Wide Angle Prime Lenses for Canon & Nikon

https://youtu.be/8An3dzcgCWE Download Full Raw Images from All three lenses. Sigma 14mm ART Samples, Irix 15mm Blackstone Samples and Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Sample RAW Images. (images for personal comparison only)Buy the IRIX 15mm LensBuy the SIgma 14mm LensBuy the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm LensEdited Sample Images[gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" td_gallery_title_input="Sigma 14mm Sample Images" ids="15953,15954,15955,15956"]Additional Sigma 14mm Samples Shot by Steve Scurich Photography[gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="15959,15960,15961,15962,15963,15964,15965,15966"]IRIX Blackstone 15mm Sample Shots[gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="15967,15968,15969,15970"]


Samyang Announces 2 Auto-Focus Lenses for Sony FE Mount!

Photocredit (http://www.syopt.com)Samyang (Also branded Rokinon, Vivitar, Bower etc) are a brand that we really like, they've been delivering optically fantastic lenses at incredible prices with one large tradeoff - they've always been manual focus.The current 14mm is our pick for "Best Budget Lens for Stars"  see our review hereNow Samyang has announced two Full Frame Sony E Mount lenses - an Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm F2.8 and a 50mm F1.4.We're very excited about these lenses, if they've managed to produce lenses that have good auto-focus on Sony bodies, with the existing high level of optical quality AND keep the prices reasonable - these are going fly off the shelves.Below is the full press release - we of course are hopign to get our hands on one to test for you.Press Release from Samyang's website"May 3rd, 2016, Seoul, Korea – The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) today announced the long-awaited launch of two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size. The new 14mm and 50mm are the widest and brightest lenses in their classand offer superb quality images to photographers. This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses. Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera LensBoth 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC and 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC are specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance. Along with portability of mirrorless lenses, the 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpnessof image to photographers.The 67mm filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography. The 14mm F2.8 is the widest angle available in the market and the F1.4 of 50mm and F2.8 of 14mm apertures are by far the brightest of full frame mirrorless lenses, offeringa beautiful bokeh effect and the best quality images under various exposure conditions.Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included in both lenses to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading TechnologyThese new products will be the first autofocus lenses in over 40 years of Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies. Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. Photographers now can enjoy the prime manual lens image quality and autofocus lens. These new 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection.The 67mm filter diameter is also the result of years of R&D for best handling, by adding stability to the photo-taking experience. Also the minimal and sleek design and metal-housing solidify the build quality with the internal focus system.These two new autofocus lenses from Samyang Optics will be exhibited at the Photo & Imaging 2016Show in Seoul, South Korea. The lenses will be globally available from July 2016. Further details, pricing and availability will follow.More information will be released soon onSamyang Optics official website (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com), Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/samyanglensglobal) andInstagram (http://www.instagram.com /samyanglensglobal)."

Samyang 100mm Macro f/2.8 - Teaser

UPDATE: 4-2-15 NOW The 100mm f/2.8 lens is now available for preorder from B&H - $549Available in the following mounts - Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Micro Four Thirds, Pentax, Samsung and Sony MountsRokinon 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 AprilOriginal Post below-On Samyang's FB page they have teased a new lens coming soon. . .Samyang 100mm MacroIt 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 TODAYBower Rokinon Lenses Bower Rokinon LensesTake a look at the best selling Samyang Lenses at B&H | Rokinon | BowerI plan to bring you hands-on reviews of these lenses soon. Which are the most interesting to you?