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 Friday, April 23, 2021

From Rokinon:

New 12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle Lens Designed for Sony E APS-C Cameras

(New York, New York) April 23, 2021 – ROKINON continues to build upon its impressive array of auto-focus prime lenses with the unveiling of its new 12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle lens for APS-C Sony E mount cameras. The feature set and overall performance of this fast and rugged lens are unmatched by any in its class.

At 7.51oz in weight, 2.33” in length and a MSRP of $499, this compact and lightweight autofocusing lens offers the best combination of value and performance than ever before. What’s more, it provides a rectilinear 99.1°angle of view, and with the added protection of weather sealing, and a Rear Protector Glass, it allows for lots more versatility.

Utilizing the newest Linear Stepping Motor technology, the ROKINON 12mm F2.0 AF lens combines a more compact design with improved auto-focus performance. By requiring the movement of only a single focusing group, it delivers especially fast, quiet, and precise focusing, whether shooting stills or videos. The design also allows for close focusing to 7.48” with no change in length or front element rotation.

With a bright F2.0 aperture, faster shutter speeds can be achieved for superior astrophotography and low light results. Furthermore, the F2.0 aperture can help create an impressive sense of depth to your daytime images by effectively separating the subject from a pleasing, de-focused background.

The optical construction is comprised of twelve elements in ten groups with a new and further advanced version of Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). Besides controlling Flare and ghosting, this improved UMC maximizes light transmission, contrast and color accuracy. Thanks to I've specialized lens elements (1 Aspherical, 3 Extra-low Dispersion, and 1 Hybrid-Aspherical) aberrations and distortion are minimized to produce sharp, thoroughly corrected imagery.

The ROKINON 12mm F2.0 AF incorporates a new elegant look with a matte black finish and comfortable micro pattern rubber focusing ring over a durable all-metal housing. And, with its dramatically wide angle of view, this ROKINON exciting and attractively priced high-performance model is the lens of choice for landscape, night sky, architecture and interior shooting.

The Rokinon 12mm F2.0 AF Lens for Sony E mount comes packed with a removable petal-shaped hood, lens caps, a custom fitted case, and is expected to be available early June, 2021.

SPECIFICATIONS

ROKINON 12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Sony E
APERTURE RANGE: F2.0 - F22
OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION: 12 Elements in 10 Groups Including 1 ASP + 1 Hybrid ASP + 3 ED
COATING: Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC)
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.: 7.48in (190mm)
MAGNIFICATION RATIO: 0.09x
FILTER SIZE: 62mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES: 7
MAX. DIAMETER: 2.75” (70.0mm)
WEATHER SEALED: Yes
AF MOTOR: Silent Linear STM AF
Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC)
Lens Hood: Removable Petal Shaped
Length: 2.33” (59.2mm)
Weight: 7.51oz (213g)
Mount: Sony E
Item #: IO12AF-E
UPC Code 0-84438-76720-9
MSRP: $499
Angle of View APS-C: 99.1°
Featuring: Extra Low Dispersion, Aspherical, Hybrid Aspherical, Rear Protector Glass
Non-Rotating Filter Mount

Orders

Get your Rokinon 12mm F2.0 AF Compact Ultra Wide Angle Lens at B&H.

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Post Date: 4/23/2021 7:44:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 9, 2021

From Rokinon:

Rokinon

New AF 24mm F1.8 Compact for Sony E

With Focus Hold Button and Custom Switch Full Frame · Fast · Weather Sealed

(New York, New York) April 9, 2021 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 24mm F1.8 Full Frame Compact Wide Angle Lens for Sony E mount. It is its eleventh auto focus lens specifically engineered for Sony mirrorless cameras. Weighing only 8.1 ounces and measuring just 2.8 inches in length, this new 24mm combines a compact and light form factor, a fast 1.8 aperture and a host of additional features that are unmatched by any other 24mm E mount lens in the market.

