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Rokinon XEEN 20mm T1.9: Filling out the Cine Lens Lineup


Residing between the 16mm and 24mm focal lengths, the Rokinon XEEN 20mm T1.9 further fills out the XEEN cinema prime lineup. Not quite as wide as the 16mm, yet wider than the 24mm existing XEEN options, the 20mm also features a wider aperture than its wider brethren, with its iris opening up to a T value of 1.9, as opposed to 2.6. These aspects make it good for close-up wide shots that require shallow depth-of-field or establishing shots in low-light scenarios.

Physically, the 20mm T1.9 is similar in shape and size to the existing lenses. Its geared focus and iris rings are in the same position relative to the mount, saving time when it comes to securing lens accessories such as matte boxes or follow focuses. The gears on the lens are of the cinema standard 0.8 MOD, so most lens motors and follow focuses will mesh with the focus and iris rings out of the box.

ARRI PL, Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT, and Sony E mount varieties of this lens are available on the B&H SuperStore website. At the time of writing, ARRI PL and Canon EF are available for immediate order, while the other mount options can be preordered.

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