Category Archives: Samyang

Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 20mm T1.9 professional cine lens announced

The teaser I reported about over the weekend was for a new Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 20mm T1.9 professional cine lens – now officially announced: Ultra Wide Angle in 94.8° Aspherical Lens Designed for Films – 114mm Front Size, High-durability, FFG, Declicked Aperture Circular aperture with 11 blades Smooth Focus Ring Shipping will start in March 2017, the […]

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Samyang to announce one or two wide angle AF full frame lenses for Sony E-mount in 2017

In a recent interview, Samyang confirmed that they will be releasing “one or two” wide angle EF autofocus full frame lenses for Sony E-mount in 2017 (at 2:00 mark). Samyang currently has two EF autofocus lenses: the 50mm f/1.4 FE AF and the 14mm f/2.8 FE AF:

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Samyang “will probably” start producing autofocus zoom lenses as well

In addition to start making AF lenses for Canon and Nikon, Samyang is also planning to start making zoom lenses – first for the Xeen line of cinema lenses and then autofocus zoom photography lenses. All this is according to another recent Samyang interview with Focus-numerique:

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Is Samyang behind the Irix lens brand?

Irix lenses started in March this year with a teaser and now they already have several lenses in their line-up. On their website, the Irix is described as “Swiss precision and Korean ingenious solutions that make a powerful mix”. There have been some speculations online that Samyang could be behind the Irix brand and I may now have […]

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Samyang to start making AF lenses for Canon and Nikon, Fuji and Micro Four Thirds “are not very important”

In a recent interview with Focus-numerique, the head of product planning at Samyang Jeong Min Shin said that autofocus lenses will be coming also for Nikon and Canon mounts (already reported here on PR) and that the Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds markets “are not very important” and will not get any AF support:

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Samyang announces 14mm f/2.4 and Samyang 85mm f/1.2 “Premium” manual focus lenses

Samyang announced two manual focus photo lenses from their new “Premium” product line designed for high resolution photoshoots:

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Samyang AF 14/2.8 FE lens officially announced

The next lens from the 2016 Samyang summer lens blockbuster promo is a new Samyang AF 14/2.8 FE designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor. The lens was initially mentioned back in May, but no other information was provided (check US pricing and availability). The lens key features are: Ultra Wide Angle in 113.9° AF System Aspherical Lens […]

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