New and special features include:

  • Customizable Focus-Hold Button
    Pressing and holding this button will keep the lens locked at the auto-focused distance. The user can also assign to the focus hold button other desired functions through the Custom Key Settings menu of the camera.
  • Astrophotography Mode
    Astrophotography Mode automatically sets the lens focusing mode to MF, moves and locks the lens to infinity focus, and the Infinity Focus Confirmation LED will light in green. If the focus control ring is moved, the LED will turn to red.

  • Custom Switch
    The Custom Switch enables the focusing ring to function either as a manual focus control (Mode 1) or as an aperture control (Mode 2). Additional Custom Switch functions are being developed and will be made available via firmware updates. Fine tuning focusing parameters, new functions, and firmware updates may be obtained by using a ROKINON Lens Station.

The latest optical technology allows this speedy wide angle to achieve stunning corner-to-corner resolution, even at F1.8 maximum aperture. A total of 11 elements in 8 groups, with 7 special lenses (2 Aspherical + 3 High Refractive Index + 2 Extra Low Dispersion) and Ultra Multi-Coating deliver outstanding images. With this lens, spherical aberration and coma are highly controlled for the benefit of astrophotographers.

The Rokinon AF 24mm F1.8 excels not only at available light photography. It also allows great selective focus control with beautifully blurred backgrounds. Smooth-creamy bokeh with natural, circular, out-of-focus highlights is a result of this wide angle’s 9-blade circular aperture. This lens will also perform beautifully at an equivalent focal length of 36mm wih Sony E mount APS-C cameras.

A new STM (Stepping Motor) design controls superb auto-focus capability by moving only a single focusing group for extremely fast, precise and silent operation - whether shooting stills or videos. This design also prevents front element rotation and changes in length for easy use with 58mm polarizers and other filters that require precise positioning.

Other notable features include weather sealing in five areas to protect from dust, light rain and snow, a wide-angle view of 83.7° and a short minimum focusing distance of 7.48” (190mm). Coupled with its sophisticated optical design, you can capture stunning images in less than perfect environments - indoors and outdoors.

The ROKINON AF 24mm F1.8 Full Frame Lens for Sony E comes complete with a removable petal shaped lens hood, a custom fitted case and is expected to be available from authorized ROKINON dealers in June with a MSRP of $549.00.

SPECIFICATIONS

APERTURE RANGE: F1.8 - F22
OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION: Elements in 8 Groups (2 ASP + 3HR Index + 2 ED)
COATING: Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC)
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.: 7.48in (190mm) MAGNIFICATION RATIO: 0.21x
FILTER SIZE: 58mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES: 9
MAX. DIAMETER: 2.56” (65.0mm)
WEATHER SEALED
AF MOTOR: Linear STM
CUSTOM SWITCH
INFINITY CONFIRMATION
FOCUS HOLD BUTTON
Angle of View: Full Frame 83.7° APS-C: 60.9°
Length: 2.81” (71.5mm)
Weight: 8.11oz (230g)
Mount: Sony E
Model: IO2418-E
Code: 0-84438-76721-6
MSRP: $549

Orders

B&H will be taking orders for the Rokinon 24mm f/1.8 AF Compact Lens for Sony E.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 4/9/2021 7:49:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 28, 2020

New York, New York – May 28, 2020 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Telephoto for Canon RF mount, a groundbreaking and inspired lens with true artistic image quality. It is the fourth RF model with the distinctive ROKINON pedigree. The AF 85mm F1.4 RF is arguably the best value, high performance and affordable AF portrait prime available, superbly suited for both amateurs and professionals.

With advanced autofocusing technology, the versatile ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF delivers breathtaking bokeh, impressive image quality and exceptional resolution. Its design incorporates a DLSM (Dual Linear Sonic Motor) that utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to provide fast and silent autofocus performance. Protocols developed specifically for a short telephoto lens precisely control the operation of the DLSM.

