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Hello, I have a Sony a7s ii and have found a great deal on a Rokinon Xeen 50mm. I spend more than 50% of my time in front of the camera how would the focus work since its a manual? Just got my a7s ii and I'm learning, would I just be out of focus or should I just forget about cinema lenses for what I'm doing.
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If it is manual then the focus doesn't work at all and it is exactly that. If you are in front of the camera without somebody behind it that may very well suck depending on how you have your depth of field set and how you want your focal plane to be. If you know that everything in front of point X is +/- Y feet and you can stay within that you may well be fine. A field monitor could be useful here but you would need it right next to the camera so it doesn't appear that you are looking off into space.
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If it is manual then the focus doesn't work at all and it is exactly that. If you are in front of the camera without somebody behind it that may very well suck depending on how you have your depth of field set and how you want your focal plane to be. If you know that everything in front of point X is +/- Y feet and you can stay within that you may well be fine. A field monitor could be useful here but you would need it right next to the camera so it doesn't appear that you are looking off into space.

Thanks to sum that up im gonna say no to the lens I won't have anyone behind it darn.
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Thanks to sum that up im gonna say no to the lens I won't have anyone behind it darn.

Not that you wouldn't find other uses for it.

I have a Rokinon 24mm f1.4 Aspherical for astrophotography. I still have to use a field monitor and magnify x10 in live view to focus exactly on stars, but when it is all said and done it is worth it.
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