XEEN CF Primes: Are These New Lightweight Lenses a Must For Your Kit?

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The smaller, lighter, more flexible version of the popular XEEN primes are now available.

[Editor’s Note: No Film School participated in a sponsored post for Rokinon XEEN. However, all opinions are our own. Rokinon co-produced this video.]

First announced back in September, the full set of XEEN CF primes will be available worldwide at the end of February. The set includes focal length 16, 24, 35, 50 and 85mm. No Film School was able to test pre-production models and we were impressed by the high image quality we were able get from such small, compact lenses. Check out the video below:

The XEEN CF features an all-new lightweight carbon fiber housing that makes them about 0.5 lbs lighter than the original XEEN lenses. The great thing about carbon fiber is that while it’s lightweight like plastic, it doesn’t bend or give as much. It’s stiff, which is a quality you’d hope to find in a lens.

So, this means that these XEEN CF lenses won’t be affected while focusing with your hands or a powerful focus motor, and they won’t weigh you down the way some heavier metal lenses would.

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