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Joseph Kahn Director

" XEEN will be a beloved tool in the arsenal of directors all over the world. It sets my heart aflutter. "

Youngchul Kim Cinematographer & Professor

Xeen Lens Review by GH4.CAMERA

" XEEN is the ‘game changer.’
The materials, build quality, optics, mechanics and especially the image, are nothing but amazing. "

“DAMN GOOD. I really like the way the lens looks.”

Harvey Glen Director of Photography

Shane HurlbutA.S.C., Cinematographer

" Incredibly impressive engineering. I didn’t notice barrel distortion or change of frame size when pulling focus – this is remarkable! "

Frank Glencairn is Award winning cinematographer focusing on creating documentaries and short films. One of his recent short films, <Omul> was awarded in Rochester International Film Festival. He is also known for his gear review blog with detailed explanations and samples.

Director Joseph Kahn is one of the legendary directors in generation. From 1990s, Kahn has been working with with hundreds of artists such as U2, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Eminem, Beyonce and Taylor Swift, winning several MTV VMA’s Best Video of the Year and Grammy Awards. His feature films are also globally acclaimed, winning. His recent 14 minute Power/Rangers film has broke the internet, recording 18million views on YouTube. Visit his website, Vimeo and Twitter for more information.

THE XEEN XPERIENCE

" A new generation of cine lenses - delivering amazingly sharp images and professional results. A new must have in my outdoor filmmaking kit. "

Francois & Maxime Tornier, two French filmmaker and co-founder of independent film company Outdoor Live, motion pictures consists of a great mix of different talents and skills. Adding nature, sports and meeting with great people has given them the chance to tell beautiful stories, feed their inspiration and established themselves as some of the up-and-coming adventure filmmakers.

Frank Glencairn Cinematographer & Director

Youngchul Kim is a Vice-chairman of Moving Image Technology Association of Korea and known for his pioneering and humane approach to the industry and film itself. Awarded the Best Film of Deauville Asian Film Festival for <Failan>. He now contributes to Korean film industry by training young filmmakers.

Hands-On Review: Rokinon XEEN, True Cinema Lenses for Full-Frame Production

This is a test video by Steven Gladstone from B&H Photo Video on the 24mm, 50mm and 85mm Xeen by Rokinon Professional Cine Lens System

“Been shooting the XEEN Lenses. These are PHENOMENAL.”

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a world-renowned Hollywood cinematographer and a member of American Society of Cinematographers. Hurlbut shares his years of experience and expertise as a filmmaker and diplay his pioneering spirit in the use of new cutting-edge technologies in filming both commercial and feature films. His website, Hurlblog is to ignite the passion, creative ideas and dreams of amateur cinematographers with more efficient and economically responsible technology. Visit his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for more information.

Harvey Glen is a British cinematographer with experiences in docu-dramas, documentaries and broadcast television series. He regularly filmed for the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geography. His works have won 2 BAFTA Awards. Currently, Mr. Glen is living and based in Dubai, UAE and regularly shooting high-end commercials, brand films and promos.

Alicia Robbins (http://www.aliciarobbins.com/) , DP,  review of the Xeen by Rokinon 14mm, 24mm, 35mm 50mm and 85mm lenses. This short video shows the setup she uses with the XEENs as well as raw footage from a recent project.

​Alicia is an LA-based director of photography as well as a Local 600 camera operator.  She graduated with a MFA in Cinematography from AFI in 2003. Since then, she has shot and operated on numerous award-winning features, commercials, documentaries, and music videos. 

Francois & Maxime Tornier

Cinematographer & Professor