Samyang Reveals New XEEN CF Cine Prime Lenses

Samyang has launched pre-orders for its new line of XEEN CF Cine Prime Lenses under the company's Rokinon brand. The initial collection is set to launch in November with 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, and 85mm T1.5 models all currently listed for $2,495.

Designed for use with large image sensors and 8K video production, the XEEN CF lineup will be available for PL, Canon EF, and Sony E mount systems. In addition, the lenses feature a compact and lightweight construction with carbon fiber lens body tubes, making them a great fit for drones and gimbals.

XEEN CF Cine Prime Lens

A proprietary X-coating has been employed as well to help control reflections, flares, and ghosting in order to produce distinct halation effects. Likewise, the units incorporate an 11 blade diaphragm and a bright aperture of T1.5 for pleasing bokeh and superior low light performance. Finally, an ultra-bright luminous font has also been applied to the aperture and focus rings, enabling better ease of use when operating the device in a dark environment.

Beyond the 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, and 85mm T1.5 XEEN CF Cine Prime Lenes, Samyang is also set to release a 16mm T2.6 and a 35mm T1.5 model in early 2020.

Sources: XEEN Global via DP Review