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Samyang announce 135mm T2.2 XEEN cine prime lens

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Samyang are slowly but surely building their XEEN range into a complete set for shooters looking for cine primes at a slightly more budget-friendly price than has been possible from other more established brands. The XEEN family comprises 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses – and now Samyang have announced a 135mm focal length that slots into the range at the long end, albeit with a slightly slower T-stop than most of the other options.

The XEEN range is certainly robust, and although pricey compared to DSLR lenses, against other brands' cine offerings they offer decent value.
The XEEN range is certainly robust, and although pricey compared to DSLR lenses, against other brands’ cine offerings they offer decent value.

The 135mm does however share the common 114mm-sized front; standard-pitch gear rings for iris and focus; declicked aperture control; and metric/imperial markings of the other XEEN lenses. It is also available in five (!) different mounts: PL, EF, F, E and Micro Four Thirds, and will also cover up to full frame-sized sensors.

We’ve covered the XEEN range before and have been pretty impressed by what we’ve seen – although the cine-ised housings mean they aren’t quite the mega bargain that their V-DSLR range stablemates are.

Samyang hope that the 135mm XEEN will be shipping from August for around €2,200. As soon as we’re able to test a sample we’ll let you know.

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