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 Thursday, June 25, 2015
Samyang Optics UK Website Changing to Samyang Foods
Not long ago, the Samsung UK website was one of the better sources for obtaining information regarding Samyang Lenses. Why? As the Samyang UK site was authored by English-speaking natives, it was much easier to read (the press releases were translated very well) compared to some of the other international Samyang sites.
 
Over the past year or so, the main Samyang Optics site has gotten much better for English-speaking individuals and has been redesigned with a great look. The main site has gotten so good, in fact, that it looks as if Samyang decided to go a different direction with their UK-oriented site.
 
Just think, if Samyang had made this change around April 1, no one would have thought I was being serious in reporting this change. But truthfully, I'm just not creative enough to have come up with this.
 
Ramen, anyone?
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 6/25/2015 9:02:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 2, 2015
Samyang 100mm Macro Photo and Cine Lenses
April 2, 2015, Seoul, Korea – The global optics brand, Samyang Optics today announced macro lenses for full frame sensors with 1:1 life-sized reproduction ratio – Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO lens and 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO cine lens. These new products will be the first macro systems, housed under the 40 years Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies.
 
Focusing on the Essence of Nature - Samyang 100mm F2.8 Macro Photo
The Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO photo lens realizes 1:1 life-sized image with superior image quality. It enables to capture the essence of nature with the minimum focusing distance of 0.3m (1 feet). It is a versatile lens which can be used both as macro lens for close-ups and telephoto lens for portraits and landscapes. The bright f/2.8 aperture offers the best level quality images under various exposure conditions.
 
Free Your Action! – Samyang 100mm T3.1 Macro Cine
The Samyang 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO cine lens is the ideal lens for close-up videos with greater quality. This lens is optimally designed for professional follow focus system thanks to the quiet and smooth uncoupled focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming. Also, the Samyang 100mm T3.1 lens is one of Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up which produces the matched image color and has identical location of aperture and focus gear rings.
 
Based on exceptional optical technology of Samyang Optics, the Samyang 100mm series features 15 glasses in 12 groups, including high refractive lens (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED) to minimize the unnecessary light dispersion and deliver high resolution throughout center to corner of image. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics is used to optimize the light penetration and minimize flare and ghost. The Samyang 100mm series comes in 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon, Pentax, Sony ?, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, Samsung NX, Four-Thirds, and MFT.
 
The Samyang 100mm series will be available globally from the end of April 2015. Suggested retail price is 100mm f/2.8 for EUR 549 and 100mm T3.1 for EUR 599.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
 
Note: For what it's worth, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (review) sells for $549.00 USD after $50.00 instant savings. [Sean]
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 4/2/2015 6:01:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 30, 2015
Samyang Teasing New Lens
From the Samyang Optics Facebook Page:
 
With immense focus and unparalleled features, #SamyangOptics will introduce the latest product. Stay tuned.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/30/2015 6:38:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye lens
From Samyang:
 
Samyang Europe announces the upcoming Autumn release of the full-frame Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye lens. The lens will be officially introduced during Photokina in Cologne on September 16th 2014.
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye is a bright, super wide-angle fisheye lens designed especially for full-frame cameras. It offers the image area in 24 x 36mm format and the diagonal angle of view of 180 degrees. In terms of the optics, it is one of the most advanced "fisheye” lenses. The product's sophisticated optics consists of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups. This includes three elements made of low dispersion ED glass and two aspherical lens elements to ensure perfect image depth and minimized chromatic aberration. Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye is the third lens of the brand (along with 10mm f/2.8 and 12mm f/2.0) with highly effective nanocrystal anti-reflection NCS coating applied together with standard UMC coatings. Because of these advanced coatings and its fast aperture (f/2.8) the lens can be used as a perfect tool in diverse lighting conditions, as it provides great focus, high contrast and natural color reproduction even when used wide open. The premiere of Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye is like a dream coming true for professional photographers and filmmakers who seem to have an increasing demand for this type of lenses since the release of 8mm and 7.5mm models, which are considered to be the best "fisheye" lenses on the market.
 
You will have an opportunity to take a look at the pre-production copy of the new lens on the Samyang stand (hall 2.1, A-025) during the upcoming Photokina 2014 in Cologne. The visitors will be also able to test two other recently introduced lenses: Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC and Samyang V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC.
 
