In 2015, Samyang launched XEEN, a professional video-cine lens brand to deliver on the increasing demand for multichannel networks, 4K broadcasting, and independent film productions.
- Following the release of 14mm and 35mm in early 2016, 135mm in July, 24mm, 50mm and 85mm in August, XEEN 16mm T2.6 was announced at Photokina 2016.
- The XEEN family has now grown to seven lenses, and is on the rise.
It is highly expected to complete a full lineup to meet the international needs covering applications for all video productions including cinematography and broadcasting.
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The New XEEN by Samyang (Rokinon) 16mm T2.6 Professional Cine Lens was recently released!
Rokinon’s Xeen 16mm T2.6 Lens is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, minimizing the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good contrast, glare prevention, and color-match to a factory standard, allowing you to assemble a set over time with minimal color shift. This 16mm lens provides what is considered a very wide angle of view on full-frame cameras, and a tighter angle of view on smaller formats.
The lens features dual sided focus scales marked in feet, with dual-sided iris scales. The 11-bladed iris provides a rounded aperture for natural looking highlights and bokeh. The lens is a manual focus and iris lens, and does not have auto focus or auto iris capability. It incorporates cinema-style focus and iris gears that share the same position across the lenses in the Xeen set. The common 114mm front diameter allows for quick lens changes when using a matte box and focus accessories. The focus ring rotates 200° from close focus to infinity. This gives you a high degree of precision when adjusting focus.
The highlights of XEEN 16mm T2.6 include the following: (more…)