Samyang announces a new 14mm T3.1 ultra-wide angle addition to their recently introduced VDSLR MK2 cine lens set. First launched last Summer, the MK2 VDSLR series offer compact and versatile cine lenses for those video creators on a budget.
In addition to the latest 14mm T3.1, the Samyang MK2 line-up now includes five of the most frequently used focal lengths: Samyang 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5. All lenses in the range cover full-frame sensors.
Samyang 14mm T3.1 Full-Frame VDSLR MK2 Lens
And when it comes to lens mounts, all 5 VDSLR MK2 lenses are compatible with a wide range of camera systems including:
- Canon EF, Canon RF, Canon M,
- Sony E,
- Nikon F,
- Fuji X,
- Micro Four Thirds.
Technical Specifications and Features
Much like their predecessors, the Mark II VDSLR lenses retain their compact size and footprint. Thus, making them perfect for hand-held and gimbal setups.
Moreover, the latest 14mm T3.1 MK2 measures only 9.6cm in length. Also, it weighs just 650.2g, which is just slightly heavier compared to the previously announced Samyang 50mm T1.5 MK2, which is 7.47cm long and weighs only 525.8g.
De-clicked Aperture Rings, Smooth Focus for Video
Naturally, the Mark II VDSLR lenses come with de-clicked aperture rings and standard pitch geared rings (focus and aperture). The focus throw of over 130 degrees enables cinematographers to focus precisely and use lens motors and follow focus systems.
Advanced Optical Formula
Furthermore, the new Samyang 14mm using 4 types of special lens elements including an aspherical element to reduce spherical and optical aberrations. In addition, the optical engineers have implemented three High-Refractive, one Hybrid Aspherical and two Extra-low Dispersion elements to further facilitate clean and sharp images.
Canon RF mount – Rear Filter Holders
Unlike the previous generation, the new Samyang/Rokinon VDSLR MK2 lenses now fully support the latest Canon RF mount. The RF mount versions also have a unique feature – rear filter holders, which allows video creators to use ND and other filters behind the lens.
What’s the Difference Between MK1 and MK2 VDSLR Cine?
- 9 aperture blades for more organic, circular bokeh
- slightly lighter housing
- new back matte finish for more ‘pro’ look
And just like the previous generation, the new MK2 VDSLR lenses cover full-frame sensors and feature a compact size suitable for gimbal use.
Pricing and Availability
The 5-set VDSLR MK2 cine lens rage, including the newest 14mm T3.1 are expected to ship next month in February.
There is no official price yet, however pricing for the MK2 VDSLR lenses starts at $450 USD. Pricing various between lens mounts and the different focal lengths with some going for as high as $749 – such as the case with the Samyang 24mm T1.5 MK2 RF mount.
Learn more about the VDSLR MK2 range at Samyang’s website here.
via Intro2020 UK