Rokinon Xeen CF 16mm T2.6

The Xeen CF line continues to grow. Rokinon has announced two new wide-angle XEEN CF Professional Cine Lenses for PL, Canon EF and Sony E mount.

The new lenses are the Xeen CF 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5 models. According to Rokinon, the “CF” in the name stands for “Carbon Fiber” and “Compact and Flexible.” The company claims that the lens will feature a compact size and good versatility. The Rokinon 16 mm weighs in total 2.0 lbs (0.9 kg ) and measures 3.24in (82.3 mm) in length. As for the 35 mm T1.5 model, it weighs 2.4 lbs and measures 3.24in in length.

Rokinon Xeen CF 35mm T1.5
Rokinon Xeen CF 35mm T1.5

Additionally, both lenses are compatible with gimbals, drones and compact and lightweight cameras. Rokinon says it was able to accomplish its versatility by “utilizing carbon fiber construction rather than metal for a sturdier, lighter, durable and more future-oriented design and appearance.”

Xeen CF 16mm T2.6 and 35mm T1.5 overview

  • T1.5 and T2.6 apertures
  • Dual left and right side scales
  • Available in PL, Canon EF and Sony E mount
  • Carbon Fiber build
  • Eleven blade apertures
  • Compatible with large image sensors (43.3mm image circle)
  • Luminous markings
  • Standard 95mm front diameters
  • XEEN X-Coating
  • Uniform focus and aperture ring locations

Rokinon additionally says the Xeen CF lenses provide “smooth, soft and dreamy bokeh. They come with 8K support and X-coating that controls internal light reflections to create a “distinctive look and dramatic effects.”

Pricing and availability

The Rokinon 35mm T1.5 and 16mm T2.6 lenses will be sold for $2499.

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