Rokinon Announces a New Autofocus Full Frame 50mm f1.4 Sony E Mount Lens

July 19, 20161 Comment

Rokinon Sony AF Lens

Just announced on Rokinon’s Facebook page a new line of autofocus lenses in Sony E Mount. I think this is a great decision to go with the E Mount since we need more options. Well maybe not in the 50mm area. Almost to many in that focal length. Rokinon has really stepped up in the last year tackling cinema lenses and now moving into auto focus. This is hard tech to do for a third party lens company. Every camera has different protocols and making auto focus work isn’t an easy thing to do. As for how the focus system will work? I’m not clear on that. Hopefully it won’t be “focus by wire” and still have that manual focus feel when not in AF mode. Yes it’s frustrating to shoot video with fully electronic lenses.

Very interested in trying out these new lenses. Pricing looks to be around $699.00.

The 50mm F1.4 will start shipping in August.

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  1. David says:

    If these new Rokinon lenses use “focus-by-wire” tech, I would love to see the focus speed remain exactly relative to how fast you move the focus ring. Focus-by-wire that mimics mechanical focus would be a HUGE selling point for videographers. Rokinon, are you listening?

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