Samyang introduces new Xeen pro video lens series with interchangeable mounts
Korean lens brand Samyang has announced a new series of video lenses under the Xeen name. They feature wide apertures and resolution that the company says is aimed at users who shoot 4K and above footage. There will be three lenses initially, with 24mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths, and three more to follow next year.
The lenses use an interchangeable mount so users can switch between fittings for PL, Canon, Nikon, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds bodies, and all have identical dimensions and layout so operators can quickly become familiar with controls across the range. Each lens has a maximum aperture of T1.5 and a minimum of T22 via an 11-blade iris, and elements feature the company's X-Coating for sharpness and contrast. The series features distance scales and aperture readings on both sides of the barrel and an accessory thread of 114mm.
Available this month, the lenses cost $2500 plus tax and £1600 including VAT. For more information visit Samyang's Xeen website.
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