Rokinon aka Samyang has introduced a new lens for Nikon 1-series mirrorless cameras in the body of the 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye optic.
Samyang has launched the 50mm T1.5 (f/1.4) AS UMC lens for multiple camera systems a few days ago, giving photographers a reason to visit the company’s booth at Photokina 2014.
It seems like the South Korean manufacturer has many other plans for the event, as the Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens has just become available for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo, although it has not been announced officially on its website.
Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens revealed for Nikon 1-system mirrorless cameras
As you may be aware of, Rokinon is just one of Samyang’s multiple brands. The company is trying to kill most of them, but Rokinon is here to stay. In order to prove that this is true, a new lens has been released for pre-order bearing this brand.
The aforementioned Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens is aimed exclusively at Nikon 1-series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
This means that if you own a CX-format camera, then you will be able to mount this baby on your shooter. Its 35mm equivalent will stand at about 20.25mm, according to the listing on the retailer’s website.
Additionally, the aperture is fixed at f/8, so you will not be to change it at all. It is also worth mentioning that the petal-like lens hood is built into the optic, so users will not be able to remove it.
Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens released for pre-order
The product listing says that this is a fisheye lens with a 162-degree angle-of-view, so it will be very good for capturing landscapes as well as indoor photography.
The minimum focusing distance of the Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens stands at 11.8-inches / 30-centimeters, but users will have to be very careful with close-up photography because only manual focusing is supported.
Samyang has added an aluminum alloy barrel into the optic and its focus ring is made out of rubber. It is worth pointing out that the internal design consists of four glass elements divided into four groups.
This Rokinon-branded lens weighs only 220 grams / 7.76 ounces and it is available for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo for a price of $175. As stated above, expect to see this product at Photokina 2014 in mid-September.