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 Monday, May 13, 2019
From Rokinon USA:
 
(New York, New York) May 13, 2019 – ROKINON has announced its new AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E mount. It is Rokinon’s third compact lens and seventh auto focus lens designed specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras.
 
The 45mm focal length provides a natural appearance, approximating how we perceive a scene with our own eyes.
 
It is actually closer to the human eye than a 50mm focal length is. This focal length is great for general purpose use and can be readily used for portraiture, extreme sports, parties, lifestyle, architecture, landscape, street photography and more.
 
Optically, the lens is made up of 7 elements in 6 groups. Two Aspherical plus one Extra-low Dispersion element and Ultra Multi-Coating are utilized to effectively control vignetting, distortion and chromatic aberration. Additionally, the rounded nine-blade diaphragm and F1.8 bright aperture produce a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
 
The minimum focusing distance is 17.7” and the 49mm non-rotating filter mount allows for easy use of polarizing and other filters that require precise positioning. For Sony APS-C sensor cameras, the focal length is equivalent to a moderate telephoto of 67.5mm.
 
Construction has been optimized for portability, compactness, ergonomic handling, and the durability of a metal barrel. Offering quiet and accurate autofocusing with enhanced speed and at 5.71oz in weight and 2.43” in length, it is the perfect lens to live on your Sony camera always. Don’t miss that special and unique moment! It is often said “The best camera (and lens) is the one you have with you”.
 
The ROKINON AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in early June with a street price of only $399.00. It will include a lens hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.
 
Specifications
 
MOUNTSony E
APERTURE RANGEF1.8 - 22
OPTICAL
CONSTRUCTION
7 Elements in 6 Groups
2 Aspherical
1 Extra Low Dispersion
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.1.48 ft” (0.45m)
COATINGUltra Multi-Coating (UMC)
MAGNIFICATION RATIO0.12x
FILTER SIZE49mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES9
MAX. DIAMETER2.43” (61.8mm)
COVERAGEFull Frame (FX)
Preorders:
ROKINON AF 45mm F1.8 Compact Lens for Sony E - B&H | Adorama
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 5/13/2019 7:32:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 2, 2019
B&H has Rokinon/Samyang Lens Stations for Canon EF in stock with free expedited shipping (the Rokinon Lens Station for Sony E is available for preorder via the same links).
 
Rokinon Lens Station for Canon EF Product Highlights
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/2/2019 7:34:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 18, 2019
(New York, New York) April 17, 2019 – Rokinon has announced the new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for for Nikon F mount which is the 10th lens of its autofocus series of lenses for Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras.
 
This ideal portrait-length prime is designed for optimal quality imaging with the most advanced Nikon Full Frame image sensor cameras. It also performs with Nikon APS-C sensor cameras as a high speed 127.5mm equivalent AF telephoto lens.
 
A variety of advanced lens technologies, including a Hybrid Aspherical element, allow for a more compact (< 3 inches long) and lightweight (17oz) design that also minimizes aberrations, controls distortion, and provides excellent resolution. Ultra Multi-Coating is applied to all optical surfaces to suppress flare and ghosting while increasing contrast and color accuracy. Autofocusing is fast, quiet and accomplished by two Linear Ultrasonic Motors (LSM’s) that only have to adjust a single inner lens group to achieve precise focus.
 
Additional notable features of the new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 include Weather Sealing, all metal construction, an ergonomically designed size, shape and grip for enhanced comfort, and a rounded 9 blade aperture that helps to achieve beautiful bokeh.
 
The new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for Nikon F will be available in early May with a street price of only $799.00. It will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a soft pouch case.
 
B&H carries Rokinon lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/18/2019 11:22:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 28, 2019
From Samyang Optics:
 
On February 28, 2019, Samyang Optics, a global optics brand, launches its first two lenses in Canon RF mount: : MF 14mm F2.8 RF MF 85mm F1.4 RF, as part of the ‘Spring Collection’.
 
Responding quickly to the latest camera market with advanced technology
As there are currently no Canon EOS R EOS RP camera lenses from brands other than Canon itself, Samyang’s new RF mount launch announcement is a fast response to customer demmarket trends. It also proves the competitiveness of Samyang as a leading optical manufacturer.
 
Launching two RF mount lenses from the viewpoint of end users
Samyang’s existing line-up includes a wide variety of lenses, from ultra-wide angle to telephoto. Their first two RF mount lenses reflect key models in the existing wide-angle telephoto lens line-up, which shows Samyang’s commitment development strategy, based on consumer demconvenience.
 
The Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 RF is an ultra-wide-angle, manual-focus lens with excellent sharpness, even at its maximum aperture. The 115.7° wide angle of view is suitable fshooting landscapes, interiors, etc. the lens hood effectively blocks unwanted light so you can shoot freely. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 is a cherished lens design, loved by photographers fits beautiful bokeh. The new MF 85mm F1.4 RF is ideal ftop quality portraiture still images with its vivid colours smooth out-focus quality.
 
Both lenses minimise aberration unnecessary light dispersion through the use of Samyang’s exceptional optical technology Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). In addition, a new exteridesign weather sealing provide a contemporary simple look that matches well with mirrorless cameras, along with protection from light rain snow.
 
Available Soon
The first two RF lenses from Samyang will be displayed at CP+ 2019 (an international comprehensive camera photo imaging show in Japan / Feb 28th – Mar 3rd) Samyang will provide hands-on experience to visitors during the show.
 
B&H has the Rokinon/Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 and MF 85mm F1.4 lenses available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 2/28/2019 9:04:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 25, 2019
From Samyang:
 
February 25th, 2019, Seoul, South Korea - Global optics brand, Samyang Optics is pleased to unveil the ‘WORLD'S WIDEST PRIME LENS- DISTORTION-FREE’ (except fish-eye lens) – XP 10mm F3.5 Canon full-frame DSLR cameras (XP 10mm F3.5 for Nikon F will be launched within a few months as well).
 
XP 10mm F3.5 lens from Samyang encapsulates the brand's universally respected optical technology, especially in the wide angle lens category. XP 10mm F3.5 provides ultimate ultra-wide-angle coverage up to 130° angle of view with crystal image quality.
 
A Single lens captures it all – Distortion Free
 
As the demo premium lenses high-end cameras increases, XP 10mm F3.5 elevates the quality of images provides a burst of creativity the users with its high resolution of more than 50 megapixels distortion free that you can create an outstanding landscape architecture shots.
 
This lens features a total of 18 lenses in 11 groups. 7 special optic lenses maximizing the image quality from corner to centre in vivid colours. The use of 3 aspherical lenses, 1 high-refractive lens, 3 extra-low dispersion lenses minimizing distortion extremely various aberrations. Flare ghost effects are also well-controlled by ultra-multi-coating technology from Samyang. Now you can capture a wide landscape with 130° angle of view architecture indoors as well in high resolution with distortion-free.
 
The XP 10mm F3.5 is expected to be the perfect lens for a broader range of photographer cinematographer who wishes to create professional photos videos in exceptional high resolution solid body quality made with metal.
 
Available in this spring
 
The absolute resolution XP 10mm F3.5 lens will be available soon at a suggested retail price of EUR 1,099.00.
Post Date: 2/25/2019 7:26:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 22, 2019
Today, Samyang announced via Facebook that it will be releasing 8 new lenses this spring. Samyang's tagline for the new lenses is "A New Perspective," possibly hinting at lenses with specs not currently seen in the marketplace today.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 2/22/2019 9:22:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 18, 2018
From Rokinon:
 
New AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Prime for Canon EF – Vivid, Sharp and Bright
 
(New York, New York) June 18, 2018 – Hot on the heels of the new Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Full Frame for Sony E, Rokinon has announced its new AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF mount.
 
The new 85mm F1.4 AF lens is designed for optimal quality imaging and for the most advanced Canon Full Frame image sensor cameras. The new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 also performs with Canon APS-C sensor cameras as a high speed 136mm equivalent AF telephoto lens.
 
A variety of advanced lens technologies, including a Hybrid Aspherical element, allow for a more compact (< 3 inches long) and lightweight (17oz) design that also minimizes aberrations, controls distortion, and provides excellent resolution. Autofocusing is fast and quiet which is accomplished by two Linear Ultrasonic Motors (LSM’s) that only have to adjust a single inner lens group to achieve precise focus.
 
Additional notable features of the new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 include Weather Sealing, all metal construction, an ergonomically designed size, shape and grip for enhanced comfort and a 9 blade aperture that helps to achieve beautiful bokeh.
 
