Rokinon Announces SP 35mm F/1.2 Lens for Canon EF Mount Cameras

Samyang, under the Rokinon brand, has detailed its newest premium photo lens. The upcoming SP 35mm F/1.2 Lens is designed for Canon full frame DSLR cameras.

As part of the company's SP Series, the SP 35mm F/1.2 will join the previously released SP 14mm F/2.4, SP 85mm F/1.2, and SP 50mm F/1.2. Compatible with Canon EF mount cameras, the fast wide-angle prime manual focus lens is optimized for 50MP photo capture and 8K video recording. The unit features a 9-sheet circular aperture for background blur and bokeh effects. In addition, the lens uses an optical construction made from 12 elements in 10 groups with Extra-Low Dispersion, Aspherical and High Refractive lens components. Meanwhile, an Ultra Multi-Coating is incorporated as well to help reduce ghosting and flare. Finally, an aluminum-alloy housing gives the lens a durable and lightweight design.

Here's a full rundown of specs per Samyang:

  • Aperture range: F1.2 ~ F16
  • Lens optical construction: 12 Elements in 10 Groups
  • Special lens: ASP 2, HR 3, ED 1
  • Coating: UMC
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.34m (1.115ft)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: x 0.17
  • Filter size: 86.0mm
  • Number of blades: 9
  • Mount: Canon EF
  • Angle of view Full Frame: 64.5˚
  • Angle of view ASP-C: 44.4˚
  • Maximum diameter: 93.0mm
  • Length: 117.4mm
  • Weight: 1,106g

The Rokinon SP 35mm F/1.2 Lens is set to launch in January for an MSRP of $999. Pre-orders are now live via B&H Photo-Video.