Rokinon Releases New 50mm F/1.4 AF Full Frame Lens for Sony E-mount ILCs

Rokinon, a popular manufacturer of affordable, high-quality full manual lenses for various camera systems, has just made an exciting announcement. They have just released the first model in an all new line of autofocus lenses, the Rokinon 50mm F/1.4 AF.

Rokinon_50mm_f14_AF_small.jpgDesigned for use with Sony Full Frame E-mount camera systems, like the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R, this new 50mm prime lens offers " fast, quite and precise IF auto focus", coupled with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4. Rokinon notes that this new lens uses a 9-bade aperture to deliver "smooth, pleasing bokeh at all settings."

The lens is constructed with three aspherical lens elements, as well as their UMC (Ultra Multi-Coating) anti-reflective lens coating. These combine to produce clear images, with well controlled aberrations. When used on an APS-C crop body Sony ILC, the lens provides a 35mm equivalent of 75mm.

The new lens is scheduled to start shipping later this month, with a MSRP of $699. Some retailers are already taking preorders.

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