15 Jan 2018

Rokinon releases 14mm F2.8 AF prime for Canon EF mount

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The latest Rokinon glass has been designed specifically for Canon EOS Digital full-frame DSLRs The latest Rokinon glass has been designed specifically for Canon EOS Digital full-frame DSLRs Rokinon

Rokinon launches a new 14mm F2.8 ultra-wide full-frame auto-focus lens for Canon’s EF mount less than three months after introducing its 35mm F1.4 AF full-frame for Sony’s E mount. 

The new 14mm prime is not only Rokinon’s first auto-focus lens engineered for Canon, but it also is its first model to offer weather sealing. The new lens was built for professional use and uncompromising optical performance. It meets or exceeds the performance characteristics of other professional ultra-wides and has a low MSRP of $999.00. The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens, which is more or less comparable with a 114.2° angle of view, sells for $1,600.

The Rokinon has been designed specifically for Canon EOS Digital full-frame DSLRs and offers an F2.8 aperture, uncompromising optical performance, sealing against the elements and a rounded 7-blade aperture for pleasing bokeh and star effects. Compared to others in its class, the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 AF Prime for Canon EF mount provides reduced size and weight, a wider angle of view of 116.6°, and its new AF design takes advantage of the minimised weight and movement of the focusing lens group for accurate, faster and even quieter operation than competing systems.

A total of 15 elements in 10 groups along with UMC anti-reflective coatings are used to maximise image quality. One Extra Low Dispersion, two Aspherical and four High Refractive Index lens elements combine for what Rokinon calls an outstanding image clarity, contrast, colour fidelity and a high-resolution from the centre to the corners of the image as can be seen on its MTF chart.

rokinon canon 14mm MTF chart

Additional features include a durable all-metal housing with a built-in lens hood, a Manual/Auto Focus switch and full compatibility with APS-C Canon EF mount cameras, where it will provide an equivalent focal length of approximately 22.4mm.

The Rokinon 14mm F2.8 AF Full Frame Ultra-Wide for Canon EF mount will be available from authorised Rokinon dealers in the first quarter of 2018.

Specifications

APERTURE RANGE F2.8 - F22
OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION 15 Glass Elements in 10 Groups (1 ED + 2 Aspherical + 4 HRI)
COATING Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC)
MIN. FOCUSING DIST. MAGNIFICATION RATIO FILTER SIZE 7.8” (0.20m)
DIAPHRAGM BLADES 7
MAX. DIAMETER3.6” (90.5mm)
COVERAGE Full Frame (FX)

Erik Vlietinck

Based in Holland and Belgium, Erik Vlietinck is the publisher of the IT Enquirer, a pan-European online publication covering multimedia content production.

He also regularly creates online textual and video content for websites of companies across Europe and writes for Photoshop User and occasionally contributes to Post Magazine. Erik has been a freelance writer for over a dozen IT-magazines in Great-Britain, Holland and Belgium.

He has written product reports on editorial systems, superwide format UV-curing inkjets, Postscript RIPs and DAM systems. From 1998 to 2004 Erik wrote the Administrator Guides for DMPartners’ linguistic search engine for publishers and WoodWing Software’s Enterprise 7 cross-media publishing system.

Up to 1990, Erik served as a solicitor at the Antwerp Bar Association and a lecturer at Vlekho, a university located in Brussels, where he bored post-graduate students with IT contracts law.

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