Samyang has as we speak introduced a brand new set of Xeen Meister cine lenses. The brand new assortment is kicking off with three lenses at 35mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths, all with a most transmission of T1.3. Oh sure, these are some WIDE aperture lenses! In addition to the three new T1.3 primes, there’s additionally a brand new Xeen Anamorphic 50mm T2.3 2x.
The Xeen title has been round for some time within the Samyang lineup, however Xeen Meister is the title Samyang is giving to their most premium of cine lenses. What may be very new, although, is the anamorphic lens. Rumours have been round for some time now that Samyang was engaged on an anamorphic lens, nevertheless it’s taken some time to carry it to fruition. Properly, now, Samyang’s first anamorphic lens, the Xeen Anamorphic 50mm T2.3 2x, is official.
There’s no phrase on a value but for the Xeen Anamorphic 50mm T2.3, though rumours counsel that Samyang’s goal value is round half that of comparable merchandise available on the market. Don’t get too excited, although, even at half value, a 50mm T2.3 2x anamorphic lens nonetheless in all probability isn’t going to be low cost, however for those who’ve already bought your thoughts set on one thing costly, it would possibly be price holding out a bit of longer for those who’re not in an enormous rush.
However what we do find out about it’s that it has a big picture circle of 43.2mm, a full-frame discipline of view of 68.4° x 26.9° (on full-frame cameras) and will probably be accessible solely in PL mount. It has a built-in 158 tooth module 0.8 gear for the main target with a 300° rotation angle for exact focus management from 1 metre to infinity. A 136 tooth module 0.8 gear drives the iris with an 89.5° throw. It’s additionally a heavy lens, weighing in at a whopping 3.9kg (8.5lb) and has a entrance diameter of 114mm.
As for the Xeen Meister 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.3 and 85mm T1.3, properly, there doesn’t appear to be any costs on these but, both, however Samyang says they’re the quickest full-frame cine prime lenses on the market with a vibrant T1.3 aperture and so they’ll produce sharp outcomes at resolutions as much as 8K. These ones can be found in a number of mounts, together with PL, Canon EF and Sony E for native assist on a variety of cameras.
All three lenses are primarily equivalent in kind issue, measuring 127mm in diameter and 122mm, 130mm and 156mm in size for PL, EF and E mounts respectively. Their weights, whereas barely completely different to one another are additionally pretty shut within the 1.9-2.3kg vary relying on focal size and mount. This lets you simply swap between them with out having to rebalance and regulate your complete rig.
All the lenses function a 13-blade aperture and have a minimal focus distance of 34cm, 45cm and 80cm for the 35mm, 50mm and 85mm lenses respectively, and every has a module 0.8 focus gear with a 300° rotation and an aperture ring rotation of 92°. Just like the Xeen Anamorphic 50mm T2.3 above, the entrance diameter is 114mm.
Whereas there are not any costs on the brand new lenses but, nor an official launch date, I don’t assume we’ll have to attend too lengthy. Samyang says that the lenses will see their grand unveiling at Micro Salon AIC in Rome, Italy between November 26-28 and Micro Salon AEC in Madrid, Spain, December 10-Eleventh. Should you can’t make it to these reveals, although, there’s extra information on the Samyang web site about each the Xeen Meister Prime and Xeen Anamorphic lenses.