Rokinon is the US name for the Samyang brand, and it specialises in fixed focal length manual focus lenses for interchangeable lens DSLRs. It’s announced that it’s now making its Rokinon SP14mm F2.4 full frame in Nikon AE mount – the company says Nikon’s exposure control modes are enabled and EXIF info is registered.
The SP14 is already available in the Canon EF mount and has a sophisticated optical design consisting of 18 elements in 14 groups, with three high refractive index, two Aspherical, two Extra Low Dispersion and one Hybrid Aspherical lens element.
It’s constructed of high quality aluminum alloy with an ergonomically designed shape and grip. Rokinon says the lens “can actually capture more detail than your eyes can see, even beyond the capabilities of the latest high resolution pro cameras”.
Lenses of this type are popular amongst expert photographers willing to swap the convenience of autofocus zoom lenses for the optical quality and direct manual focus of a prime lens.