Yet To Be Announced Rokinon 100mm Macro f/2.8 Appeared on B&H

Apr 2, 2015

Liron Samuels

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Yet To Be Announced Rokinon 100mm Macro f/2.8 Appeared on B&H

Apr 2, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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The listing, which has since been removed, revealed a few details a day before the expected announcement. (Other territories should probably expect the Samyang branding of this lens)

As we reported earlier, the lens will be a 100mm f/2.8 macro and turns out it will also be available in Fuji X, Samsung NX, MFT and Sony E-mount versions.

While the price is significantly lower than rumored, and the lens seems to be nicely built, it does not feature the “unparalleled” features we had hoped for.

The X mount lens will be selling for $549 according to the B&H listing, and we expect a slight variance between the various mounts.

Offering an aperture range of f/2.8-f/32, Ultra Multi-Coating, one High Refractive Index Element, one Extra-Low Dispersion Element, internal focusing and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm the lens seems to have what it takes to offer a quality lens that will please those willing to use a manual lens.

Those hoping the “unparalleled” feature would be a magnification ratio higher than 1:1 will be disappointed to see there’s nothing special in that regard. The lens will offer the standard 1:1 macro lens magnification with a 1-foot minimum focusing distance.

Shipping for this mount of the lens was stated as April 27th but, just like with the price, there could be a small discrepancy between the different mounts.

We will update tomorrow once the official details are released.

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4 responses to “Yet To Be Announced Rokinon 100mm Macro f/2.8 Appeared on B&H”

  1. alien Avatar
    alien

    How can a useful macro lens have a 1 foot focus distance? We need 1 inch for small critters?

    1. cbenci Avatar
      cbenci

      Agreed Alien, that must be a typo or error.

      1. Fredrik Mörk Avatar
        Fredrik Mörk

        1 foot min focus distance sounds right to me. Most 100mm 1:1 macros have min focus distance around 1 foot (such as the Canon, Sigma and Nikon ones). Note that min focus distance is measured from sensor/film plane, not the front of the lens.

        1. cbenci Avatar
          cbenci

          Good point Fredrick. Forgot about from the sensor measurement.