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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...]

August 30, 2019 Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE Review

It feels like Samyang AF has finally arrived…at least on the Sony FE platform!  For decades Samyang was limited to producing manual focus only lenses, but a few years back they started to try their hands at the more complicated business of autofocus lenses.  The first of these that I reviewed (Samyang AF 50mm F1. [Read more...]

August 2, 2019 Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 Image Gallery

Samyang has previously released a couple of very compact autofocusing prime lenses for Sony, though with only moderately wide maximum apertures of F2.8.  People loved the size of the lenses, but the autofocus systems were not always quite there.  Fast forward to 2019 where Samyang has just hit a home run with the AF 85 [Read more...]