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Samyang Announces XEEN 20mm Video-Cine Lens
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 7, 2017 @ 09:40 PM (EST)
Source: DPReview

Samyang has announced the new XEEN 20mm T1.9 full-frame wide-angle lens for professional video and cinematography applications. The 20mm lens fits in Samyang’s existing lineup of XEEN lenses, which includes the 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm.

The new lens wil be available for five different mounts—PL, EF, F, E, and MFT—and with two different focus scales (metric and imperial). Shipping in March, the XEEN 20mm T1.9 is priced at £1799.99, which is about $2,250.

For more information, read the press release below.
 



PRESS RELEASE

Samyang Announce XEEN 20mm T1.9

A global optics brand Samyang Optics announces a new XEEN 20mm T1.9 lens for professional video-cine. This lens brings the range of XEEN cinema lenses to eight and complements the existing lenses: 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. The new XEEN 20mm offers outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production for filming video and cinema.

XEEN is a specialized brand of professional video-cine lenses launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN series are designed for the ultra-high definition video environment and feature outstanding optical performance for 4K and above. The lenses also feature X-Coating Technology and 11 aperture blades that help create beautiful and round bokeh to introduce emotional and natural expression.

The 24mm x 36mm negative size allows XEEN lenses to not only work with full frame cameras, but also Super 35, APS-C, APS-H and APS-P cameras. XEEN lenses are available in five different mounts – PL, EF, F, E, and MFT – and two different focus scales – metric and imperial units. All focus and iris gear rings are identically positioned among eight lenses to speed up the lens changes.

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