Korean lens manufacturer Samyang (sold as Rokinon in the USA) has added two new wide angle lenses to its XEEN series of full-frame video lenses: Rokinon Xeen 14mm T3.1 and Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5. The Xeen system now contains a total of five lenses including the existing 24mm, 50mm and 85mm Rokinon XEEN Cine Lenses.
All XEEN Cine lenses are manual focus only and feature focus and aperture gear rings in identical positions so that they can be switched quickly in and out of the same rig. Filter rings also match, and users have a choice of metric or imperial focus scales. The lenses come with interchangeable mounts, and adapters are available for Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, PL and Micro Four Thirds bodies.
from Samyang Press Release:
SEOUL, February 5th, 2016 â€“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 the 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.
â€œThanks to the rise of multi-channel networks, the demands for video creation is internationally surging and the expectation of video quality is also increasing,â€ stated a XEEN official. He continued, â€œto satisfy the international needs, we have completed the first five lenses which deliver a high-quality cinematic image.â€ 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 Â£1599.00 inc VAT.