New York, NY—Rokinon introduced the Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 full-frame ultrawide lens for the Canon RF mount. Billed the first autofocus 14mm RF-mount prime lens, its 113.9º ultrawide angle view is currently the widest available for any autofocus prime lens for Canon R mirrorless cameras.
“Currently, Canon R series camera users have to utilize an EF/EF-S type lens plus an expensive mount adapter to enjoy the performance of an autofocusing ultrawide-angle prime lens,” the company announced. “The resulting size and weight is not ideal for a mirrorless camera. However, the new AF Rokinon is designed exclusively to prioritize the user experience of mirrorless cameras.”
Moreover, by reducing the length of the flange back, the lens’s overall length and weight were also reduced to enhance balance and usability. A reduction in the weight of the focusing lens also allows for faster and quieter AF performance.
Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 RF Specs
Optically, this AF Rokinon 14mm RF-mount lens offers a bright f/2.8 aperture. In addition, its rounded 7-blade aperture also helps produce pleasing bokeh and star effects.
In addition, the lens boasts a 14-element, 10-group design that utilizes six special elements: three aspherical; one high-refractive index; and two extra-low dispersion elements. Along with UMC antireflective coatings, they provide minimum distortion from corner to corner.
Furthermore, the new full-frame prime lens features a manual/autofocus switch and a 7.9-inch minimum focusing distance. Other features include: dust- and moisture-resistant weather sealing; a built-in lens hood; an aluminum alloy housing; and a rear filter holder to allow the use of gel filters without vignetting.
The AF Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 full-frame ultrawide lens for Canon R series mirrorless cameras will ship in December. It will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799.