- Professional cine lens with extremely compact dimensions, for PL mount
- Very low weight thanks to the use of carbon fiber in combination with metal
- Image circle of 43.3mm for S35, ARRI Alexa, Sony Venice, RED Helium / Dragon and Full Frame
- Focal Length 50mm, 8K Resolution, T1.5 - T22
- Luminescent markings
- Perfect also for handheld shooting, on gimbals, car rigs or drones
Innovations, novelties and proven concepts
The XEEN CF series of XEEN cine lenses is characterised by the surprisingly small dimensions of the individual lenses and their extremely low weight. With approximately 40% less volume and 20-30% less weight than previous lenses, the XEEN cine lenses open up completely new possibilities for filmmakers. Samyang's XEEN CF lenses are the first cine lenses in the world to use a carbon fiber lens barrel - hence the name: Carbon Fiber. Their absolutely high-quality craftsmanship combined with their low weight are a big plus for the XEEN CF lenses.
8K resolution, Full Frame Image Circle
The XEEN CF lenses provide 8K resolution and an image circle of 43.3mm. This means that these lenses can be used on full-frame cameras as well as on professional cine cameras such as the ARRI Alexa and Alexa Mini, the Canon EOS C700, the Sony Venice or the RED Helium or Dragon. Cameras with larger sensors like the ARRI Alexa LF and the RED Monstro can use the XEEN CF lenses in most modes, except Open Gate. The XEEN CF lenses can of course be used on smaller sensors like APS-C and APS-H just as well.
The XEEN CF lenses are available with PL, Canon EF and Sony E Mount. The variable look of the image is another characteristic of the versatility of these lenses: when the aperture is open, you get the typical soft look of vintage lenses, often referred to as "creamy": warm, balanced skin tones, gentle bokeh and subtle, harmonious halations. This effect decreases continuously up to aperture T2.8, from where the image becomes clear and "crisp": crystal clear contrasts and sharpness right into the corners allow you to capture realistic and "cool" images. In combination with ND filters, completely different looks are possible with just one lens.
Ready for every shoot
Details such as the side-mounted, luminescent lettering on the lens make working on the set much easier. The gear rings for the Follow Focus systems are now slightly wider, the teeth higher and with rounded corners. The powerful 50mm T1.5 XEEN CF is internally focusing and very versatile.
Like all XEEN CF Cinema lenses, this lens has a resolution of 8K and is of identical design to the other lenses in this line. This means that the length, housing diameter and the position of the aperture and focus rings are exactly the same on all models. So the lens change, no matter if on the rig or on the tripod, is quick and easy even with a Follow Focus System in place.
As usual with cine lenses, this XEEN CF lens also features a steplessly adjustable aperture, side-readable distance and aperture values as well as gear rings for focusing with Follow Focus. With a diameter of only 95mm (instead of 114mm as hitherto), the diameter of the lens has also shrunk considerably. The XEEN CF lenses therefore offer an excellent price-performance ratio.
Usage and quality
This lens range is also ideally suited for use on gimbals, drones or car rigs. The focusing performance is outstanding, even when the aperture is fully open. It can be precisely controlled via the 200° focus path. The close-up limit is 45cm, the aperture path 40°. The exact weight, the exact dimensions and further information can be found in the technical data.
|Anwendungsbereich Objektiv:||Landschaft, Natur, Portrait|
|focal distance:||50 mm|
|Suitable for Sensor:||Vollformat|
|Developed for:||Full Frame|
|Material||Aluminium, Carbon, Rubber, Glass|
|Developed for||Full Frame|
|Suitable for Sensor||Full Frame|
|Number of Aperture Slats||11|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0,45m|
|Field of Application Lens||Countryside, Portrait, Nature|
|Height of Packaging||230mm|
|Length of Packaging||160mm|
|Packaging with Euro Hole||No|
|Weight incl. Packaging||1240g|
|Width of Packaging||160mm|