The market release date for the new lens and its retail price will be announced at a later date.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 9/10/2014 6:48:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 25, 2014
Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Lens
From Samyang (translated):
 
The Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC has been designed for cameras with full-frame sensors or smaller. The lens offers a field of view of 46.2 degree, and due to the wide T1.5 (f / 1.4) aperture, it allows users to shoot in low light while providing excellent image quality and a shallow depth of field. The optical lens design consists of nine lenses arranged in six groups (including one aspherical and one hybrid aspherical). To ensure high contrast and faithful color reproduction, lenses are covered with anti-reflex multilayer coatings UMC.
 
Strengths
The Samyang 50 mm T1.5 features a beautifully smooth bokeh. With an eight-bladed aperture, objects outside the depth of field are extremely soft, which professional filmmakers and photographers specializing in portrait photography will especially appreciate.
 
The new Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens will be first unveiled at Photokina 2014. Samyang cordially invites you to visit its booth No. A-025 in hall 2.1 at the fair in Cologne on 16 - 21.09.2014.
 
B&H carries Samyang Cinema Lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/25/2014 7:56:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 28, 2014
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE Lens
From Samyang (translated):
 
Samyang is proud to announce new lenses that will be available soon – the 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE, 300mm f/6.3 Mirror DSLR and a series of VDSLR lenses: Samyang 10mm T3.1, 12mm T2.2 and 7.5mm T3.8.
 
The new new 35mm f/1.4 Canon EF mount version will feature AE (Auto Exposure), which has so far been exclusively reserved for lenses with the Nikon F bayonet lens mount. The optical construction of the lens has not changed with excellent image quality and mechanical operation. The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 is designed for use with Canon digital SLR cameras, compatible with full frame and APS-C sensor cameras.
 
Samyang will also offer a lightweight and compact lens 300mm f/6.3 Mirror UMC CS in DSLR mounts Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A and Micro 4/3. The optical construction has 8 elements in 8 groups. The lenses feature multi-layer coatings (UMC) to minimize glare and increase contrast. A large focal length, exceptionally affordable price and small footprint (lens weighs only 260g) means this lens will become a constant companion for SLR users "in the field".

Samyang 300mm f/ 6.3 Mirror UMC CS Lens

The Samyang 10mm T3.1 12mm T2.2 Cine and Cine will also be available soon. Samyang VDSLR lenses have aperture and focus rings designed to work with Follow Focus systems. The deeply ribbed rings allow whisper-quiet and smooth changes of these parameters during filming.

Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens

The Samyang 10mm T3.1 and 12mm T2.2 Cine lenses feature a nanocrystalline anti-reflective coating (NCS) which provides better light transmission, greater resistance to glare and higher contrast, producing excellent image quality.
 
Samyang 12 mm version of the photo and film lens, designed for APS-C sensor cameras, fills the need for a wide-angle lens paired with a wide aperture. The lens is designed for cameras equipped with high-resolution sensors (over 24MP). Samyang Optics has earned a reputation of providing excellent quality lenses at an affordable price. The latest set of lenses live up to Samyang's storied reputation. The 10mm and 12 mm, which in terms of mechanical construction and optical capabilities, can successfully compete with the best wide-angle lenses available on the market today.

Samyang 12mm T2.2 Cine Lens

The product range is further complemented by the Samyang 7.5mm Fish-eye T3.8 Cine lens. This is a film version of the precisely designed fisheye lens, giving a diagonal field of view equal to 180 degrees. Though small in size, Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Cine can get get unique shots with excellent performance and exceptional visual creativity, and features a minimum focusing distance of just 0.09 meters.

Samyang 7.5mm Fish eye T3.8 Cine Lens


 
B&H carries Samyang Lenses.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 4/28/2014 7:51:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 18, 2014
Samyang Hints at Lens Releases for April 28, 2014
Samyang dropped a not-so-subtle hint about some product announcements scheduled for April 28. The picture above was posted to the Samyang Europe Facebook page about 3 hours ago.
 
If the picture is any indication, maybe we can expect a cinema lens or two?
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 8:33:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 21, 2014
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
From Samyang:
 
The prototype version of the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 was first presented at Photokina 2012. Since then, intensive work to improve the lens and to achieve the highest possible optical quality while reducing its footprint. The result of this work is presented today lens Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS, which in terms of performance and capabilities can successfully compete with the best wide-angle designs available on the market.
 
Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is a great tool to photograph interiors, architecture and landscapes. It offers an exceptionally wide field of view, ranging 109.5 degree and linear imaging performance. It features a wide f/2.8 aperture for shooting in low light conditions. It can therefore be successfully used in sports photography and reportage. The optical design of the lens consists of 14 elements divided into 10 groups, which include 2 AS aspherical lenses and one ED glass with a very low coefficient of dispersion. Also, the lens has gained a permanent hood to allow for its compact dimensions and to reduce weight by almost 160 grams from the prototype stage.
 
Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first lens produced by Samyang Optics, which uses nano-crystalline anti-reflective coating. It is characterized by lower reflectance than the shell (U) MC, and the process of applying for a better fit to the structure of the lens surface. The benefits of using nanocrystalline coatings are: much better light transmission, greater resistance to glare and higher contrast, which positively affects the optical resolution of the lens.
 
Preorder: Rokinon [Samyang] 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens (availability expected March 25)
 
Samyang also announced two other lenses designed for mirrorless camera - the Samyang 12mm f/2 CS NCS and an updated fish-eye cinema lens, the 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II. The good news is that both of these will be available in Canon EF-M mounts.

Samyang 12mm and 8mm Lens Announcements

Preorder:
Rokinon [Samyang] 12mm f/2 CS NCS lens
Rokinon [Samyang] 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/21/2014 7:02:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Samyang Hints at New Lens Announcements
According to the image above posted to Samyang's Facebook Page, it looks like we can expect three lenses to be announced on March 21.
 
Stay tuned.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 2:31:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Samyang Notification of New Upcoming Products
Samyang dropped a not-so-subtle hint on its Facebook page letting us know to expect announcements in the very near future.

"New stuff from Samyang coming soon, really soon. Stay tuned!"

What do you think it is? Let us know in the comments.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/18/2014 7:33:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 
From Samyang:
 
Samyang Europe introduces a new product to its lineup – the SFH-14 filter holder designed specifically for the Samyang 14mm 1:2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens. In addition to the holder, three rectangular filters manufactured by Cokin company will also be released.

Samyang Filter Holder SFH-14

Samyang filter holder SFH-14 has been designed from scratch for the Samyang 14mm lens in standard and V-DSLR cine versions. The new filter holder solves the common problem of mounting filters on a lens that has been designed without filter threads. The holder is made of lightweight and durable ABS plastic. In order to eliminate internal reflections, its interior has been flocked giving it a velvety black color. The holder comes with two filter slots so two filters can be used simultaneously. The Samyang filter holder features a rotating mount so that filters can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation.
 
Three kinds of rectangular filters will also be made available, each 161 x 139 x 3 mm in size, specially designed and manufactured by the renowned Cokin company. The three filters will include the 154 ND8, 121M ND4 and 123s. Model 154 ND8 is a neutral gray filter of ND8 opacity that will allow for slower shutter speeds thereby enabling the blurring of moving objects (e.g. clouds, water, traffic). It can also be used by filmmakers who want to achieve a shallow depth of field in strong sunlight. The graduated 121M ND4 gray filter is mainly designed for landscape photography and architecture. It allows for a reduction in contrast between light and dark portions of the frame. The third filter available, the Cokin 123S, is a graduated blue filter that can be used to obtain or accentuate a blue sky effect in the landscape photography.
 
Samyang SFH-14 Holder Specifications:

  • Material: ABS plastic, metal
  • Weight: 115 g (weight without filters)
  • Dimensions: 180 x 168 x 45 mm
  • Price: 32 €

Cokin Filter Specifications:

  • Material: optical resin
  • Dimensions: 161 x 139 x 3 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price (RRP):
  • Cokin 154 ND8 – 63 €
  • Cokin 121M ND4 – 68 €
  • Cokin 123S – 68 €

B&H carries Samyang Products.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 7:06:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
From Samyang Europe:
 
As a result of many questions, we would like to provide information regarding the recommended retail price for the new Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS will be:

  • 429 € (mount: Canon, Canon M, Sony, Sony E, Pentax, Samsung NX, Fuji X, 4/3, MFT)
  • 469 € (mount: Nikon AE);

Note: There's no word yet on the official North American suggested retail price, but if you simply convert Euros to US Dollars, the price would be slightly less than $600.00.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 12/10/2013 12:18:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 6, 2013
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
From Samyang:
 
Samyang releases new wide-angle 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens dedicated for APS-C system cameras.
 
