New Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS fisheye lens announced

Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS fisheye lens 2Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS fisheye lens
Rokinon announced a new 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS fisheye lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A and Sony E mounts:

  • Canon EF Mount Lens/ Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T3.1 to 22
  • Three Extra Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal and UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus; Internal Focus System
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Rings
  • De-Clicked Manual Aperture Ring
  • 180º Angle of View
  • Removable Petal-Shaped Lens Hood

Specifications:

Mount Canon EF Mount
Format Full Frame/35mm
Focal Length 12mm
Aperture Range T3.1 to T22
Angle of View Full-Frame: 180º
APS-C: 118º
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9" (20 cm)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 8 groups including 3 ED and 2 hybrid elements
Diaphragm Blades 7
Filter Diameter N/A
Diameter Focus Gear Diameter: 3.21" (81.6 mm)
Aperture Gear Diameter: 2.90" (73.6 mm)
Maximum Diameter: 3.21 " (81.6 mm)
Length 2.86" (72.7 mm)
Weight 18.52 oz (525 g)

Overview:

The 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount from Rokinon is a lens optimized for digital cinematography and as such provides a de-clicked manual aperture for smooth and silent adjustment and unified focus and aperture gears for use with follow focus accessories. Also, focus, aperture, and depth of field markings are on the side of the lens to aid focus pullers who typically operate on the side of the camera. Aperture is measured in absolute T-stops to provide accurate and consistent exposure across lenses and color rendition is matched with other Rokinon cine lenses for consistency.

This fisheye lens provides a 180º diagonal angle of view on full-frame cameras for an ultra-wide angle, distorted perspective that is useful for architectural interiors, landscapes and creative experimentation in any application. The T3.1 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and enables some measure of shallow depth of field control.

The lens' optical design consists of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three elements made of low dispersion ED glass and two aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and chromatic aberrations. Highly effective nano crystal anti-reflection (NCS) coating applied together with UMC coatings improve light transmission and reduce ghosting. Its internal focus system does not extend the front elements during focus and minimizes the effects of lens breathing.

  • This Canon EF Mount manual focus lens optimized for digital cinema provides a de-clicked manual aperture for smooth and silent adjustment and unified focus and aperture gears for use with a traditional follow focus. Also, focus, aperture, and depth of field markings are on the side of the lens to aid focus pullers who typically operate on the side of the camera. Aperture is measured in absolute T-stops to provide accurate and consistent exposure across lenses and color rendition is matched with other Rokinon cine lenses for consistency.
  • An ultra wide-angle fisheye lens with a 12mm focal length on full-frame cameras and an 19.2mm equivalency when used on APS-C and Super 35mm format cameras. Its distorted perspective is useful for interiors, landscapes, group shots and many creative wide-angle applications.
  • Extra low dispersion and aspherical lens elements reduce aberrations for sharp, color-accurate imaging.
  • Nano crystal coating and ultra multi-coating on the lens elements improves light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare.
  • Sturdy metal barrel with removable petal-shaped lens hood.
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  • Spy Black

    Just curious, have Rokinon and Samyang merged as a company?

    • Kynikos

      Two different brands, same company. Like Chevrolet and what used to be Pontiac.
      Also “Bower”.
      Maybe others.

      Read on another site that they will also white-label lenses as required, so they would rebadge lenses as “Spy Black” lenses if you wanted to take 1000 to a Spy Convention and sell them. Discreetly, of course 🙂

      • Spy Black

        I understand that, however Rokinon did not develop that lens, Samyang did. Therefore it is Samyang that should be making this announcement, not Rokinon.

        • duck

          my understanding is that: Rokinon = Samyang USA.

          • Spy Black

            Nope. Two independent companies.

  • Zos Xavius

    Is this really multiple mount? The press release seem to be only for ef-s.

  • Aeroengineer

    I was going to ask how on earth a 12mm focal length lens has a 180 degree field of view on a full frame sensor. But I guess the answer is contained in the word “distorted.”

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