Elite Brands has announced the addition of the Rokinon 16mm T2.6 super-wide-angle to the Cine DS lens system for film and video. The series grows to 12, with the new lens joining the 10mm T2.2 (APS-C), 12mm T3.1 (FF Fisheye), 14mm T3.1 (FF), 16mm T2.2 (APS-C), 16mm T2.6 (FF), 20mm T1.9 (FF), 24mm T1.5 (FF), 35mm T1.5 (FF), 50mm T1.5 (FF), 85mm T1.5 (FF), 100mm T3.1 (FF Macro) and 135mm T2.2 (FF). The lenses are tightly color-matched across the series.
With nine aperture blades, the full-frame 16mm T2.6 can deliver a shallower depth of field than the 14mm. It features 14 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical, two extra-low dispersion and two high refractive lens elements, plus Rokinon’s Ultra Multi Coating and a computer-designed built-in petal-shaped lens hood to minimize aberrations, distortion and ghosting. The lens is calibrated in T stops (to T22) to provide accurate, consistent exposure, with de-clicked aperture for smooth, silent adjustment. Minimum focusing distance is 11.8 inches.
Priced at $599, the Rokinon 16mm T2.6 is available in Canon, Sony E, Nikon and Micro 4/3 mounts. The lens is scheduled for June 1, 2017 delivery.
See the press release below: