August 14, 2020
Samyang offers a new version of its VDSLR lenses with better housing and classic cine features.
Samyang, or Rokinon depending on where you live, started out developing cine lenses in part because places like Duclos Lenses offered cine-mods of its popular still lenses. As they became more popular among filmmakers, the company rolled out its flagship XEEN line, and then just this year, updated it with a sleeker XEEN CF series that are 8K compatible in a range of focal lengths from 16mm to 85mm.
Now, the company has come full circle and redesigned its VDSLR line with a sleeker lens in the VDSLR MK2. For Rokinon users, this would be the Cine DS line; the new version is called Cine DSX. What Samyang has done is take everything good about the lens and improved upon it.