Samyang Optics (aka Rokinon) has announced XEEN 20mm T1.9 – the latest addition to their line of prime cinema lenses. Just like the rest of the series, XEEN 20mm is designed for the ultra-high definition video, and it features great performance for 4K+.
XEEN 20mm compliments the series of seven previously launched lenses: 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. It features X-Coating Technology, which promises “exceptional image quality”. The aperture has 11 blades, which helps you create soft, round bokeh.
Just like the previous lenses in the line, 20mm works with full frame cameras, but also with Super 35, APS-C, APS-H and APS-P cameras. It’s available in five different mounts: PL, EF, F, E, and MFT. You can also get it at two different focus scales – metric and imperial units. In case you use some of the other lenses from the series, it’s good to know that focus and iris gear rings are identically positioned among all of them to speed up the lens change. Here are more detailed specs:
XEEN 20mm T1.9 will be launched globally in March 2017, at the recommended price of €2,200 (around 2360$).