XEEN Meister with T1.3 Lenses and a XEEN Anamorphic


We don’t know much about these new XEEN’s other than:

  • 114mm front diameter
  • Weigh between 1.9kg and 2.3kg
  • 35, 50, and 85mm
  • Consistent focus and aperture ring locations
  • PL, Sony E, and Canon EF Mounts
  • Price not released (we are guessing $4000ish each)

Then there is the XEEN Anamorphic 50mm T2.3 which is a big boy:

  • 3.9kg (8.6lbs)
  • 2X stretch
  • Can produce 2.55:1

Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 FE Lens Reviews

While the Samyang AF 24-70mm F2.8 FE is an autofocus photography lens, it made several concessions for video.  First, as you can see above, there is a cine kit option.  Secondly, it’s  parfocal.  Thirdly, there is manual focus override, and lastly, there is step-less aperture control.


Samyang 24-70mm F2.8 AF and Parfocal Lens for Sony FE

We hope Samyang releases a manual focus version of this lens eventually.  Regardless, it’s nice to see competition in the 24-70mm range, and the fact this lens is parfocal should make it stand out to filmmakers.

Key specifications:

  • 17 elements, 14 groups
  • 9 different special lens elements (aspherical, ED, HR, HB)
  • Linear STM autofocus motor
  • $999 or less price
  • 9 bladed rounded aperture
  • 82mm filter
  • 0.35M closer focus
  • Parfocal
  • Custom mode switch on lens
  • For Sony FE