Rokinon and Bower announce 24mm/1.4 Lens

 

Rokinon / Samyang 24mm/f1.4 lens

EDIT 2/26: B+H is now accepting pre-orders @ $699 

 

Rokinon and Bower is essentially a rebranded korean company, originally called Samyang.

Samyang cut its teeth creating security camera lenses. Often times these lenses had to be efficient, wide angle, and fast. Then, I presume, a lightbulb went on in somebody’s head, essentially saying, “Hey guys, we have good quality optics, and there’s a burgeoning indie film market, could we make some money here?”. The answer is a resounding, yes – as some camera tests at Matt Dulcos’ site show the lens side by side with a zeiss prime. The resolution charts show similar results, but I’m often wary of lenses until I see real world skin tones and shooting conditions.

Color me hopeful for some solid, quick glass at an affordable price.

  1. Seriously, vimeo plus members have an upload of .05mp/s? I would hate to see what I’d get if I did not pay.

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