If you're a mirrorless camera user in search of a third party lens, you could be in luck. Today, Rokinon announced the release of their new high speed 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Compact and the 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC Compact “made for mirrorless” lenses. The lenses are designed specifically for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and compact system cameras and will be available in mounts for Sony E, Micro 4/3, Fuji X, and Canon M. The lens will also be available in black or silver.
The fast and wide prime 21mm f/1.4 Compact is a wide angle manual focus lens for APS-C sensors and has the potential for capturing great landscape and interior shots. On the other hand, the high-speed portrait prime 50mm f/1.2 Compact could make for an affordable option as a portrait lens on APS-C mirrorless cameras.
The lenses boast some interesting features, including a removable lens hood, a non-rotating filter mount, Rokinon Ultra Multi-Coating, nine aperture blades for superb bokeh, a smooth and fully damped focusing ring, and a high-strength aluminum alloy chassis and mount.
The lenses are 21mm f/1.4 is available for pre-order here, while the 50mm f/1.2 is available for pre-order here. Rokinon also hinted that Cine versions of each lens will be available in the near future. While Rokinon has a good track record for making decent, affordable lenses for popular camera systems, only time will tell if these lenses will be able to capture sharp, clear images and save you money or if the savings won’t be worth the headache.