The new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 Full Frame Lens for Canon EF is expected to be available in August with a street price of only $799.00. It will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a soft pouch case.
 
Specifications
 
APERTURE RANGEF1.4 - 16
OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION9 Glass Elements in 7 Groups
(Including 1 Hybrid Aspherical Lens)
COATINGUltra Multi-Coating (UMC)
ANGLE OF VIEW28.4° 19.0° 2.83”
MIN. FOCUSING DIST.2.95ft (0.90m)
MAGNIFICATION RATIO0.11x
FILTER SIZE77mm
DIAPHRAGM BLADES9
MAX. DIAMETER3.46” 88.0mm
LENGTH2.83” (72.0mm)
WEIGHT17.11oz (485g)
COVERAGEFull Frame
MSRP$799.00 USD

B&H carries Rokinon lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2018 10:16:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 11, 2018
From Rokinon:
 
“The Big Mini” – Small in Size but Big in Performance
 
(New York, New York) June 11, 2018 – The Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Compact Lens is the newest addition to Rokinon’s series of highly popular full frame auto focus lenses for Sony E mount cameras. This 24mm offers outstanding image quality, a wider view than the Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8, and a fast and quiet auto focus system.
 
The new Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 lens was designed specically for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras with a focus on three main features: optical quality, portability, and silent autofocus. Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques, Rokinon now offers a wider angle view without sacrificing quality or performance.
 
Optically, the lens is made up of 7 elements in 7 groups. Its construction has been optimally arranged for portability and to deliver high resolution from the center to the corners of the image. Three Aspherical plus two High Refractive Index elements and Rokinon’s Ultra Multi-Coating techniques are utilized to minimize chromatic aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion.
 
Quiet, fast and accurate auto focusing make this lens perfect for stealthy street shooing. Its weight of just about 3.3oz and its inconspicuous size make it ideal for travel. A minimum focusing distance of 9.5” and a substantial wide angle of view will make this Rokinon full frame lens the go to lens for astrophotography and landscape photography.
 
For the Sony Alpha a6000/a5000 series or other Sony APS-C cameras, its 24mm focal length is equivalent to approximately 36mm, providing the same features with a more moderate wide angle of view.
 
The Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 Compact Lens for Sony E is expected to be available in July with a street price of only $399.00. It will include a reversible lens hood, lens caps, and a custom fitted case.
 
The Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E is available for preorder at B&H.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/11/2018 11:31:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 20, 2018
From Samyang:
 
An Expert Portrait Lens for Dramatic Moments
This lens, built for DSLR cameras, has a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video. The XP 50mm F1.2 manual focus lens enables you to capture those dramatic moments in perfect image quality with a bright F1.2 aperture. In particular, it optimizes for portraits, capturing the delicate change of the eye at the time of a portrait, right down to a strand of hair, and bright and beautiful skin color. You can express unconstrained depth with the bright aperture, while the 9 blades also deliver beautiful bokeh, starburst, and out-focusing effects. Also, you can even achieve high image quality in low light conditions and indoors thanks to the fast shutter speed.
 
Excellence in Performance
Produced from a total of 11 lenses in 8 groups, you can minimize distortion and various aberrations while producing crystal clear resolution. The special optic lenses, aspherical lens, and high-refractive lens deliver sharp and vivid images to camera sensors by effectively tuning the light path. Also, flare and ghost effects can be well controlled thanks to the ultra multi coating.
 
Features
 
  • Unprecedented resolving power for above 50MP and 8K production
  • Bright F1.2 aperture
  • Beautiful bokeh made with 9 blades
  • Minimized flare and ghost effects with Ultra multi coating
Specifications
 
Samyang XP 50mm f 1.2 Lens Specifications

B&H carries Samyang/Rokinon lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/20/2018 7:50:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 8, 2018
January 8th 2018, Seoul, South Korea – Samyang Optics is pleased to announce their first autofocus lens for Canon full frame DSLR cameras: AF 14mm F2.8 EF. This lightweight wide-angle lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide-angle series and delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system.
 
