|Rokinon XEEN CF 16mm T1.5|
Rokinon has announced a pair of wide-angle primes that add to Rokinon’s growing lineup of XEEN CF Professional Cine Lenses for Canon EF, PL and Sony E mount camera systems. The 16mm T1.5 and 35mm T1.5 round out Rokinon’s Xeen CF lineup alongside the previously-announced 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses.
As with the other three primes in the lineup, the ‘CF’ denotes the carbon fiber used in the construction of the lenses’ barrels for these lenses. The use of carbon fiber reduces the weight of the lenses compared to metal housing, with the 16mm and 35mm primes weighing .9kg (2lbs) and 1.1kg (2.4lbs), respectively.
|Rokinon XEEN CF 35mm T1.5|
Both lenses feature an eleven-blade aperture, a 95mm front filter thread, a 200-degree focus throw and dual-side focus scales made of luminescent material for easier viewing in low-light conditions. Both lenses also use Rokinon’s X-Coatings for improved control of internal reflections.
No pricing or availability information has been shared at this time, but all of the other XEEN CF lenses in Rokinon’s lineup retail for $2,495, so it’s not unreasonable to assume these will cost the same. However, DPReview has contacted Rokinon for more details and will update the article accordingly if we receive a response.