The new Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lenses for the Canon Rf mount, i.e. for the EOS R system, are now in stock and ready to ship to your door (free shipping in the US). Rokinon lenses are also branded Samyang.
From his conclusion:
For whom is this lens for?
– It is made for owners of the R-Mount cameras – but the EF version will show similar results.
– Everybody who likes a lightweight high performance lens.
– When to take the RF Mount version instead of the EF mount? This is a very good question. For my taste: if you have decided to got with the R-Mount and/or you do discontinue with EF Mount: go for it. It is lighter and easier to handle.
– It is more a lens for enthusiasts, for people who like to shoot manual focus.
– But manual focus is so much fun to use on the Canon mirrorless cameras….
But the lens has a bit of weaknesses too:
– It is not native RF: I guess a lens designed for the 54mm bajonett diameter and the short flange distance can be even smaller and lighter
– I miss an EXIF chip – this would be even better
– The minimum focal distance: the 1.1m minimum focal distance is a sad thing. There announcement to bring this value down to 1 m will make it a bit better. I would prefer it much shorter, even shorter than the usual 85 mm…
– Not a real weakness but a wish to the designers @ Samyang: instead of a color mark please but something you can feel that you can mount the lens on the body without looking at it….
But if I look at the lens at a glance: I give the lens a highly recommended!!!
De.Light Photo’s review of the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF comes wth a huge set of sample photos.
According to Nokishita, Samyang will soon release two lenses for the Canon Rf mount (EOS R), the MF 14mm f/2.8 RF and the MF 85mm f/1.4 RF.
Samyang officially announced the XP 10mm f/3.5. According to Samyang (aka Rokinon) the XP 10mm f/3.5 is the world’s widest prime lens, and it’s distortion free. The Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 will sell for €1,099 (expect similar price in US$) and starts shipping in Spring.
Samyang Optics Launches the ‘WORLD’S WIDEST PRIME LENS-‘DISTORTION-FREE’- XP 10mm F3.5
February 25th, 2019, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) is pleased to unveil the ‘WORLD’S WIDEST PRIME LENS- DISTORTION-FREE’ (except fish-eye lens) – XP 10mm F3.5 fCanon full-frame DSLR cameras (XP 10mm F3.5 fNikon F will be launched within a few months as well.).
XP 10mm F3.5 lens from Samyang encapsulates the brand’s universally respected optical technology, especially in the wide angle lens category. XP 10mm F3.5 provides ultimate ultra-wide-angle coverage up to 130° angle of view with crystal image quality.
A Single lens captures it all – Distortion Free
As the demof premium lenses fhigh-end cameras increases, XP 10mm F3.5 elevates the quality of images provides a burst of creativity fthe users with its high resolution of more than 50 megapixels distortion free that you can create an outstanding landscape architecture shots.
This lens features a total of 18 lenses in 11 groups. 7 special optic lenses fmaximizing the image quality from corner to centre in vivid colours. The use of 3 aspherical lenses, 1 high-refractive lens, 3 extra-low dispersion lenses fminimizing distortion extremely various aberrations. Flare ghost effects are also well-controlled by ultra-multi-coating technology from Samyang.Now you can capture a wide landscape with 130° angle of view architecture indoas well in high resolution with distortion-free.
The XP 10mm F3.5 is expected to be the perfect lens fa broader range of photographer cinematographer who wishes to create professional photos videos in exceptional high resolution solid body quality made with metal.
From a good source we got a hint that Samyang (aka Rokinon) will launch three autofocus lenses for the Canon EF mount.
So far Samyang launched two lenses with autofocus for the Canon EF mount, the 85mm f/1.4 and the 14mm f/2.8. We wonder which focal lengths Samyang is going to announce. We got some suggestion but do not consider them reliable enough at the time being.
And there is more, although less solid. Samyang is also considering making lenses for Canon’s full frame mirrorless system, the EOS R.