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 Tuesday, October 10, 2017
From Samyang:
 
October 10th, 2017, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics is pleased to announce the release of their fourth autofocus lens: AF 35mm F1.4 FE. The bright F1.4 aperture and absolute resolution turn every moment into artwork. This lens now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to four which includes three existing autofocus lenses, AF 14mm F2.8 FE, AF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE.
 
Aim High, Create Artwork
This new AF 35mm F1.4 FE works in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount such as Sony a7 or a9 series. It is designed to appeal to enthusiasts and professionals who are ready to take the next step up in photography. It is the excellent companion to create artworks from everyday moments, while the tiny AF 35mm F2.8 FE released in June of this year is the perfect partner for everyday photographers.
 
High Performance beyond Expectation
Absolute resolution across the entire image field is the key feature of Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE. The lens includes 11 elements in 9 groups and features 2 aspherical lenses and 2 high-refractive lenses, plus Ultra Multi Coating. The optical design minimises various aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion to deliver outstanding resolution. Fast, precise and quiet autofocus performance meets Samyang’s exceptional optical technology to capture any moments clearly. The bright F1.4 secures fast shutter speed and creates shallow depth of focus images in wide-standard angle of view. The new 35mm F1.4 lens is ideal for professional photography including low-light events, landscapes and portraits with expressive characteristics.
 
Available from November 2017
Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE, a lens for photographers aiming high in photography, will be available globally from November and will carry a suggested retail price of EUR 649.
 
B&H carries Samyang Lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 10/10/2017 12:27:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 5, 2017
From Samyang:
 
A tiny lens with a mighty performance, Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is ideal for daily photography as well as travel photography. This new compact and lightweight lens, together with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to three.
 
The AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length, without the hood and rear cap. Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.
 
Perfect Partner for Everyday Photographers
 
This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. For full frame sensors, the focal length resembles the human eye the most. For APS-C types for Sony alpha 6000 and 5000 series users the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm, which is also one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers.
 
Portability with mighty performance and a 35mm focal length makes this lens the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture every memory as a high quality image. The autofocus is fast and accurate and is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography.
 
Features
 
  • Autofocus
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Circular aperture with 7 blades
Lens Specifications
 
Aperture Rangef/2.8 - f/22
Optical Construction7 Elements in 6 Groups
Minimum Focus Distance0.35m (1.1ft)
Maximum Magnification Ratio0.12x
Filter Size49mm
Aperture Blades7 (Rounded)
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 2.43 x 1.30" (61.8 x 33 mm)
Weight3.02 oz (85.64 g)

 
B&H has the Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E available for preorder.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/5/2017 1:02:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 21, 2017
April 21st, 2017, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics announce a new 16mm T2.6 cine lens, designed specifically for video shooting with uncoupled gear rings with T numbers. This launch adds one more lens to the existing 18 cine lenses for DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
 
Since 2012, Samyang Optics has released its cine lenses based on the needs of professional videographers. Satisfied with the image quality of Samyang lenses, videographers continuously requested for cine lenses and as an answer, Samyang launched cine lens line up.
 
This new launch expands the cine lens line up to a total of 19 lenses: 13 for DSLR cameras varying from 8mm fisheye to 135mm telephoto and 6 for mirrorless cameras varying from 8mm to 50mm.
 
Inheriting the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide-angle lenses, the 16mm angle of view is commonly used by directors of photography around the globe for its versatile usage for wide-angled emotional scenes in film and videos. Along with the existing 14mm, 20mm and 24mm, this new lens will realise the delicate changes in the scenes.
 
As a ‘Total Imaging Solution’ optics brand, Samyang Optics now offers 51 lenses: 2 premium XP photo lenses, 2 autofocus lenses, 19 manual focus photo lenses, 19 cine lenses and 9 professional cinema lenses specifically under XEEN brand.
 