The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 is a perfect match for Canon R mirrorless cameras. Specifically engineered with a shorter flange back length, the resulting reduction in length and weight enhances balance, portability, and user experience. It is a bright spot in the image capture sector, offering advanced still and video features in a superbly crafted package.

The optical design of ROKINON's AF 85mm F1.4 RF incorporates special elements (one Extra Low Dispersion (ED) and four High Refractive Index (HRI) special elements.) with UMC coatings, a fast F1.4 maximum aperture, and a rounded nine blade diaphragm. Together, they maximize image quality and contrast even at wide open apertures with exceptionally smooth bokeh. With a ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 RF lens, you can unleash your creative talents and produce pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds that convey a three dimensional perspective to your portraits.

ROKINON autofocus lenses are loaded with features, and the new AF 85mm F1.4 RF is no exception. Weather sealing protects against dust, light rain and moisture. An AF/MF switch allows quick and easy shifting between auto-focus and full manual focus operation, and an internal focusing design eliminates changes in length. The non-rotating 72mm filter mount allows the use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning.

The ROKINON AF 85mm F1.4 Canon RF lens includes a removable lens hood, reversible for easy storage, along with a soft lens pouch. Available from authorized ROKINON dealers in June with an MSRP of $799.

B&H carries ROKINON lenses.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 5/28/2020 5:15:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 17, 2020

(New York, New York) February 14, 2020 – ROKINON has announced two new wide angle XEEN CF Professional Cine Lenses for PL, Canon EF and Sony E mount. With this new addition of the 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5 models, the ROKINON XEEN CF lineup has grown to a core set of five primes: 16mm T2.6, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.

“CF” stands for both “Carbon Fiber” and “Compact and Flexible”, which reflects the compact size and versatility of the lenses. For example, the ROKINON XEEN CF 16mm weighs just 2.0lbs (0.9kg ) and measures 3.24in (82.3mm) in length while the fast aperture 35mm T1.5 still weighs only 2.4lbs (82.3mm) and measures 3.24in (113.7mm) in length. Along with ROKINON’s other CF lenses, these new lenses offer exceptional compatibility with gimbals, drones, and compact and lightweight cameras. This was accomplished utilizing carbon fiber construction rather than metal for a sturdier, lighter, durable and more future oriented design and appearance.

Carbon fiber is rarely used for precision machinery due its diffculty in molding. Credit must be given to the R&D designers who developed a technique for molding the material into the shape and size suitable for use in precise lens construction. The cost premium of carbon fiber was another challenge that was overcome to allow the CF cine lenses to remain within the reach of both renowned and aspiring cinematographers.

ROKINON’s XEEN CF lenses provide smooth, soft and dreamy bokeh when wide open and become crystal sharp when stopped down. With 8K support and unique X-coating technology, internal light reflections are effectively controlled to create a distinctive look and dramatic effects. And, they are all covered by an industry exclusive three year warranty! "the new XEEN CF lenses show faces in a most beautiful way, with smooth and subtle transitions" Bill Bennett ASC VP

Main Features

  • Fast T1.5 and T2.6 apertures
  • Dual left and right side scales
  • Available in PL, Canon EF and Sony E mount
  • Carbon Fiber enables a lighter and stronger design
  • Eleven blade apertures create smooth circular bokeh
  • Covered by an industry exclusive three year warranty
  • Compatible with large image sensors (43.3mm image circle)
  • Luminous markings allows effortless use in low-light environments
  • Standard 95mm front diameters for easy compatibility with matte boxes
  • XEEN X-Coating controls internal reflection for dramatic images and a distinctive look
  • Uniform focus and aperture ring locations enable quick lens changes when using follow focus devices
  • Uniform 200-degree silky smooth and damped focus throw across all models enables precise focus adjustment

B&H carries Rokinon XEEN lenses.

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Post Date: 2/17/2020 4:51:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 30, 2019

From Rokinon:

New AF 14mm F2.8 Full Frame
Compact and Weather Sealed
The World’s First Autofocus 14mm RF Mount Prime

(New York, New York) October 25, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Ultra-Wide Lens specifically designed for Canon RF mount. Its 113.9 degree ultra-wide angle view, is currently the widest available for any autofocus prime lens available for Canon R series mirrorless cameras. ROKINON’s array of wide angle lenses are highly regarded for their high performance, value and affordability, and this AF 14mm is no exception.

Currently, Canon R series camera users have to utilize an EF/EFS type lens plus an expensive mount adapter to enjoy the performance of an autofocusing ultra-wide angle prime lens. The resulting size and weight is not ideal for a mirrorless camera. The new AF ROKINON is designed exclusively to prioritize the user experience of mirrorless cameras. By reducing the length of the flange back, its overall length and weight were also reduced to enhance balance and usability. A reduction in the weight of the focusing lens also allows for faster and quieter AF performance.

Optically, this AF ROKINON 14mm RF mount lens offers a bright f2.8 aperture and a rounded seven blade aperture for pleasing bokeh and star effects. Its 14 element/10 group design utilizes UMC anti-reflective coatings plus six special elements (3 Aspherical, 1 High Refractive Index, and 2 Extra-low Dispersion) to provide minimum distortion and outstanding full frame image quality from corner to corner.

Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon RF Charts

Additional features include a Manual / Auto Focus switch, dust and moisture resistant weather sealing, a built in lens hood, high strength aluminium alloy housing, and a rear filter holder to allow use of gel filters without vignetting.

The AF Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Full Frame ultra-wide for Canon RF mount will be available from authorized Rokinon dealers in December with a MSRP of $799.00.

Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon RF Specs

Preorder the Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon RF at B&H.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 10/30/2019 9:47:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 29, 2019

From Rokinon

New AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens for Sony E

Surprisingly Small but Super-Wide

(New York, New York) August 29, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Lens for Sony E mount that is optimized for portability, compactness, and ergonomic handling. It is ROKINON's fourth compact lens designed specially for Sony mirrorless cameras that is surprisingly capable for its size. At 5.12 oz in weight and 1.99" in length, it is the most compact, lightweight, and affordable super-wide angle full frame lens for Sony E mount.

The 18mm focal length provides a rectilinear 100.1° super wide angle view that is especially suitable for landscape, interior, architectural, and night sky applications. For Sony APS-C sensor cameras, the focal length is equivalent to 27mm with a 76.2° field of view.

Optically, the lens is made up of nine Ultra Multicoated elements in eight groups. Eight specialized lens elements (3 Aspherical, 2 High Refractive Index, and 3 Extra-low Dispersion elements) combine to minimize distortion and ensure high image sharpness, clarity, and contrast.

The internal focusing design of the ROKINON AF 18mm utilizes a STM (Stepless Motor) for quiet, smooth and precise autofocusing to 9.8". This also prevents both changes in length and front element rotation to enable easy use of 58mm polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning. This compact wide-angle optic is designed with a metal mount and glass strengthened composite material to reduce weight while increasing durability.

The ROKINON AF 18mm F2.8 Full Frame Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in early October with a MSRP of $499.00. It will include a removable petal-shaped hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.

Order your Rokinon AF 18mm F2.8 Lens from B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 8/29/2019 11:19:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 13, 2019

From Rokinon USA:

(New York, New York) May 13, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E mount. It is Rokinon’s third compact lens and seventh auto focus lens designed specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras.

The 45mm focal length provides a natural appearance, approximating how we perceive a scene with our own eyes.

It is actually closer to the human eye than a 50mm focal length is. This focal length is great for general purpose use and can be readily used for portraiture, extreme sports, parties, lifestyle, architecture, landscape, street photography and more.

