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March 3, 2016 Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC Review

The New Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 – Taking a Different Path There are diverging paths being taken in the photography world today. On one hand you have the top players in the full frame lens category, and, judging by most of the lenses I have reviewed recently, the trend is towards ever larger and heavier lenses. […]

March 1, 2016 Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Review

There are diverging paths being taken in the photography world today. On one hand you have the top players in the full frame lens category, and, judging by most of the lenses I have reviewed recently, the trend is towards ever larger and heavier lenses. I’ve been spending time with the excellent Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85mm […]

January 27, 2016 Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Image Gallery

Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Image Gallery I was excited about these little mirrorless lenses from the moment that they were announced.  They are available in Canon M, Fuxi X, Sony E, and Micro 4/3rds mounts.  I own the Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS lens from this series already, and it has delighted me both […]

January 25, 2016 Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC Lens Image Gallery

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC Lens Image Gallery I’m delighted to have the pair of Rokinon’s new fast aperture prime lenses in hand for review.  I own the Rokinon 12mm f/2 prime and have been delighted with it, and am happy to see that the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 lenses are both equally […]

March 27, 2015 Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Review

Samyang/Rokinon has entered uncharted waters with the release of the new 50mm and 135mm lenses (read my review of the 50mm f/1.4 here). Previously they have primarily offered budget alternatives to a variety of large aperture primes that typically cost a lot of money. Samyang has carved itself out a niche by offering lenses with no […]

March 11, 2015 Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Review

Samyang/Rokinon has entered unchartered waters with the release of the new 50mm and 135mm lenses (both of which I am currently reviewing). Previously they have primarily offered budget alternatives to a variety of large aperture primes that typically cost a lot of money. Samyang has carved itself out a niche by offering lenses with no […]

March 10, 2015 50mm Shootout

Which Fifty is the Most Nifty? People have been using 50mm “normal” lenses for most of the past century, and no focal length has been more popular. 50mm lenses are called “normal” because they roughly approximate the typical human field of view. That makes the focal length very popular because people find it very easy […]

March 1, 2015 Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Image Gallery

Here is a collection of images from the new Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC lens.  This recently released prime has great image quality with some vintage character and beautiful drawing.  It does have some chromatic aberrations, but few other optical shortcomings.  My full review of the Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC can be […]