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.
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?