Rokinon Release 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens And 16mm T2.2 Cine

After all the rumours, Rokinon aka Samyang, has finally announce a new 50 mm cine lens, which will be officially introduced (and shown) at Photokina in Cologne, this September.  At the same time the company has announced a new 16mm cine lens.

If you’re unsure of how the T-stop relates to the usual F-stop, the two are similar but where an F-stop is an ‘equation’ the T-stop is a ‘measurement’ of where the light hits the sensor. For those who really want to know the difference between the two, we’ve put up a video of Richard Schleuning (from Zeiss) explaining it, at the end of this article.

Basically, it means the T1.5 on the 50mm works out (generally) as a F1.4, so it’s very similar in terms of how it’s used when filming.

So onto the specs:

Rockinon 50mm  T1.5 AS UMC EF-mount Cine Lens

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC EF-mount Cine Lens

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens

The 50mm is a manual focus lens which comes in a variety of mounts (Canon EF, Sony A, Nikon F, Sony E & Micro Four Thirds).

  • A Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings
Rockinon 50mm  T1.5 AS UMC A-mount Cine Lens (back)

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC A-mount Cine Lens (back)

Lens Mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) Full Frame: 50mm
APS-C: 75mm
APS-C, Canon: 80mm
Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds: 100mm
Maximum Aperture T1.5
Minimum Aperture T22
Angle of View Full Frame: 46.2°
APS-C: 30.8°
APS-C, Canon: 29.0°
Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds: 23.6°
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.5′ / 0.45 m
Autofocus Motor N/A
Image Stabilization N/A
Weather Resistance N/A
Lens Construction 9 elements / 6 groups (1 aspherical & 1 hybrid aspherical)
Diaphragm Blades 8
Filter Ring Diameter 77mm
Dimensions (D x L) 3.2 x 2.8-4.0″ (81.6 x 72.2-101.0mm) depending on mount
Weight 1.2-1.4 lb (545-640 g) depending on mount

Price and Availability

The 50mm cine lens is currently available for pre-order at a price of US$549.

Rockinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens (side)

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens (side)


Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Wide Angle Cine Lens

Features a “de-clicked” aperture to reduce noise and jerking motion. This lens is designed for video and is follow-focus compatible. Available in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Samsung NX,Fuji X, Mirrorless and MFT mounts.

The Aperture Range is T2.2 to T22

  • The Optical Construction is 13 element in 11 groups
  • (1 aspherical & 1 hybrid aspherical lens)
  • The Minimum Focusing Distance is 7.87 inches
  • The Maximum Diameter is 3.26 inches

Dimensions and Weight

  • 3.8 x 3.3 x 3.3(in.)
  • 2.0lbs
Rockinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens, Canon EF mount (rear)

Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens, Canon EF mount (rear)




Sony a


Canon M

Samsung NX

Fuji X

Sony E



Angle of View APS-C













Price and Availability

The 16mm cine lens will be available for purchase in September at a cost of US$449.

1 Comment

  • Reply August 26, 2014

    Thanh Ngo

    For “Rockinon” 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens (side), I saw an T-S 3.5 24mm… and I think the “Rokinon” 16mm T2.2 was released for a while…

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