Optically, the lens is made up of 7 elements in 6 groups. Two Aspherical plus one Extra-low Dispersion element and Ultra Multi-Coating are utilized to effectively control vignetting, distortion and chromatic aberration. Additionally, the rounded nine-blade diaphragm and F1.8 bright aperture produce a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.

The minimum focusing distance is 17.7” and the 49mm non-rotating filter mount allows for easy use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning. For Sony APS-C sensor cameras, the focal length is equivalent to a moderate telephoto of 67.5mm.

Construction has been optimized for portability, compactness, ergonomic handling, and the durability of a metal barrel. Offering quiet and accurate autofocusing with enhanced speed and at 5.71oz in weight and 2.43” in length, it is the perfect lens to live on your Sony camera always. Don’t miss that special and unique moment! It is often said “The best camera (and lens) is the one you have with you”.

The ROKINON AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in early June with a street price of only $399.00. It will include a lens hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.

Specifications

MOUNTSony E
APERTURE RANGEF1.8 - 22
OPTICAL
CONSTRUCTION
7 Elements in 6 Groups
2 Aspherical
1 Extra Low Dispersion
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.1.48 ft” (0.45m)
COATINGUltra Multi-Coating (UMC)
MAGNIFICATION RATIO0.12x
FILTER SIZE49mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES9
MAX. DIAMETER2.43” (61.8mm)
COVERAGEFull Frame (FX)
Preorders:
ROKINON AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E - B&H | Adorama

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Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:32:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 18, 2019

(New York, New York) April 17, 2019 – Rokinon has announced the new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for for Nikon F mount which is the 10th lens of its autofocus series of lenses for Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras.

This ideal portrait-length prime is designed for optimal quality imaging with the most advanced Nikon Full Frame image sensor cameras. It also performs with Nikon APS-C sensor cameras as a high speed 127.5mm equivalent AF telephoto lens.

A variety of advanced lens technologies, including a Hybrid Aspherical element, allow for a more compact (< 3 inches long) and lightweight (17oz) design that also minimizes aberrations, controls distortion, and provides excellent resolution. Ultra Multi-Coating is applied to all optical surfaces to suppress flare and ghosting while increasing contrast and color accuracy. Autofocusing is fast, quiet and accomplished by two Linear Ultrasonic Motors (LSM’s) that only have to adjust a single inner lens group to achieve precise focus.

Additional notable features of the new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 include Weather Sealing, all metal construction, an ergonomically designed size, shape and grip for enhanced comfort, and a rounded 9 blade aperture that helps to achieve beautiful bokeh.

The new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for Nikon F will be available in early May with a street price of only $799.00. It will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a soft pouch case.

B&H carries Rokinon lenses.

Posted to: Nikon News   Categories: Rokinon News, Samyang News
Post Date: 4/18/2019 11:22:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 27, 2019

(New York, New York) March 26, 2019 – ROKINON is proud to announce its new 14mm F2.8 and 85mm F1.4 full frame lenses built for the Canon EOS R mirrorless system.

This ultra wide-angle and fast telephoto are the first 14mm and 85mm prime lenses with precision manual focus control to be available in Canon RF mount.

Both lenses sport a new exterior design with a contemporary look that matches and handles well with Canon’s new full frame mirrorless cameras.

Each lens offers a metal chassis, weather sealing, a metal aperture control with a slip resistant matte finish, and Ultra Multi-Coating.

The new ROKINON 14mm F2.8 Canon RF mount ultra wide-angle lens provides a dramatic rectilinear 115.7° view that can focus as close as 11inches and is perfect for astrophotography, landscapes, extreme sports, interiors, and real estate imagery.

Its advanced 14 element-10 group design utilizes four highly specialized element types [High Refractive Index, Hybrid Aspherical, Aspherical and Extra-Low Dispersion] to produce sharply defined images with minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations.

Features include a built-in petal shaped lens hood and a rear gelatin filter holder.

