Canon EOS R and EOS RP users rejoice! We have some good news for you. Today Rokinon announced that they will be releasing two lenses with Canon’s new RF Mount; a 14mm f2.8, and a 85mm f1.4. Given that there are really very few lenses for the platform right now, we are sure that this will bring a smile to your face. Rokinon have been producing some optically excellent lenses lately, so the hope is that these follow suit. Join us after the break for more information.
The two new lenses, the Rokinon RF 14mm f2.8, and the RF 85mm f1.4 are both manual focus lenses. With Mirrorless cameras, using manual focus lenses is a breeze thanks to focus peaking, so don’t let that out you off. The lenses look like typical Rokinon lenses, but boy do they pack a punch. There’s no doubt that the 14mm f2.8 will be great for landscape, cityscape, and astrophotography, while the 85mm f1.4 will be perfect for portrait photographers out there.
The Canon RF Mount 14mm f2.8 features 14 elements in 10 groups, and six aperture blades. The elements are coated with Rokinon’s UMC (Ultra Multi Coating) to help with flares and aberrations. It weighs 1.7lbs, and it is weather sealed which will delight landscape photographers. The lens hood is molded to the lens as is the case with many wide angle lenses like this. It will have a street price of $499.
The Canon RF Mount 85mm f1.4 has nine elements in seven group, and has eight aperture blades crammed inside. The Ultra Multi Coatings can be found on this glass too. Weighing in at 1.6lbs, the 85mm should be easy to use for long periods, and like its 14mm brother, it is also weather sealed. This lens will be great for portraiture, and with a price of just $399, it will be quite hard to ignore it. Given the price points of Both of these lenses, it seems like you will be getting a lot of glass for your money. Weather sealing is virtually unheard of at this price point, and image quality from recent Rokinon lenses has been outrageously good. Fingers crossed these two lenses will offer the same sharp output. Be on the lookout for them in April 2019.