Rokinon officially announces the RF 14mm f/2.8 and RF 85mm f/1.4

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Press Release:
(New York, New York) March 26, 2019 – ROKINON is proud to announce its new 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 full frame lenses built for the Canon EOS R mirrorless system.
This ultra wide-angle and fast telephoto are the first 14mm and 85mm prime lenses with precision manual focus control to be available in Canon RF mount.
Both lenses sport a new exterior design with a contemporary look that matches and handles well with Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Each lens offers a metal chassis, weather sealing, a metal aperture control with a slip-resistant matte finish, and Ultra Multi-Coating.
The new ROKINON 14mm f/2.8 Canon RF mount ultra wide-angle lens provides a dramatic rectilinear 115.7° view that can focus as close as 11inches and is perfect for astrophotography, landscapes, extreme sports, interiors, and real estate imagery.
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Franklyok

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Rokinon , Zeiss and some other 3rd party lens manufacturers are never going to produce AF thanks to closed Canon mount. Sony e-mount is open , AFAIK , so canon open up the mount.
 

navastronia

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Why is this lens listed for (at least) $150 or so more in RF than in any other mount? Seems like a meaningless markup.

EDIT - OK, looking at the product photos, the outside of the lens is a new design. Guess the extra money you spend is going into a fancy housing!
 
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Trey T

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Why is this lens listed for (at least) $150 or so more in RF than in any other mount? Seems like a meaningless markup.
You answered your own question/premise. If you buy four of them (theoretically), you'll spend an excess of about $600. The two top canon RF adapters cost that much.
 

Trey T

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Feb 6, 2019
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Rokinon , Zeiss and some other 3rd party lens manufacturers are never going to produce AF thanks to closed Canon mount. Sony e-mount is open , AFAIK , so canon open up the mount.
Sony has to, to compete. Sony has to propel fast and be loose to capture part of the market. Hopefully, it will force Canon, the biggest player in the AF lens game, to compete against smaller player like Sony.
 

PerKr

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Rokinon , Zeiss and some other 3rd party lens manufacturers are never going to produce AF thanks to closed Canon mount. Sony e-mount is open , AFAIK , so canon open up the mount.
Well, it's their loss. Sony's mount isn't entirely open either, not like the micro 4/3 mount.
 

flip314

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Looks like they welded the EF to RF mount on their existing line
Given how much some people irrationally hate adapters, I think it's a solid business move. (I realize that some adapters have some issues, but these are MF lenses, and the Canon adapter is flawless by all accounts)