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November 1, 2022 Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 Series II Review

My excitement over reviewing a new Samyang lens has grown by leaps and bounds over the past three years.  In my DSLR days I had treated Samyang much like some of the budget manual focus lens players on the market today (7Artisans, TTArtisan, Brightin Star, etc…).  They produced lenses that were sometimes optically in [Read more...]

November 1, 2022 Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 Series II Image Gallery

My excitement over reviewing a new Samyang lens has grown by leaps and bounds over the past three years.  In my DSLR days I had treated Samyang much like some of the budget manual focus lens players on the market today (7Artisans, TTArtisan, Brightin Star, etc…).  They produced lenses that were sometimes optically in [Read more...]

January 24, 2022 Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 II Review

When I first started reviewing Samyang (also sold as Rokinon – the products are identical), their products fell into one specific category.  They produced inexpensive manual everything lenses that often had fairly good optics housed in “cheap” bodies.  I was still a fan of some of their lenses because of the pric [Read more...]

January 23, 2022 Samyang AF 50mm F1.4 II Gallery

When I first started reviewing Samyang (also sold as Rokinon – the products are identical), their products fell into one specific category.  They produced inexpensive manual everything lenses that often had fairly good optics housed in “cheap” bodies.  I was still a fan of some of their lenses because of the pric [Read more...]

May 24, 2021 Samyang AF 12mm F2 Review

I had mixed feelings about some of Samyang’s (also sold under the Rokinon brand) early full frame lenses, but I really loved their compact APS-C primes whose design language was in many ways a precursor to their full frame “Tiny Series”.  I love the tiny series, and the newest lens in the series (the Samya [Read more...]

May 24, 2021 Samyang AF 12mm F2 Image Gallery

I had mixed feelings about some of Samyang’s (also sold under the Rokinon brand) early full frame lenses, but I really loved their compact APS-C primes whose design language was in many ways a precursor to their full frame “Tiny Series”.  I love the tiny series, and the newest lens in the series (the Samya [Read more...]

May 3, 2021 Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 Review

It’s always intriguing to me when two very similar lenses come to the market at the same time.  I was just wrapping up my coverage of the Viltrox AF 24mm F1.8 (my review here) when I got wind that Samyang also had a compact 24mm F1.8 prime lens in the pipeline.  When Samyang sent me […] [Read more...]

April 24, 2021 Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 Image Gallery

It’s always intriguing to me when two very similar lenses come to the market at the same time.  I was just wrapping up my coverage of the Viltrox AF 24mm F1.8 (my review here) when I got wind that Samyang also had a compact 24mm F1.8 prime lens in the pipeline.  When Samyang sent me […] [Read more...]