Launched to complete the Samyang cine lens line up, this new 16mm T2.6 will be available globally from June and will carry a suggested retail price of EUR 599.00. For more information, visit the Samyang social media channels.
Post Date: 4/21/2017 7:09:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 6, 2017
February 6th, 2017, Seoul, South Korea – A global optics brand Samyang Optics announces a new XEEN 20mm T1.9 lens for professional video-cine. This lens brings the range of XEEN cinema lenses to eight and compliments the existing lenses: 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. The new XEEN 20mm offers outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production for filming video and cinema.
 
XEEN is a specialized brand of professional video-cine lenses launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN series are designed for the ultra-high definition video environment and feature outstanding optical performance for 4K and above. The lenses also feature X-Coating Technology and 11 aperture blades that help create beautiful and round bokeh to introduce emotional and natural expression.
 
The 24mm x 36mm negative size allows XEEN lenses to not only work with full frame cameras, but also Super 35, APS-C, APS-H and APS-P cameras. XEEN lenses are available in five different mounts - PL, EF, F, E, and MFT and two different focus scales - metric and imperial units. All focus and iris gear rings are identically positioned among eight lenses to speed up the lens changes.
 
Inheriting the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide angle series, the XEEN 20mm T1.9 enhances the XEEN line up and brings the total range to eight lenses. With the expansion of XEEN Lenses and the existing Samyang manual focus lenses, plus the recent autofocus lineup and premium XP lenses, Samyang Optics pursues ‘Total Imaging Solution’ optics brand.
 
Created to deliver infinite possibilities, the XEEN 20mm T1.9 will be launched globally in March 2017. The recommended retail price of each lens is EUR 2,200.
 
B&H carries the Rokinon-branded XEEN Cine Lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 2/6/2017 6:26:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Announced in September, Samyang's PREMIUM lens lineup will officially be known as "XP" lenses and will be available starting in December.
 
From the Samyang Optics Facebook Account:
Samyang Optics just announced the global availability and price of its long-awaited premium lens line-up, Samyang XP 14mm F2.4 and 85mm F1.2!
 
This series is known for its excellence in performance with unprecedented resolving power, matched with 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions.
 
The lenses are available in Canon mount and will be on the market from December. The recommended retail price is EUR 949.00.
Note from T-D-P: The lenses are not yet available for preorder. Stay tuned.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 11/30/2016 11:37:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 19, 2016
From Samyang:
 
Discover to Create
 
Expand your video and filmmaking experiences with XEEN cinema lenses. With a T2.6 and outstanding optical performance for 4K+, focus on the Mise-en-scène of the images you want to create.
 
XEEN lenses feature declicked gear rings in identical locations, so that changing lenses is no longer a hassle. Mounts are interchangeable, meaning each lens can be used on a variety of cameras. The XEEN series aims to delivers unparalleled performance with affordability to satisfy the needs of videographers and filmmakers, regardless of the situation or equipment.
 
Features
 
  • Ultra Wide Angle in 106.9°
  • Designed for Films – 114mm Front Size, High-durability, FFG, Declicked aperture
  • Smooth Focus Ring
  • X-coating
  • Circular aperture with 11 blades
B&H carries Samyang/Rokinon XEEN lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 9/19/2016 5:36:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 12, 2016
From Samyang:
 
PREMIUM MF 85mm F1.2
 
Faster than eyes can capture
 
Samyang 85mm F1.2 is a premium manual focus photo lens designed for high resolution photoshoots. In pursuit of image quality itself, this new lens is equipped with the most advanced optical technology among Samyang Lenses. With over 40 years of research and development in optics, Samyang integrates the essence of history and introduces a signature lens line-up.
 
It has the unprecedented resolving power, matched with 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions. The resolving power contains abundant pixel information, allowing photographers the freedom in post-production to create unique image of own. It enables you to capture life-long memories in everlasting image quality. Bokeh, out-focusing, starburst effect creates unforgettable image.
 
