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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...]

November 16, 2020 Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE Review

The size of mirrorless cameras has trended ever larger as the early focus on (mostly) smaller sensors and compact lenses has shifted to high resolution full frame sensors and professional grade lenses designed to match (or exceed) what was available for DSLRs in the past.  Some of us don’t mind this trend, as we are [ [Read more...]

November 13, 2020 Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE Image Gallery

The size of mirrorless cameras has trended ever larger as the early focus on (mostly) smaller sensors and compact lenses has shifted to high resolution full frame sensors and professional grade lenses designed to match (or exceed) what was available for DSLRs in the past.  Some of us don’t mind this trend, as we are [ [Read more...]