Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 24mm, 50mm and 85mm cine lenses available for pre-order ($2,495)

Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 24mm, 50mm And 85mm Cine Lenses Available For Pre-order ($2,495)

Samyang/Rokinon’s new XEEN cine lenses are available for pre-order at $2,495.

XEEN 24mm T1.5 lens, pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 24mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter
XEEN 50mm T1.5

XEEN 50mm T1.5

XEEN 50mm T1.5 lens, pre-order ta Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 50mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter
XEEN 85mm T1.5

XEEN 85mm T1.5

XEEN 85mm T1.5 lens, pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 85mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • Manual Focus & Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter

Samyang/Rokinon set to announce new cine prime lenses (XEEN 24mm, 50mm, 85mm T1.5)

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Samyang/Rokinon is about to launch a new line-up of cine prime lenses under the brand name XEEN. We got word about this thanks to our friends at DicaHub.

XEEN 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm T1.5 prime lenses are expected to be announced by Samyang on August 10 (also be sold under the Rokinon XEEN name). The lenses will fit on Canon EF and other mounts.

The XEEN lenses will be well beyond Samyang/Rokinon’s usual price tags: each of the lenses is expected to have a $2,500 price tag. It’s Samyang’s attempt to compete with the likes of Zeiss, Canon, and Schneider, so I guess the price is adequate.

So far we have only one image of the 24mm lens.

Xeen 24mm

Some teasers appeared on Twitter:

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To learn more see the XEEN website or follow them on Facebook.

[via DicaHub]

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

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Canon patent for new 50mm f/1.4 lens

50mm f/1.4

Canon filed a patent for a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The patent literature refers to AF speed improvements.

The current EF 50mm f/1.4 was released back in 1993. A replacement could be on its way. It’s likely we have the patent for Canon’s next EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-138121
    • Published 2015.7.30
    • Filing date 2014.1.22
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 49.10
    • F number 1.45
    • Half angle (in degrees) 23.78
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 100.16
    • BF 38.10
  • Canon patents
    • Positive ShiboTadashi
    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
[via Egami]

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4