It looks like the selection of mirrorless lenses just got even bigger now that Samyang-Rokinon has announced two new primes for the Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-Mount, Fujifilm X and Canon EF-M mirrorless systems!
The Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 and Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 are both manual focus lenses and will available in black and silver. Since 21mm and 50mm are full-frame values, the equivalent focal length will depend on the system as you can see below:
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4
- 42mm on Micro Four Thirds
- 31.5mm on APS-C (E-mount, Fujifilm X and Canon EF-M)
The Rokinon 21mm is a standard wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/22 and a non-rotating 58mm filter mount. It will feature 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element with ultra-multi coating, an internal focus system, and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm. Its fast f/1.4 aperture makes it a good choice for difficult lighting conditions.
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2
- 100mm on Micro Four Thirds
- 75mm on APS-C (E-mount, Fujifilm X and Canon EF-M)
The Rokinon 50mm will have an aperture range of f/1.2 to f/16 and a non-rotating 62mm filter mount. It will feature 2 aspherical elements with ultra multi-coating and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm. Having the equivalent of 75mm or 100mm with a fast f/1.2 aperture makes this lens a good option for portraiture with lots of shallow depth of field.
According to B&HPhoto, the lenses will begin shipping in October 2015. You can see the full specs by visiting their website.
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