The new ROKINON 85mm F/1.4 Canon RF mount telephoto lens offers a very fast F1.4 maximum aperture for effective low light shooting, fast shutter speed capture, and precise selective focus control.

Its optical design consists of 9 elements in 7 groups including one Hybrid-Aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations for increased clarity and sharpness.

Features include a removable lens hood, a curved blade diaphragm for pleasing bokeh, and a non-rotating 72mm filter mount for easy use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning.

This ROKINON short telephoto for Canon RF mount makes it a highly effective optic for travel, candid, portrait, and close up photography.

These first two ROKINON full frame lenses designed for Canon RF mount will be available in April from authorized ROKINON dealers.

B&H has the following available for preorder:

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 3/27/2019 8:08:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 28, 2018

(New York, New York) November 28, 2018 - ROKINON has introduced its new Special Performance (SP) 35mm f/1.2 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF mount. Designed for professional and advanced amateur Canon users, it joins the ROKINON SP 14mm f/2.4, SP 50mm f/1.2 and SP 85mm f/1.2 lenses.

This premium quality prime lens yields extraordinary image quality for 50 megapixel photos and 8K (8192 x 4320) video productions. It features a moderate wide angle of view with Full Frame Canon DSLRs and works as a “normal” lens with APS-C sensor models. Delivering superb optical performance even wide open, the impressively bright f/1.2 aperture and nine blade diaphragm provide selective focus control, beautiful bokeh, and starburst effects. It is a perfect lens choice for capturing a broad range of subjects in vivid colors and exceptional high resolution images such as nightscapes, portraits, architecture and anything in difficult lighting conditions.

The optical design of the ROKINON SP 35mm F1.2 boasts 12 elements in 10 groups and incorporates Extra-Low Dispersion, Aspherical and High Refractive lens components to ensure impressive image quality. Constructed of high quality aluminum alloy with an ergonomically designed shape and focusing control/grip, it delivers a luxurious look, excellent durability and comfortable use Additional features include an intuitive, damped and precise manual focus control, Canon’s exposure control modes are enabled, EXIF info is registered, and a non-rotating filter mount.

The new ROKINON SP 35mm F1.2 Full Frame High Speed for Canon EF mount will be available from authorized ROKINON dealers in January 2019 with a MSRP of $999.00.

B&H carries Rokinon lenses.

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Post Date: 11/28/2018 4:06:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 27, 2018

From Rokinon:

August 27, 2018 – New York, New York – Rokinon has announced its new Digital Photo 85mm F1.8 Compact Prime Lens, the 7th in its compact lens series. The new 85mm is sized and optically designed specifically for mirrorless cameras to deliver high resolution performance from the center of the image to its corners. It is a high speed telephoto lens that delivers equivalent focal lengths of approximately 128mm with APS-C Sony E and Fuji X cameras, 136mm with Canon M cameras, and 170mm with Micro 4/3 cameras.

Optically, the Rokinon 85mm F1.8 is constructed of 9 elements in 7 groups and features a High-Refractive Index element and an Extra-low Dispersion element. Additionally, it uses UMC ultra multi-coating to help minimize chromatic aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion. Intuitive, damped and precise manual focus control combine with its fast 1.8 aperture and rounded 9 blade diaphragm for exceptional low light, bokeh and selective focus capabilities.

The compact and light-weight design of this fast telephoto offers excellent portability and comfort that is perfect for travel, candid, portraits, and close up photography with mirrorless cameras. Additional features include a non-rotating 62mm filter mount, a reversible for storage lens hood and a soft pouch case.

  • Coverage: APS-C/Four-Thirds
  • Optical Construction:
  • 9 Glass elements in 7 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F1.8-22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Coating: Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.13ft (0.65m)
  • Filter Size: 62mm
  • Lens Hood: Removable
  • Maximum Diameter: 2.66” (67.5mm)

The new Rokinon Digital Photo 85mm F1.8 compact prime lens is expected to be available in September with a street price of only $399.00.

B&H has the Rokinon 85mm f/1.8 Lens available for preorder.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Rokinon News
Post Date: 8/27/2018 10:25:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 20, 2018

New York, New York – August 20, 2018 – Rokinon has announced its new AF 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Wide Angle Lens for Nikon. It is Rokinon’s 8th auto focus lens and its frst AF lens designed specifcally for Nikon F mount cameras. This new 14mm F2.8 AF lens is designed for high-resolution, well-corrected imagery with the most advanced Nikon Full Frame image sensor cameras. It can also be used on APS-C Nikon models where it will provide a 21mm equivalent focal length.

State of the art manufacturing techniques and an advanced optical design (15 Ultra Multi Coated elements in 10 groups including 2 Aspherical, 1 Extra-Low Dispersion, and 4 High Refractive Index) minimize aberrations, control distortion and provide excellent resolution. The new Rokinon 14mm Lens is also more affordable than others in its class and also provides a slightly wider angle of view of 116.6°.

The ergonomically designed aluminum alloy housing incorporates a M/AF switch that allows the choice of fast and quiet autofocusing or full manual focus control. In addition, when in AF mode, a manual focus override feature is available for fine tuning focus after the lens has autofocused. Additional features include weather sealing, a rounded seven blade aperture for pleasing bokeh and star effects, a built-in lens hood, and a padded lens pouch.

The new Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 Full Frame Lens for Nikon F is Ideal for real estate interiors and exteriors, astrophotography, landscapes, and travel. It is expected to be available in September with a street price of only $799.00.

B&H carries Rokinon lenses.

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Post Date: 8/20/2018 9:53:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 18, 2018

From Rokinon:

New AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Prime for Canon EF – Vivid, Sharp and Bright

(New York, New York) June 18, 2018 – Hot on the heels of the new Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Full Frame for Sony E, Rokinon has announced its new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF mount.

The new 85mm F1.4 AF lens is designed for optimal quality imaging and for the most advanced Canon Full Frame image sensor cameras. The new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 also performs with Canon APS-C sensor cameras as a high speed 136mm equivalent AF telephoto lens.

A variety of advanced lens technologies, including a Hybrid Aspherical element, allow for a more compact (< 3 inches long) and lightweight (17oz) design that also minimizes aberrations, controls distortion, and provides excellent resolution. Autofocusing is fast and quiet which is accomplished by two Linear Ultrasonic Motors (LSM’s) that only have to adjust a single inner lens group to achieve precise focus.

Additional notable features of the new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 include Weather Sealing, all metal construction, an ergonomically designed size, shape and grip for enhanced comfort and a 9 blade aperture that helps to achieve beautiful bokeh.

The new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF is expected to be available in August with a street price of only $799.00. It will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a soft pouch case.

Specifications

APERTURE RANGEF1.4 - 16
OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION9 Glass Elements in 7 Groups
(Including 1 Hybrid Aspherical Lens)
COATINGUltra Multi-Coating (UMC)
ANGLE OF VIEW28.4° 19.0° 2.83”
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.2.95ft (0.90m)
MAGNIFICATION RATIO0.11x
FILTER SIZE77mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES9
MAX. DIAMETER3.46” 88.0mm
LENGTH2.83” (72.0mm)
WEIGHT17.11oz (485g)
COVERAGEFull Frame
MSRP$799.00 USD

B&H carries Rokinon lenses.

Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Rokinon News, Samyang News
Post Date: 6/18/2018 10:16:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 11, 2018

From Rokinon:

“The Big Mini” – Small in Size but Big in Performance

(New York, New York) June 11, 2018 – The Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Compact Lens is the newest addition to Rokinon’s series of highly popular full frame auto focus lenses for Sony E mount cameras. This 24mm offers outstanding image quality, a wider view than the Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8, and a fast and quiet auto focus system.

