The Rokinon 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4 Are Designed for High Res Sensors

Rokinon SP Lenses
For photographers who need high resolving power for their 50-megapixel images, or DSLR videographers that need glass that can handle up to 8k video resolutions, Rokinon announced the first two Special Performance (SP) lenses – the SP 85mm f1.2 and the SP 14mm f2.4 for Canon EF full-frame and APS-C crop frame cameras.

The two SP lenses are made for the ultra high-resolution sensors found in today’s flagship Canon cameras but can easily be paired on a crop-sensor body to produce high quality stills and videos. Both the 85mm and 14mm SP lenses have an aluminum alloy constructed body with an ergonomic design that keeps them light light and provides photographers with what Rokinon promises to be durable yet comfortable lenses to use.

The Rokinon SP 85mm f1.2 offers a fast 1.2 maximum aperture to give photographers better low-light performance, greater shallow depth of field, and faster shutter speeds in challenging lighting conditions. The SP 85mm f1.2 contains 10 lens elements in 7 groups and has a minimum focusing distance of 31-inches. The SP 85mm f1.2 definitely seems to be a great option for portrait and wedding photographers; it’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

The Rokinon SP 14mm f2.4 sits on the opposite of the focal length spectrum. This super wide-angle prime boasts 18 glass elements in 10 groups to deliver high quality images while reducing color fringing, distortion, and aberrations.  The end result according to Rokinon is a sharp, clear image with exceptional color accuracy.

Both Rokinon SP lenses are manual focus lenses which may or may not be a deal breaker for some but both lenses have Canon’s exposure control modes enabled and EXIF info is registered – which should make editing easier. Check out the full specs for both the Rokinon SP 85mm f1.2 and Rokinon SP 14 f2.4 below.

Lens Specifications via Rokinon

Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens

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  • Mount: Canon EF
  • Model: SP85M-C
  • MSRP: $1299
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.2
  • Coverage: Full Frame (FX)
  • Optical Construction: 10 Glass elements in 7 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F1.2-16
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Coating: Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 31.5″ (0.8m)
  • Filter Size: 86mm
  • Lens Hood: Removable lens hood
  • Maximum Diameter: 3.66″ (93mm)
  • Weight: 37.0oz (1050g)
  • Length: 3.87″ (98.4mm)

Rokinon SP 14mm f/2.4 Lens

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  • Mount: Canon EF
  • Model: SP14M-C
  • MSRP: $1299
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.4
  • Coverage: Full Frame (FX)
  • Optical Construction: 18 Glass elements in 14 Groups
  • Aperture Range: F2.4-22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Coating: Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.02″ (0.28m)
  • Lens Hood: Built-In Petal Shaped
  • Maximum Diameter: 3.74″ (95mm)
  • Weight: 27.9oz (719g)
  • Length: 4.30″ (109.4mm)