Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine Lens Released

Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine lens

Rokinon has announced a new 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye lens for full frame image circles.

As with other Rokinon Cine lenses, it provides geared focus and aperture rings. The 12mm fisheye provides a 180° angle of view and a removable petal-shaped hood.

The Rokinon 12mm T3.1 Cine lens retails for $549 and is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A-Mount and Sony E-Mount cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Coming Soon

Canon 100-400mm L Lens

New rumors seem to confirm the growing evidence that the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will be announced later this month and serve as a replacement to the old 100-400mm model. Digicame-Info, which is notoriously accurate with leaks, confirmed the model name of the new lens above as well as the lens hood as ET-83D.

The rumors further state the lens will be announced soon. Previously, several rumors pointed toward November as the announcement time frame, and that appears to be the case now. Expect more developments in the next week or two.

Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR Lens Unveiled

Pentax DA 16-85mm WR Lens

Ricoh has announced the new Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens for Pentax K-mount DSLRs.

It is a weather-sealed lens with 11 seals. The lens consists of 16 optical elements in 12 groups and features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical element to effectively compensate for chromatic aberrations, and aspherical optical elements to minimize color bleeding.

The Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR retails for $749.95 and should be available in November 2014. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Got $70K Laying Around? New Canon 50-1000mm Lens Up for Pre-Order


The new Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens is available for pre-order in both EF and PL mount options. It will only set you back $70,200 with free shipping, of course. That’s nearly $8k below the announced retail price.

B&H says the lens is scheduled to ship in February. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

If you’re interested in learning more about this lens, check out my prior article that covers the features and intended uses of the lens.