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The about $699 Rokinon FE 50mm f/1.4 AF is Rokinon’s first autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless and accordingly appears to be an all-new optical designed optimized for mirrorless (versus a DSLR design adapted for mirrorless).
Optical design and features
The design is clearly aimed at the mid range. With 9 elements in 8 groups, it is not likely to reach the performance of the 12 elements of the Sony/Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar.
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