models. I have a set of the Rokinon Cine DS. Rokinon and Samyang are pretty much the same except for the build. The Rokinon are metal while the Samyang is more plastic housing hence lighter. The Rokinons come with T stops too. If you are getting the Pocket 6K and it comes with the EF mount then depending on your budget you have the standard Cine line called the DS and then there is the premium Cine line called the Xeen.

Note that the Rokinon has a softer look which I like. What I don’t like is that in low light, especially with the Blackmagic cameras (and I have used them in both the Pocket Cinema and the URSA 4.6K G2, they tend to have some color aberrations, especially on the magenta side. So you will have to get acquainted and learn how to shoot with these lenses. Now, if you want sharp images, this is not the lens for you. I suggest going with a Sigma ART lens and in particular the 18-35mm f1.8. This is a photo lens but it is one of the most used and recommended lenses for pretty much any BMD cameras.

Links to the Rokinon DS and Rokinon Xeens.

35mm DS. - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _cine.html

35mm Xeen - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... f_pro.html

Sigma 18-35mm ART - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... c_hsm.html

35mm is my go to lens for much of my Cine projects and I use the Rokis for narrative, drama shoots. For general use, I usually head for my trusted Sigma ART 18-35, my Canon 50mm L lens, and the Tokina 11-16mm wide. Unfortunately, with the latest firmware of the Pocket 6K, the iris control for the Tokina is not working. It works fine with my URSA so I use it there more than on the 6K unless I’m just depending exposure on False Color. However , you can go back a version or 2 of the 6K firmware and the Tokina will work there. You just have to weight which new functionality is more important to your needs. I hope BM fixes this in the upcoming firmware.
Good luck!
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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostSat Apr 20, 2024 7:50 am

Sean van Berlo wrote:Rokinon is a lens brand, not a camera mount, you need to know which mount the lenses have.
sorry, are you trying to be funny?


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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostSat Apr 20, 2024 7:57 am

Uli Plank wrote:They offer their lenses in a few different mounts.
they offer Canon M, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Sony E

i want to buy the BMP6K and three of the Rokinons, whole thing is quite an investment for me and i want to make sure the setup really works.


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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostSat Apr 20, 2024 7:59 am

Ellory Yu wrote:The Pocket 6K has 3 models, the OG, the G2, and the Pro. All 3 comes with EF mounts. Rokinon Cine lenses comes in EF or PL mount and has different models. I have a set of the Rokinon Cine DS. Rokinon and Samyang are pretty much the same except for the build. The Rokinon are metal while the Samyang is more plastic housing hence lighter. The Rokinons come with T stops too. If you are getting the Pocket 6K and it comes with the EF mount then depending on your budget you have the standard Cine line called the DS and then there is the premium Cine line called the Xeen.

Note that the Rokinon has a softer look which I like. What I don’t like is that in low light, especially with the Blackmagic cameras (and I have used them in both the Pocket Cinema and the URSA 4.6K G2, they tend to have some color aberrations, especially on the magenta side. So you will have to get acquainted and learn how to shoot with these lenses. Now, if you want sharp images, this is not the lens for you. I suggest going with a Sigma ART lens and in particular the 18-35mm f1.8. This is a photo lens but it is one of the most used and recommended lenses for pretty much any BMD cameras.

Links to the Rokinon DS and Rokinon Xeens.

35mm DS. - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _cine.html

35mm Xeen - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... f_pro.html

Sigma 18-35mm ART - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... c_hsm.html

35mm is my go to lens for much of my Cine projects and I use the Rokis for narrative, drama shoots. For general use, I usually head for my trusted Sigma ART 18-35, my Canon 50mm L lens, and the Tokina 11-16mm wide. Unfortunately, with the latest firmware of the Pocket 6K, the iris control for the Tokina is not working. It works fine with my URSA so I use it there more than on the 6K unless I’m just depending exposure on False Color. However , you can go back a version or 2 of the 6K firmware and the Tokina will work there. You just have to weight which new functionality is more important to your needs. I hope BM fixes this in the upcoming firmware.
Good luck!
what a fantastic reply! man, i owe you!!!


