New Rokinon/Samyang 12mm lens!

Rokinon/Samyang have been pioneering high quality photography and VDSLR lenses for a number of years now, and with the introduction of their Cine lens range they are a must have for intermediate kit choice for a number of reasons:

  • Incredible build quality results in top images; compared with Canon L series, this glass holds up nicely.
  • Price; cheap enough to get a whole kit for the price of one L series lens.
  • Manual control; much better for video, allowing subtle aperture changes and precise control.
  • Small size; I've got 3 and they all come out with me. They aren't large lenses to carry or use on camera.
New Rokinon 12mm cine lens

Rokinon announce another cine lens to their line up; the 12mm F/2.8 (digital photo) or T/3.1 in the VDSLR model. An ultra-wide fisheye, perfect for large landscapes, extreme perspectives, fast sports and music vids.

Personally, if I was to purchase this new lens I would go for the 12mm F/2.8 digital photo model for use on crop sensor cameras for an effective ~18mm focal length.

What are your thoughts?