World Class Wide Angle Lens, Samyang 14mm
This first EF mount autofocus lens from Samyang encapsulates the brand’s universally respected optical technology, especially in the wide-angle lens category. The optical construction features a total of 15 lenses in 10 groups that include 7 special optic lenses to maximize image quality. The 7 optic lenses consist of 2 aspherical lenses, 4 high-refractive lenses and 1 extra-low dispersion lens, which helps minimize distortion and various aberrations while producing crystal clear resolution. The even image quality from center to corner of the 116.6 degree wide angle of view appears distinctly on its MTF chart.
 
Ideal Autofocus Lens with High Usability
Importantly, the minimized weight and movement of the focusing lens group enables quiet autofocusing with high accuracy. This compact Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 EF weighs only 485g without lens caps and hood. The lens also features weather-sealing and a built-in AF/MF switch.
 
Available from February 2018
The lens will be available globally from February and a suggested retail price will be £649.00.
 
B&H has the Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 1/8/2018 6:48:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 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
 Monday, March 30, 2015
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
 Monday, August 5, 2013
From Samyang:
 
Samyang, Korean photographic equipment manufacturer, has been selling cine lenses for a long time. To fully satisfy our clients and meet their expectations, we have just released solid transport cases intended for such products. Buy a set of Samyang V-DSLR lenses and receive a free case as a bonus.
 
The cases will be available in two sizes. The bigger one will house a set of six camera lenses: Samyang V-DSLR 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II; 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC; 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC; 35mm T1.5 AS IF UMC; 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC and 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror. The smaller one is designed for our three most popular V-DSLR lens models: 14mm, 24mm i 35mm.
 
The cases provide a descent protection against dust, water splashes, impacts and mechanical damages. They have been made of PP plastics and are resistant to shocks and low temperatures. The cases are locked with two snap buckles which provide strong pressure and prevent accidental opening. Samyang cases are filled in with polyurethane foam to protect the gear against heavy impacts and prevent shifting. Each lens is placed in a specially cut out hole corresponding to its sizes. The larger case (400×320×180cm) weighs 3.2 kg; the smaller (330×310×148cm) weighs 1.65 kg.
 
Buy a set of three or six lenses and collect your free case from the manufacturer. You can also buy it as a standalone product - recommended retail prices in Europe are EURO 259 for the larger one and EUR 179 for the smaller one.
 
The new Samyang product is to be released within a couple of weeks.
 
Adorama carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/5/2013 6:51:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Samyang has posted some full-reolution sample images taken with the Samyang/Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens mounted to a Canon EOS 60D.
 
Adorama has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens (all mounts) available for preorder.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 7/3/2013 2:46:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Samyang has just announced a new lens for APS-C sensor cameras – the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC Lens – via its Facebook profile.
 
The new lens will feature 13 elements in 11 groups, 2 aspherical lenses, and a 77mm filter mount. A Facebook comment left by Samyang hinted at a late-June to mid-July release date.
 
To see the original announcement, click on the "Photos" section of the Facebook profile.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 5/28/2013 7:58:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you didn't get the chance to attend Focus on Imaging photography fair, here's your opportunity to see what the Samyang booth looked like - Samyang has posted some images from its booth at the European event.
 
B&H carries Samyang Lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/20/2013 8:32:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 18, 2013
 Wednesday, January 16, 2013
From Samyang:
 
January 17th begins a photographic and scientific expedition through the Arctic Circle organized by Polish Association of Amateur Astronomers and astronomy forum AstroCD. The point of the expedition is to observe, photograph and study aurora borealis in the area of Tromso in Norway. Equipment sponsorship is provided by Samyang's european lenses distributor.
 
Research project Samyang Aurora Expedition will take place between January 17 - 21. The expedition team of ten astronomers and photographers from the Polish Association of Amateur Astronomers of Katowice will conduct intensive studies of Earth's magnetosphere and aurora borealis appearance.
 
Direct report of the trip and photographs will be available on Samyang Aurora Expedition blog: www.aurora.samyang.pl
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 1/16/2013 8:58:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 27, 2012
Samyang T-S 24mm ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens
 
From Samyang:
 
The Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography. The product is extremely useful to correct convergence of lines and perspective control. The optical tilt mechanisms enable precise control of depth of focus along with perspective control which can also be used for creative photography and perspective exaggeration, enabling photographers to shape the image according to their individual needs. Suitable for both digital and analogue film formats.
 
