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Samyang/Rokinon


June 1, 2020 Samyang RF 85mm F1.4 AF Review

At the beginning of this year I was delighted when Samyang released the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 lens in an RF mount.  It was an autofocusing lens (and one that autofocuses very well on the Canon EOS R that I tested it on) and also had a beautiful, weather sealed build.  To this point there […] [Read more...]

May 29, 2020 Samyang RF 85mm F1.4 AF Image Gallery

At the beginning of this year I was delighted when Samyang released the Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 lens in an RF mount.  It was an autofocusing lens (and one that autofocuses very well on the Canon EOS R that I tested it on) and also had a beautiful, weather sealed build.  I expressed hope that […] [Read more...]

May 18, 2020 Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 (Sony FE) Review

In late March, Samyang contacted me to see if I wanted to look at a new lens.  I agreed, but they didn’t specify what the lens was.  I didn’t know until it arrived, but was very interested to discover a compact, portrait oriented prime lens at a focal length that I’ve never tested before – [&hel [Read more...]

April 23, 2020 Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 Image Gallery

In late March, Samyang contacted me to see if I wanted to look at a new lens.  I agreed, but they didn’t specify what the lens was.  I didn’t know until it arrived, but was very interested to discover a compact, portrait oriented prime lens at a focal length that I’ve never tested before – [&hel [Read more...]

January 13, 2020 Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 Review (Sony FE)

Korean lens maker Samyang (also sold as Rokinon in some markets) has had a bifurcated approach to lens development on Sony’s FE (full frame mirrorless platform). They have released (at this point) a traditional trinity of wide aperture F1.4 primes (35, 50, and 85mm – all of which I’ve reviewed if you click the link [&helli [Read more...]

January 4, 2020 Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 Image Gallery

The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 is a welcome addition to Samyang’s “Tiny Series” of lenses.  It’s wonderfully compact (60mm long) and weighs only 145g, and yet covers a prime focal length for landscapes, astrophotography, and other wide angle work with a reasonably bright maximum aperture.  If the opti [Read more...]

December 30, 2019 Samyang RF 14mm F2.8 Review

When Canon released the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera last year it arrived with a fair bit of controversy.  There were some key areas where Canon lagged behind the competition despite offering some innovation in other areas.  My consensus (largely echoed by other reviewers) was that there was a lot of potent [Read more...]

December 21, 2019 Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 Canon RF Image Gallery

When Canon released the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera last year it arrived with a fair bit of controversy.  There were some key areas where Canon lagged behind the competition despite offering some innovation in other areas.  My consensus (largely echoed by other reviewers) was that there was a lot of potent [Read more...]