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 Friday, February 5, 2016
From Samyang Optics:
A global optics brand, Samyang Optics, has announced the release of 2 new lenses: XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5. These two lenses, along with the existing 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses, create a perfect balanced five-lens-set for filming video and cinema with the outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production.
XEEN is a specialized brand in professional video-cine lens launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN lenses are designed with Samyang Optics' know-how and have outstanding optical performance for 4K+ with the X-Coating Technology, ensuring maximum image quality to create a cinematic look.
The 24mm x 36mm negative size allows XEEN to not only work with full frame cameras, but also with Super 35, APS-C and APS-H cameras. The lenses are available in five different mounts - PL, EF, F, E, and MFT and two different focus scales - metric and imperial units. Also, the aluminum metal housing is known for its reliability in various shooting conditions.
Most of XEEN lenses come in a bright T1.5 aperture. The lenses deliver high quality footage with clear contrast and impressive colors, even under less-than-optimal lighting conditions. The large aperture also creates a pleasing bokeh effect for a cinematic look.
“Thanks to the rise of multi-channel networks, the demands for video creation is internationally surging and the expectation of video quality is also increasing,” stated by a XEEN official. He continuously said, “to satisfy the international needs, we have completed the first perfection of XEEN lenses with five lenses which deliver a high-quality cinematic image.” As an answer to the future product plan, he carefully disclosed that two more XEEN lenses will be announced in the second half of the year.
Created to deliver infinite possibilities, XEEN 14mm and 35mm lenses will be globally available in early March. The recommended retail price of each lens is USD $2,495.00.
B&H carries Samyang/Rokinon XEEN lenses.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 2/5/2016 7:38:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 21, 2015
From B&H Explora:
Epanding the range of lens options for mirrorless shooters, Rokinon has announced a pair of fast primes to round out the already broad range of optics dedicated to APS-C-format and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Filling a gap in the existing lineup, a new 50mm f/1.2 lens will serve as the ideal fast portrait-length lens for selective focus control and a longer-than-normal perspective. On the wider end, a 21mm f/1.4 will offer an equivalent standard wide-angle perspective with a bright maximum aperture to suit working in variable lighting conditions.
50mm f/1.2
The longer of the two lenses, the 50mm f/1.2 is a fast, bright lens offering a long perspective, ranging from a 75mm to 100mm equivalent focal length, depending on mount choice, that is well suited to portraiture. The combination of the longer-than-normal focal length and f/1.2 maximum aperture offers extensive control over focus placement for shallow-depth-of-field applications, and the manual focus design enables precise control over focus as close as 1.6' away. A pair of aspherical elements helps to control chromatic and comatic aberrations and an Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all elements to reduce flare and ghosting for increased contrast and clarity. A rounded nine-blade diaphragm further contributes to smooth bokeh quality and the front 62mm filter ring does not rotate during operation, for easier use of circular polarizers or other filters that require specific positioning.
21mm f/1.4
Contrasting the portrait-length perspective of the first lens, this 21mm f/1.4 is a standard wide-angle lens offering an equivalent focal length of 31.5mm to 42mm, depending on mount choice. The bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well suited to working in a wide variety of lighting conditions and also offers selective focus control to emphasize specific subjects in the frame. A manual focus design is employed here again, along with an internal focus system and non-rotating 58mm front filter mount to both maintain the overall length of the lens during use and prevent filters from rotating when focusing. One extra-low dispersion element and three aspherical elements are incorporated into the optical design to limit color fringing and various aberrations in order to achieve greater sharpness and clarity. The Ultra Multi-Coating has been applied to all elements in this lens, too, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to smooth out-of-focus areas when using selective focus techniques.
The Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 are available in Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mounts, and in black or silver for all mounts except EF-M.
B&H has the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 9/21/2015 6:11:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 11, 2015
From Rokinon:
New York, NY – August 10, 2015 – Powered by Rokinon, XEEN is an all-new, professional grade cine lens system. It offers the professional optical quality, features, specifications, and performance that are expected of a superior cine lens system with a significantly lower price tag.
The initial three XEEN lenses consist of a 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm. All three feature a constant aperture of T/1.5 and Full Frame coverage. They will be available in mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and yes, even PL. Additional focal lengths are already scheduled to be introduced throughout 2015 and 2016.
Features common to XEEN lenses appreciated by professionals include:
  • 4K+ Ready Optics
  • Full Frame Coverage
  • Tightly Color Matched
  • Durable All Metal Body
  • Unified 40° Iris Rotation
  • Unified 200° Focus Throw
  • Large Easy To Read Markings
  • Lens Support Mount (Except PL)
  • 11 Bladed Diaphragm for Superb Bokeh
  • Xeen Proprietary X-Coating Technology
  • Unified 114mm Non-Rotating Front Diameters
  • Dual Calibrated Right and Left Side Distance and T-Stop Scales
  • Unified Focus and Aperture Gear Positions for Easy Follow Focus Use
  • Mounts can be shimmed and are interchangeable by a qualified technician
  • Incredibly smooth and fully damped movement of focusing and aperture controls
Engineered and optimized for high use professional cine and video applications, they are all backed by a Three Year Limited Warranty, the longest in the industry.
All three focal lengths are immediately available for purchase from the following authorized XEEN by Rokinon dealers.
XEEN by Rokinon lens mechanics and optics are manufactured and precision assembled in Korea utilizing cutting edge techniques. Offering a MSRP of $2,995 each, they are extraordinary affordable when compared to other true cine lenses in their class.
Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 8/11/2015 6:38:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, August 9, 2015
Rokinon has recently been hinting about upcoming lens announcements on social media, and now we know why – the Rokinon Xeen 24mm, 50mm and 85mm T1.5 cinema primes are now available for preorder.
Unfortunately, we don't have an official press release regarding the announcement of these lenses, but we'll post the press release should it become available in the near future.
Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 8/9/2015 4:12:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 8, 2013
Rokinon is thrilled to announce the release of its 16mm T2.2 Cine lens in September, 2013. The Rokinon 16mm is a wide-angle lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both the APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats.
This lens allows for an impressive range of depth of field, with its fast T2.2 aperture. With a smooth operating manual focus, the 16mm offers pristine sharpness and clarity. It is ideal for shooting landscapes, architecture and interiors, as well enjoying unique perspectives and close-ups with shallow depth of field.
The 16mm T2.2 Cine lens features de-clicked apertures and follow focus compatibility, which is ideal for video. The lens is constructed with a solid build, using 13 optical elements in 11 groups with 2 aspherical lenses.
Rokinon is proud to provide a wide range of mounts. The 16mm T2.2 lens will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Sony E, Samsung NX, as well as Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Rokinon continues its mission of "Excellence for Less."
Adorama carries Rokinon lenses.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/8/2013 9:36:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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