Rokinon unveils two new mirrorless primes, a 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM EST

Earlier this week Rokinon announced two new fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2.

Rokinon’s new 21mm f/1.4 lens, features manual controls for both its internal focusing mechanism and aperture, the latter of which uses a 9-blade diaphragm design for smooth bokeh at shallow depths of field.

The optical design consists of 3 aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion (ED) element to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing. Rokinon’s ‘Ultra Multi-Coating’ is applied to all lens elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for better contrast and color accuracy.

The Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 is available for pre-order on B&H for $499 in Sony E, Micro 4/3, Fujifilm X and Canon M mounts, all of which come in both black and silver options, except for Canon’s M mount which is limited to black.

 
Rokinon 21mm f/1.4

Rokinon’s new 50mm f/1.2 Lens similarly uses manual controls for both its internal focusing mechanism and aperture. As with its wider sibling, the 50mm f/1.2 uses a 9-blade diaphragm for more aesthetically pleasing bokeh.

The optics within the 50mm f/1.2 contain two aspherical elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, but lack the ED element of the 21mm f/1.4. Also shared between the two lenses is the use of Rokinon’s Ultra Multi-Coating on all optical elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting.

The Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 is available for pre-order on B&H for $549 in Sony E, Micro 4/3, Fujifilm X and Canon M mounts, all of which come in both black and silver options, except for Canon’s M mount which is limited to black.

 
Rokinon 50mm f/1.2

Small, fast and affordable, these new lenses offer an incredible value for any mirrorless photographer.