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We all want to save money in the photography/video industry, but most of the time saving money means sacrificing quality. Yes, many times, the more expensive an item is the better the quality, but there are some great combinations and options that can help you save some money and still produce great results. You can save money in most areas and here are a couple of combinations to help get you started.
If you are going to get some nice landscape photography done and the Canon 5D Mark IV Camera is out of your price range then you can definitely give the Canon 60D Camera a shot and pair it up with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. Another nice wide angle lens, that may be more budget friendly, is the Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 Lens. No matter what way you decide to mix and match these options you are going to get a satisfying result.
If you are doing some professional video work and can't afford a Cooke 25mm T2.8 miniS4/i Cine Lens then you can give the Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens a try, which is definitely a great runner up I am sure you will be satisfied with!
No matter which area of equipment you decide to dive into, The Lens Depot has you covered on all ends! So go ahead and check out the options that work best for you and your budget!
This week we've added the Rokinon Xeen series of lenses to our expanding lineup of cinematic lenses. With focal lengths ranging from 14mm up to 85mm, these lenses should be a welcome addition to just about any production.
On the surface, the specs of these lenses look very similar to the existing Rokinon prime lenses we carry, and they do have some similarities. While the Rokinon DS series we have are great for the money, these lenses are much better geared (no pun intended) for cinema use. Each lens is multi-coated for excellent contrast and flare control. They are all factory color matched as well, allowing every individual lens to be very close to one another with very minimal color shift. The apertures also have 11-blades compared to the 8 of the Rokinon DS series for excellent highlights and very smooth bokeh.
The biggest difference in the Xeen's comes from the construction. All of the lenses have a robust metal housing with focus and T-stop scales on both sides of the lens. The position of the iris and focus controls are in the same place on all of the lenses, and they all share the same common 114mm front diameter. This makes changing the lenses out in a rig (Like the Redrock DSLR Cinema Bundle or Redrock Mini Studio Rig) almost seamless since you don't have to re-position follow focus controls or matte box donuts to accommodate.
The Rokinon Xeen's are available now in PL mount. We have also added an adapter from Wooden Camera to go from PL to the Sony E-Mount, allowing you to use these on cameras like the FS7, FS5, or even the A7S II.
Rent the Rokinon Xeen 14mm T3.1 Lens for PL Mount
Rent the Rokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens for PL Mount
Rent the Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 Lens for PL Mount
Rent the Rokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens for PL Mount
Rent the Rokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens for PL Mount