Rokinon Announces a Bokelicous 50mm t1.5 Cine DS Lens and More

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer 50mm T1.5 AS UMC IF-lens

Romikon has announced a quintet of full frame cine lenses designed for videographers above their current existing line of products. The prime lenses cover a wide breadth of focal lengths including 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. The new lenses come in a variety of mounts for different cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha and E-mount, plus smaller Micro Four Thirds. They’re being coined as the Cine DS line and feature focus markings and aperture marking on more convenient locations on the lenses. Additionally, the company told us in a meeting that this line has been color checked for the entire lineup to work in conjunction with one another.

First and foremost Rokinon has announced a new 50mm t1.5 lens consisting of nine lens elements arranged in six groups. The front of the lens is also treated with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings to create a high contrast picture with faithful color reproduction. Rokinon has yet to announce availability for this new lens but it will retail for $599.

As for a non-cine version, the company says that it’s still on its way and may be announced before the end of the year.

Check past the break as we breakdown the other four lenses Rokinon has introduced today.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer 14mm T3.1 - front-rokinon

On top of the normal lens Rokinon has introduced the ultra wide-angle 14mm t3.1 made for all of your wider shots. Featuring 14 glass elements in 10 groups, the lens should cut down on distortion and curved lines while pulling in as much of the frame as possible. The lens will be available for $599.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer 24mm_T1.5 II - 45-rokinon

For a less inclusive wide-angle view Rokinon has also announced the 24mm t1.5. Aside from the tighter perspective this lens boasts a wider aperture to produce more bokeh. The lens consists of 13 glass elements in 12 groups and users will be able to pick it up for $899.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer 35mm_T1.5_side-rokinon

Moving to another normal lens the 35mm t1.5 lens will retail for $699. For the money users will get a 12 glass elements arranged in 10 groups plus all of the same ultra multi-coatings as on the 50mm. The lens also sports a minimum focusing distance of a foot.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer 85mm_T1.5 II - 45-rokinon

Lastly for videographers who need to shoot a tighter frame look no further than Rokinon’s Cine DS 85mm t1.5 lens. With a minimum focusing distance of 3.6-inches it could also work for macro shots in a pinch. The lens also boasts 12 glass elements in 10 groups, and will sell for $499 making it a bit more affordable than Rokinon’s other lenses.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.