The new Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 lens was designed specically for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras with a focus on three main features: optical quality, portability, and silent autofocus. Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, Rokinon now offers a wider angle view without sacrificing quality or performance.

Optically, the lens is made up of 7 elements in 7 groups. Its construction has been optimally arranged for portability and to deliver high resolution from the center to the corners of the image. Three Aspherical plus two High Refractive Index elements and Rokinon’s Ultra Multi-Coating techniques are utilized to minimize chromatic aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion.

Quiet, fast and accurate auto focusing make this lens perfect for stealthy street shooing. Its weight of just about 3.3oz and its inconspicuous size make it ideal for travel. A minimum focusing distance of 9.5” and a substantial wide angle of view will make this Rokinon full frame lens the go to lens for astrophotography and landscape photography.

For the Sony Alpha a6000/a5000 series or other Sony APS-C cameras, its 24mm focal length is equivalent to approximately 36mm, providing the same features with a more moderate wide angle of view.

The Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in July with a street price of only $399.00. It will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.

The Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E is available for preorder at B&H.

Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Rokinon News, Samyang News
Post Date: 6/11/2018 11:31:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 20, 2018

From Samyang:

An Expert Portrait Lens for Dramatic Moments
This lens, built for DSLR cameras, has a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video. The XP 50mm F1.2 manual focus lens enables you to capture those dramatic moments in perfect image quality with a bright F1.2 aperture. In particular, it optimizes for portraits, capturing the delicate change of the eye at the time of a portrait, right down to a strand of hair, and bright and beautiful skin color. You can express unconstrained depth with the bright aperture, while the 9 blades also deliver beautiful bokeh, starburst, and out-focusing effects. Also, you can even achieve high image quality in low light conditions and indoors thanks to the fast shutter speed.

Excellence in Performance
Produced from a total of 11 lenses in 8 groups, you can minimize distortion and various aberrations while producing crystal clear resolution. The special optic lenses, aspherical lens, and high-refractive lens deliver sharp and vivid images to camera sensors by effectively tuning the light path. Also, flare and ghost effects can be well controlled thanks to the ultra multi coating.

Features

  • Unprecedented resolving power for above 50MP and 8K production
  • Bright F1.2 aperture
  • Beautiful bokeh made with 9 blades
  • Minimized flare and ghost effects with Ultra multi coating

Specifications

Samyang XP 50mm f 1.2 Lens Specifications

B&H carries Samyang/Rokinon lenses.

Posted to: Canon News   Categories: Samyang News, Rokinon News
Post Date: 2/20/2018 7:50:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 5, 2017

From Samyang:

A tiny lens with a mighty performance, Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is ideal for daily photography as well as travel photography. This new compact and lightweight lens, together with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to three.

The AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length, without the hood and rear cap. Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

Perfect Partner for Everyday Photographers

This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. For full frame sensors, the focal length resembles the human eye the most. For APS-C types for Sony alpha 6000 and 5000 series users the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm, which is also one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers.

Portability with mighty performance and a 35mm focal length makes this lens the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture every memory as a high quality image. The autofocus is fast and accurate and is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography.

Features

  • Autofocus
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Circular aperture with 7 blades

Lens Specifications

Aperture Rangef/2.8 - f/22
Optical Construction7 Elements in 6 Groups
Minimum Focus Distance0.35m (1.1ft)
Maximum Magnification Ratio0.12x
Filter Size49mm
Aperture Blades7 (Rounded)
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 2.43 x 1.30" (61.8 x 33 mm)
Weight3.02 oz (85.64 g)

B&H has the Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E available for preorder.

Posted to: Sony News   Categories: Samyang News, Rokinon News
Post Date: 6/5/2017 1:02:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 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.

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, Nikon News, Sony 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.

Preorders:

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony 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.

Preorders:

Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens
Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony 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.

Post Date: 8/8/2013 9:36:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
   
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