Last Updated on 08/05/2013 by Chris Gampat
Samyang and Rokinon (who are the same brand) have been creating cinema lenses for a relatively short time now. But they’ve got loads of lenses in the roster by mostly converting their current lens lineup into a clickless aperture body with more of a focus throw. They’ve recently converted their newly announces 16mm f2 lens to a cinema lens: the 16mm T2.2. The lens has 13 elements in 11 groups and is designed for APS-C sensor cameras. The lens has an ED lens element, aspherical element and hybrid-aspherical lens element as well as an anti-reflection UMC coating.
They’re specifically stating that the lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X and Olympus MFT. They probably meant EF-S, since EF is a full frame mount.
And if you decide to go for their entire kit of lenses, the company will offer you something like a Pelican case. The cases come in two sizes with the bigger one able house a set of six camera lenses: Samyang V-DSLR 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II; 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC; 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC; 35mm T1.5 AS IF UMC; 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC and 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror. The smaller one is designed for three: 14mm, 24mm and the 35mm.
The lenses are available at Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon.