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March 21, 2014
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Rokinon Announces New Wide-Angle Lenses

Rokinon announces affordable wide-angle lenses for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

Rokinon has announced their latest line of lenses today and we’re impressed….

Rokinon has cornered the market at creating high quality lenses at a low price point. Their latest announcement serves to address a problem that plagues indie-filmmakers everywhere, crop factor.

Crop factor happens when a lens is not capable of taking on the entire field of view of a given lens. This makes lenses look as though they are a higher focal length then what they really are.

For example, the popular Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a crop factor of 2.4x, which would take your normally wide 24mm lens and turn it into a 57mm lens. Crop factor makes getting wide shots more difficult but the new manual Rokinon lenses aim to help.

Rokinon’s new lense announcement includes a number of wide-angle lenses. Let’s take a look….

8mm Fish-Eye II Lens
The second generation of the popular 8mm lens.

Price: $349

Mounts: Canon EF-M, Fijifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E

10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
Designed for APS-C Sensors. The lens was created with a nano coating system.

Price: $539

Mounts: Canon EF, Pentax K, Sony A, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds

12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens
Accepts front filters using a 67mm diameter thread.

Price: $399

Mounts: Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX,  Sony E, Micro Four Thirds

8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II Lens
A wide angle lens specially designed to be used on film productions. The lens has threads that can be easily fitted into most follow focus’s.

Price: $399

Mounts: Canon EF-M, Fufifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E

When Will the New Rokinon Lenses Ship? 

The lenses are expected to be available by Tuesday, March 25. You can pre-order all the lenses from most popular lens distributors.

What do you think of the new Rokinon lenses?
Are there any better alternatives?
Share in the comments below.

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  • David Ferebee

    No Nikon mounts? What is up with that?

  • Ryan Hall

    The other awesome thing about the 8mm Cine Lens is the de-clicked aperture ring, and smart side focus marks!

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