Samyang XP lenses pulled out by Swedish distributor due to design similarity with Zeiss lenses


There is some kind of conflict in Sweden between Zeiss and Samyang regarding the latest Samyang Premium XP lenses for Canon EF mount:


Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 lens


Samyang XP 85mm f/1.2 lens

The distributor in Sweden, Focus Nordic, has contacted all shops in Sweden to stop selling the Samyangs XP lenses and return the existing inventory back to Focus Nordic - it seems that the issue is the similar outside design with the latest Zeiss lenses:

Focus Nordic has announced to all its dealers that Samyang's 50 mm and 85 mm lens in the premium series XP will cease to be sold. The reason is a conflict with Zeiss.

Inspired or copied? seems to be a core issue in the dispute about how Samyang designed its premium lenses in the XP series. The two objections that the dispute concerns, and which ends selling are:

Samyang Premium XP 50mm f/1.2
Samyang Premium XP 85mm f/1.2

Dealers are advised to immediately remove the products from their websites and return the items in stock.

Via Fotosidan

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