Prototype versions of Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens were originally presented to the public at the Photokina 2012 show. Samyang has stepped its innovation and introduced a focused development program to obtain the highest possible optical parameters and reduce the product's size. These efforts resulted in the latest version of Samyang 10 f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens featuring parameters and capabilities comparable to the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses on the market.
 
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is an ideal tool for indoor, architecture and landscape shooting. It provides an exceptionally wide field of view of up to 109.5 degrees and rectilinear image mapping function. Because of its fast f/2.8 aperture, you can also use the lens in low light conditions. The lens is especially useful for sport photography and photojournalism purposes. The product's optics comprises 14 elements divided into 10 groups, with 2 aspherical AS lenses and one lens made of extra-low dispersion glass. The lens features an embedded lens hood which ensures more compact size of the lens and reduces its weight by approximately 160 grams*.
 

 
NCS (Nano Coating System)
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first Samyang Optics lens featuring a nano crystal anti-reflection coating system. This technology provides lower reflection factor than (U)MC system as the coating is now applied more evenly on the surface of the lens. Benefits of the nano crystal layer include better light transmission, increased resistance to reflections, and higher contrast leading to supreme optical resolution.
 
* - applicable to a version with Canon E mount
 
Specifications:

Model10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Aperture rangeF2.8 ~ F22
Optical construction14 elements in 10 groups (2 ASP, 1 ED)
Minimal focusing distance0,25 m
CompatibilityAPS-C / CS
Filter sizeN/A
Number of aperture blades6
Angle of View93.4 - 109.5 degrees (mount dependent)
Maximum diameter86mm
Length76.7 - 105.5mm (mount dependent)
Weight580 - 620g (mount dependent)
Warranty36 months

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 12/6/2013 8:10:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 1, 2013
Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens
From Samyang:
 
Responding to the increasing demand for high-quality cine optics for cameras and camcorders, Samyang has prepared a special offer aimed at professional filmmakers, enthusiasts and film schools. Four kits of cine lenses with dedicated "hard" cases will be released on the market at the beginning of November.
 
Samyang Cinema Kits include selected V-DSLR lenses and cases to protect them against accidental mechanical damages and unfavourable atmospheric conditions, such as dampness or dusting. Depending on the contents of a selected kit, the cases will be offered in two sizes. Smaller (330×310×148 cm) which weighs 1.65 kg and houses up to three lenses, and larger M case (400×320×180 cm) which weighs 3.2 kg and houses up to six lenses.
 
Samyang Cinema Kit 1
Wide-angle kit for 35mm and Super 35mm cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Cinema EOS, RED Digital Cinema, Sony Professional Cameras S35.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS AS UMC
  • Samyang S Case

Samyang Cinema Kit 2
Standard kit for 35mm and Super 35mm cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Cinema EOS, RED Digital Cinema, Sony Professional Cameras S35.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS AS UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC
  • Samyang S Case

Samyang Cinema Kit 3
Kit for APS-C or for smaller sensor size cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II
  • Samyang V-DSLR 16mm T2.2 AS UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS UMC
  • Samyang S Case

Samyang Cinema Kit 4
Wide-angle kit for 35mm and Super 35mm cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Cinema EOS, RED Digital Cinema, Sony Professional Cameras S35.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS AS UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 500mm F6.3 DX Mirror
  • Samyang M Case

Estimated retail prices of Samyang Cinema Kits will be announced later.
 
Adorama carries Samyang Cinema Lenses.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 11/1/2013 8:45:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 8, 2013
Rokinon Logo
Rokinon is thrilled to announce the release of its 16mm T2.2 Cine lens in September, 2013. The Rokinon 16mm is a wide-angle lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras in both the APS-C and Micro Four Thirds formats.
 
This lens allows for an impressive range of depth of field, with its fast T2.2 aperture. With a smooth operating manual focus, the 16mm offers pristine sharpness and clarity. It is ideal for shooting landscapes, architecture and interiors, as well enjoying unique perspectives and close-ups with shallow depth of field.
 
The 16mm T2.2 Cine lens features de-clicked apertures and follow focus compatibility, which is ideal for video. The lens is constructed with a solid build, using 13 optical elements in 11 groups with 2 aspherical lenses.
 
Rokinon is proud to provide a wide range of mounts. The 16mm T2.2 lens will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Sony E, Samsung NX, as well as Micro Four Thirds cameras.
 
Rokinon continues its mission of "Excellence for Less."
 
Adorama carries Rokinon lenses.
Post Date: 8/8/2013 9:36:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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