UPDATE: 4-2-15 NOW The 100mm f/2.8 lens is now available for preorder from B&H – $549

Available in the following mounts – Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax, Samsung and Sony Mounts

Rokinon Macro Lens

 

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1′ Minimum Focus
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Shipping at the end of April

Original Post below-

On Samyang’s FB page they have teased a new lens coming soon. . .

Samyang 100mm Macro
Samyang 100mm Macro Teaser

It is expected that this lens will be a 100mm Macro f/2.8 and arrive this summer. The lens will offer, in Samyang’s own words – “With immense focus and unparalleled features”   All Samyang lenses are manual focus and do not offer IS. This allows them to offer affordably sharp glass that budget photographers and videographers love. I am curious how this lens will offer “immense focus and unparalleled features”  Do you have any idea? I do expect it will be sharp and for most serious macro work manual focus is preferred but the rumor is currently a higher price than most Samyang offerings – maybe as high as $800 putting it on par with the excellent Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM – that gives you autofocus with full time manual focus.

UPDATE 4-1-2015: B&H briefly had a Rokinon version of this new lens listed on their website. Price at $549 – much more reasonable in my opinion for a manual focus only lens that is likely to be very sharp.

Samyang, Bower and Rokinon are actually the same Korean company producing manual focus lenses known for sharpness. They get rebranded and sold worldwide. Their fisheye and UWA lenses are very good, they have more recently started selling Cine style lenses too with smooth aperture control and gearing for follow focus systems.

DEAL ALERT: Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for $259 ENDS TODAY

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Take a look at the best selling Samyang Lenses at B&H | Rokinon | Bower

I plan to bring you hands-on reviews of these lenses soon. Which are the most interesting to you?

 

 

 

 

 

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 Rainy Day Reflections of Seattle's coolest public library - I almost said coolest building but the new Amazon spheres are crazy cool. I like living in the future - now if we could just ecotopia this place up all would be peachy!
 Upper Sunbeam Falls - Powered by melting snow(seen at the top of the frame) - Captured with GH5 and 12-35 f/2.8 lens 0.4 second exposure.


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