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Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AF
Sony / Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Shootout vs Rokinon FE 50/1.4 AF (Dolls, Sony A7R II)

This close-range scene proved to be highly instructive in revealing behaviors around sharpness, focus shift, secondary color correction and distortion.

Shootout vs Rokinon FE 50/1.4 AF

Camera Raw 9.6.1 (631). Camera Profile = Adobe Standard.

White balance was quite different for the two lenses: Sony FE 50/1.4 AZ ACR settings, Rokinon 50/1.4 AF ACR settings. In particular, the Rokinon 50/1.4 delivered a much warming (yellowish) image, requiring a color temp of 4000°K versus the 4350°K of the Sony 50/1.4.

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