The F1.2 of 85mm is, by far, the brightest lens in existing full frame DSLR lenses, securing the fast shutter speed. It has ten elements in seven groups, applying one aspherical lens and two high refractive lenses. The aspherical lens minimises the aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. Two high refractive lenses effectively adjust the path of light and deliver maximum amount to the sensor for clear and vibrant image. This optimal performance creates impressive image quality from centre to corner of image. Also, the minimised aberration enhance the clarity of image, creating more impressive image than your eyes can see.
 
Aluminium alloy metal is adopted for maximum durability. With a sleek yet unprecedented design with flowing curves, this signature line-up is a one-of-a-kind lens. The usability is maximized with considerate diameter in 95mm.
 
Specifications
 
Aperture Rangef/1.2 - 16
Optical Construction10 elements in 7 groups
Minimum Focus Distance0.8m
Maximum Magnification0.13
Filter Size86mm
Aperture Blades9
Angle of View28.52° (APS-C: 18.98°)
Dimensions (D x L)93 x 98.4mm
Weight1,050g
MountCanon EF
MTF Chart
 
Samyang 85mm f 1.2 MTF Chart



PREMIUM MF 14mm F2.4
 
Wider than eyes can capture
 
Samyang 14mm F2.4 is a premium manual focus photo lens designed for high resolution photoshoots. In pursuit of image quality itself, this new lens is equipped with the most advanced optical technology among Samyang Lenses. With over 40 years of research and development in optics, Samyang integrates the essence of history and introduces a signature lens line-up.
 
It has the unprecedented resolving power, matched with 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions. The resolving power contains abundant pixel information, allowing photographers the freedom in post-production to create unique image of own. It enables you to capture life-long memories in everlasting image quality. Bokeh, out-focusing, starburst effect creates unforgettable image.
 
14mm F2.4 takes no compromise for the image quality. It is consisted of 18 glasses in 14 groups including four different special optics: two aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens, two extra-low dispersion lenses and one high refractive lens. This optimal performance creates impressive image quality from centre to corner of image. Also, the minimised aberration enhance the clarity of image, creating more impressive image than your eyes can see.
 
Aluminium alloy metal is adopted for maximum durability. With a sleek yet unprecedented design with flowing curves, this signature line-up is a one-of-a-kind lens. The usability is maximized with considerate diameter in 95mm.
 
Specifications
 
Aperture Rangef/2.4 - 22
Optical Construction18 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Focus Distance0.28m
Maximum Magnification0.08
Filter SizeN/A
Aperture Blades9
Angle of View114.12° (APS-C: 89.2°)
Dimensions (D x L)95 x 109.4mm
Weight791g
MountCanon EF, Nikon F, Sony E
MTF Chart
 
Samyang 14mm f 2.4 MTF Chart


Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 9/12/2016 7:53:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 8, 2016
From Samyang:
 
Explore Your Wideness
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC is a wide angle manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance.
 
The bright f/1.8 aperture secures a fast shutter speed even under the restricted lighting conditions to offer best quality images. It will brighten up your everyday snapshots. Also it creates an outstanding out-of-focus look by highlighting the main object effectively. In between ultra-wide 16mm and wide-standard 24mm, 20mm lens is a perfect fit to explore wide angles not only for shooting indoor images such as concerts and interior photos but also street snaps. The 0.2m of minimum focusing adds versatility to the lens.
 
Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses and three extra-low dispersion have been included among 13 glasses in 12 groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 is compatible with 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.
 
Specifications
 
Samyang 20mm f 1.8 ED AS UMC Lens Specifications

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/8/2016 7:47:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 1, 2016
From Samyang Optics:
 
Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS is a standard angle manual focus lenses for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor size. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance.
 
The bright F1.2 aperture secures a fast shutter speed even under the restricted lighting conditions to offer best quality images. It will brighten up your everyday snapshots. Also it creates an outstanding out-of-focus look by highlighting the main object effectively. The versatility of 35mm angle of view is also a charm. It liberates your daily images including landscapes, streets, portraits and even lunch tables and brings the essence and joy of manual focusing to life.
 
Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses have been included among nine glasses in seven groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. Along with portability of mirrorless lens, the 62mm of wide filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography.
 
Samyang 35mm f 1.2 ED AS UMC CS Lens Specifications

Samyang 35mm F1.2 is compatible with four camera mounts: Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X and Canon M.
 
Note: Pricing and availability information is currently unavailable.
Post Date: 8/1/2016 7:29:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 18, 2016
A new XEEN lens has appeared on Samyang's website. The new 135mm T2.2 model joins a lineup that already includes the 14, 24, 35, 50, and 85mm cinema lenses. This is the first of five lenses to be introduced every Monday for five straight weeks.
 
From Samyang:
 
Expand your video and filmmaking experiences with XEEN cinema lenses. With a T2.2 and outstanding optical performance for 4K+, focus on the Mise-en-scène of the images you want to create.
 
XEEN lenses feature declicked gear rings in identical locations, so that changing lenses is no longer a hassle. Mounts are interchangeable, meaning each lens can be used on a variety of cameras. The XEEN series aims to delivers unparalleled performance with affordability to satisfy the needs of videographers and filmmakers, regardless of the situation or equipment.
 
Features
 
  • Bright T2.2 aperture
  • X-coating - Minimizes flares and ghosts
  • Designed for Films – 114mm Front Size, High-durability, FFG & Declicked aperture
  • Circular aperture with 11 blades
  • Smooth Focus Ring
Samyang XEEN lenses are sold under the Rokinon brand at B&H.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 7/18/2016 8:53:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 13, 2016
According to the Samyang Facebook page, the Korean manufacturer is poised to debut five different lenses over the next five weeks.
 
From the Samyang Facebook page:
"In this Summer, the five Samyang Blockbuster series will blow your mind away!
 
5 NEW Samyang Lenses will be released on every Monday for the next five weeks."
We have no idea how many of these lenses will be designed for DSLRs or for mirrorless cameras, but we're certainly curious to find out.
 
B&H carries Samyang Lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 7/13/2016 3:53:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 5, 2016
From Samyang Optics:
 
A global optics brand, Samyang Optics, has announced the release of 2 new lenses: XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5. These two lenses, along with the existing 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses, create a perfect balanced five-lens-set for filming video and cinema with the outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production.
 
XEEN is a specialized brand in professional video-cine lens launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN lenses are designed with Samyang Optics' know-how and have outstanding optical performance for 4K+ with the X-Coating Technology, ensuring maximum image quality to create a cinematic look.
 
The 24mm x 36mm negative size allows XEEN to not only work with full frame cameras, but also with Super 35, APS-C and APS-H cameras. The lenses are available in five different mounts - PL, EF, F, E, and MFT and two different focus scales - metric and imperial units. Also, the aluminum metal housing is known for its reliability in various shooting conditions.
 
Most of XEEN lenses come in a bright T1.5 aperture. The lenses deliver high quality footage with clear contrast and impressive colors, even under less-than-optimal lighting conditions. The large aperture also creates a pleasing bokeh effect for a cinematic look.
 
“Thanks to the rise of multi-channel networks, the demands for video creation is internationally surging and the expectation of video quality is also increasing,” stated by a XEEN official. He continuously said, “to satisfy the international needs, we have completed the first perfection of XEEN lenses with five lenses which deliver a high-quality cinematic image.” As an answer to the future product plan, he carefully disclosed that two more XEEN lenses will be announced in the second half of the year.
 
Created to deliver infinite possibilities, XEEN 14mm and 35mm lenses will be globally available in early March. The recommended retail price of each lens is USD $2,495.00.
 
B&H carries Samyang/Rokinon XEEN lenses.
Post Date: 2/5/2016 7:38:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 31, 2015
I received a Facebook notice this morning that one of the brands I was following – Samyang Optics – had changed its name to "Next77 Global."
 
I'm not quite sure what's behind the name change, but I'll keep an eye out for any press releases on the matter.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/31/2015 1:16:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 25, 2015
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
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
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