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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostSat Apr 20, 2024 9:36 am

Georg Wachberg wrote:
Ellory Yu wrote:The Pocket 6K has 3 models, the OG, the G2, and the Pro. All 3 comes with EF mounts. Rokinon Cine lenses comes in EF or PL mount and has different models. I have a set of the Rokinon Cine DS. Rokinon and Samyang are pretty much the same except for the build. The Rokinon are metal while the Samyang is more plastic housing hence lighter. The Rokinons come with T stops too. If you are getting the Pocket 6K and it comes with the EF mount then depending on your budget you have the standard Cine line called the DS and then there is the premium Cine line called the Xeen.

Note that the Rokinon has a softer look which I like. What I don’t like is that in low light, especially with the Blackmagic cameras (and I have used them in both the Pocket Cinema and the URSA 4.6K G2, they tend to have some color aberrations, especially on the magenta side. So you will have to get acquainted and learn how to shoot with these lenses. Now, if you want sharp images, this is not the lens for you. I suggest going with a Sigma ART lens and in particular the 18-35mm f1.8. This is a photo lens but it is one of the most used and recommended lenses for pretty much any BMD cameras.

Links to the Rokinon DS and Rokinon Xeens.

35mm DS. - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _cine.html

35mm Xeen - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... f_pro.html

Sigma 18-35mm ART - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... c_hsm.html

35mm is my go to lens for much of my Cine projects and I use the Rokis for narrative, drama shoots. For general use, I usually head for my trusted Sigma ART 18-35, my Canon 50mm L lens, and the Tokina 11-16mm wide. Unfortunately, with the latest firmware of the Pocket 6K, the iris control for the Tokina is not working. It works fine with my URSA so I use it there more than on the 6K unless I’m just depending exposure on False Color. However , you can go back a version or 2 of the 6K firmware and the Tokina will work there. You just have to weight which new functionality is more important to your needs. I hope BM fixes this in the upcoming firmware.
Good luck!
what a fantastic reply! man, i owe you!!!


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btw this is one of the ones i was looking forward and this one mentions the Canon M, fuji x, samsung and sony …

but i probably need to dig a bit deeper and those with the EF

https://rokinon.com/products/8mm-t3-1-c ... sheye-cine


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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostSat Apr 20, 2024 3:27 pm

Georg Wachberg wrote:
Sean van Berlo wrote:Rokinon is a lens brand, not a camera mount, you need to know which mount the lenses have.
sorry, are you trying to be funny?


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I'm not trying to be funny. You asked about an adapter fo the Rokinon mount, but Rokinon does not have their own mount.
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Re: Rokinon lenses

PostSat Apr 20, 2024 6:42 pm

Georg Wachberg wrote:btw this is one of the ones i was looking forward and this one mentions the Canon M, fuji x, samsung and sony …

but i probably need to dig a bit deeper and those with the EF

https://rokinon.com/products/8mm-t3-1-c ... sheye-cine


I don’t know what your need is but why this lens? This is a fisheye and even with a sensor crop, you’re going to get some barrel distortion. If you are looking to hedge on an ultra wide, then you might want to consider other ultra wide lenses. I also wouldn’t go smaller than a 10 or 12mm unless you have a very specific need. Here are some suggestions. If you want an ultra wide budget friendly and good Cine lens, you might want to look at these:

The Laowa Zero D are nice lenses. They can be a bit pricey but for the money, you get a nice wide prime lens.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... ero_d.html

The other one is the Tokina 11-16mm ATX however this is a photo lens (so no focus/iris gear and it is not declick for one). I love this lens but unless you’re okay with stepping down to an older BMP6K firmware, the electronic iris feature does not work. I have heard that this might have been addressed in the upcoming firmware but it is yet to be seen. Nevertheless it does work, albeit manually. BTW, there is a Cine version of this lens but it is way over your budget probably ($4K+).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _8_cf.html

Duclos has made a Cine rehoused version of this lens in the past. You might find it in eBay or in the used market like this one here from Adorama.

https://www.adorama.com/us1759283.html

And by the way, know your camera and before investing in a lens, know your sensor and crop factors. They will affect your FOV and AOV. Read up on this… there’s a lot of info on the web.

Good luck!
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