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Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 Lens Reviews and Samples

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First reviews and sample images of the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 lenses now available online.

The Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 are the two new fast prime lenses for Canon EF-M mount, Sony E-mount (APS-C), Fujifilm X-mount (APS-C) and Micro Four Thirds mount mirrorless system cameras.

You can see the first test from DSLR Magazine website (see the translation) and ephotozine also published its review for the lenses.

A gallery of the Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 lens samples  and Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 lens samples published by The PhotographyBlog. Both lenses mounted on the Sony A6000 mirrorless camera.

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 Lens Reviews and Samples


From ePHOTOzine verdict:

The Samyang 21mm f/1.4 is a pleasure to use, and after a while we can adapt again to using a fully manual lens. Depth of Field is directly observable on the screen as we are fixed at the working aperture. The f/1.4 aperture is bright enough to make focusing easier and stopping down the lens manually to take the shot becomes second nature. It is a lens that has a very pleasing character, not technically perfect but very much a photographer’s optic. In the real world of image making, I can see that there will be many users who will extract fine images from this.”

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 is a standard prime lens priced at $549 is the combination of the long perspective and bright f/1.2 maximum aperture enables extensive control over focus placement, which is further complemented by the manual focus design and rounded nine-blade diaphragm for a smooth bokeh quality.

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 is a wide-angle prime lens priced at $449 comes with one extra-low dispersion element and a trio of aspherical elements are incorporated into the lens construction, and help to control aberrations and distortions for increased clarity and sharpness.

Both lenses will be shipping on October 7th, 2015.