A couple of teasers for what appears to be a new 50mm f/1.2 cinema lens have been posted by Samyang and Rokinon. [Read more...]
Samyang has announced a new 35mm f/1.4 lens available in Canon mount with auto exposure, though it is still a manual focus lens. Additionally, a new 300mm f/6.3 mirror lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A and Micro 4/3 mounts.
Alongside the new still photography lenses, Samyang also announced a trio of cine lenses for mirrorless cameras - Samyang 10mm T3.1, 12mm T2.2 and 7.5mm T3.8 lenses. All of the lenses are cinema versions of previously-existing still lenses. Now, they feature the standard gearing on aperture and focus rings.
These new lenses will go on sale tomorrow. Watch for them here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Bower 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for $279.95 (reg. $329.95). It is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony A and Sony E mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Tokina has announced a new cinema lens – the 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens. It has its optical roots in the popular Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Of course, the cine version is kitted out with standard gearing for the focus and aperture rings.
Additionally, the new cine lens gets a substantially higher price tag. In Japan, it retails for ¥580,000, which is slightly less than $6,000 when converted to US dollars. That would make it close to 10x more expensive than Tokina’s standard AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The PL-mount version of the lens should ship sometime in September, while the EF-mount option is expected to be available in November. Stay tuned for official pricing and availability.