Samyang Optics, better known as Rokinon in the United States, announced today a brand new lens for the Sony E-Mount ecosystem. Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 is the third lens in the South Korean company’s lineup of autofocus lenses. Rokinon claims that it offers great performance in a really small package, as it measures only 1.3″ and weighs just 3 oz (85 grams).
This is a great travel and street lens for owners of Sony Alpha 7 series cameras. Of course, Sony 6000 series users can use this lens as well. In this case, the lens offers similar field of view you’d get from a 52mm lens on a full frame body. Finally, Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 features 7-bladed aperture, which should deliver smooth bokeh.
The lens should start shipping in July and is priced at $399 in the United States. You can preorder it via B&H Photo.