Optical design of the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC comprises sixteen lenses arranged in eleven groups, including two aspherical lenses and two Extra Dispersion (ED) lenses. These elements enable the lens to perfectly reproduce detailed elements and provide superior optical performance even when using the tilt and shift (T-S) functionality. Furthermore, each optical component has been covered with multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coatings, which provide superb light transmission, high contrast and natural colours. With sophisticated optics and developed T-S function, the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is currently the most advanced lens produced by Samyang Optics.
 
The tilt-shift function in the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and fine adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5 and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 mm. To make Tilt-Shift function even more seamless, both the lens mount and the Tilt-Shift section may be rotated on the optical axis. The Tilt-Shift section may be rotated left by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment), while mount of the lens may be rotated both in left and right direction by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment). Filter size is 82mm.
 
Available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony A mounts.
Release Date: March 2013.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 12/27/2012 2:31:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 25, 2012
From Samyang:
 
United Kingdom, September 25th 2012 - Samyang Optics is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Samyang VDSLR family, the 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR lens.
 
The 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens joins the four existing Samyang VDSLR lenses, the 8mm, 14mm, 24mm and 35mm.
 
Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens. However this new VDSLR version is designed specifically for cinematography. As such it features focus gearing (allows control of the focus with the aid of a follow focus system) and a silent aperture ring.
 
Product pricing, available mounts and release date will be confirmed at a later time.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 9/25/2012 10:41:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 14, 2012
From Samyang:
 
The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS is an ultra wide-angle prime lens designed for use with cameras that have APS-C / DX sensors. Its extremely short focal length and rectilinear imaging system ensure a wide angle of view, amounting to 110 degrees (~107 degree for Canon version). As a result the lens is a comprehensive tool for architecture and landscape photography. The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS gives an equivalent focal length of 15mm (or 16mm in the case of Canon EOS) in 35mm terms.
 
All details concerning the optical construction and available mounts will be published at a later date. The lens will be available at the end of 2012.
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 9/14/2012 11:45:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 13, 2012
From Samyang:
 
Samyang 14mm, 24mm, 35mm DSLR Cine Lenses
 
United Kingdom, August 9th 2012 - Samyang Optics is delighted to announce three new additions to the popular Samyang family, all of which are dedicated for cine purposes.
 
Lenses with focal length of 14mm, 24mm and 35mm will be available over the coming months.
 
These lenses are based on the existing types dedicated for digital photography. The new VDSLR lenses differ with the inclusion of follow-focus gearing on focus and decoupled aperture. Such alterations allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming. Another feature is the visibility of the aperture and focus scale on the side of the lens.
 
Initially available in Canon and Nikon mounts. Due for release August / September 2012. Expected street prices will be:
 
14mm T3.1 ED AS UMC - £329.99 / Euros 409.99
24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC - £529.99 / Euros 649.99
35mm T1.5 ED AS UMC - £419.99 / Euros 519.99
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Samyang news
Post Date: 8/13/2012 10:02:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 25, 2011
Samyang Press Release:
 
Samyang AE 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS for Nikon
 
Samyang AE 8mm 1:3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS
 
Utterly new lens with an integrated microprocessor compatible with Nikon DSLR cameras.
 
Kraków, November 25th 2011 - Delta Company, the sole distributor of Samyang products for Europe is about to release new lens - Samyang AE 8mm 1:3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS with the Nikon mount. This new, improved version is to replace the previous model without a microprocessor.
 
Samyang AE 8mm 1:3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS has been fitted with an electronic circuit, and just like other AE models allows for full control of exposure parameters from the camera level, and makes it easy to use i-TTL flash automatics. Owing to the integrated microprocessor, the light measurement system is effective in all photography modes and for all types of Nikon DSLR cameras. AE line additionally records exposure parameters and focus value in the Exif format.
 
Samyang 8mm 1:3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS is the high-class wide-angle lens designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C/DX sensor. This really is a sophisticated optical construction based on ten lenses arranged in seven groups, including one hybrid-aspherical lens which reduces chromatic aberration level. All lenses are covered with multi-layered, anti-reflexive coating of new generation. Optical parameters are thus of the highest-possible quality.
 
Warranty
 
Samyang AE 8mm 1:3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS lens is covered by 36-months warranty.
 
Price
 
Samyang AE 8mm 1:3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS – EUR 325 gross
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 11/25/2011 7:29:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 12, 2011
Introducing the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens (press release)
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/12/2011 11:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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