Samyang News

  • 21 September 2015 - Samyang announce new 21mm and 50mm Photo & Cine lenses for mirrorless cameras.

    Four new lenses for mirrorless cameras: 21mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.2 for photo and 21mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.3 for cine / video cameras. All lenses feature wide apertures and complement the existing Samyang range of compact lenses. These new lenses are expected to become available from Q4 2015 onwards, in the following mirrorless camera mounts: Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X and Canon M.

    The Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS is a manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor size, offering a standard equivalent focal length on the mirrorless systems.

    The Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS is a manual focus lens also for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor sizes, offering an equivalent short telephoto lens. The lens features a bright F1.2 aperture with impressive bokeh. This new 50mm F1.2 is an ideal close portrait lens.

  • Samyang 21mm f/1.4 photo lens
  • Samyang 21mm T1.5 VDSLR cine lens
  • Samyang 50mm f/1.2 photo lens
  • Samyang 50mm T1.3 VDSLR cine lens
  • 04 August 2015 - Samyang announce new XEEN cine lens series.

    Samyang are soon to unveil a new set of primes under the name of XEEN, a professional cinema lens above their existing cine lens series including PL mount versions. Initially will consist of three lenses - 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm, with a constant aperture of T1.5. With metal bodies, consistent focus marks and unified focus and apertures positions, 11 bladed aperture, 114mm front diameters, and long focus throws. Weight will be approximately 1.2kg each. Expected in PL mount, Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds MFT. Pricing is expected to be around £1599.

  • Samyang 24mm T1.5 XEEN Cine Lens
  • Samyang 50mm T1.5 XEEN Cine Lens
  • Samyang 85mm T1.5 XEEN Cine Lens
  • 04 April 2015 - Samyang announce the new 100mm f2.8 Macro lens

    Samyang have announced a new 100mm f2.8 Macro lens. Suitable for full frame cameras the new lens offers 1:1 macro life size reproduction. The lens’s minimum focusing distance is 30cm and features 15 elements in 12 groups with high refractive (HR), Extra low dispersion (ED) glass elements and Samyangs Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). The 100mm Macro Ill be available in 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, Samsung NX, Four-Thirds, and MFT.

  • Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO lens
  • Samyang 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC MACRO lens
  • January 20 2015 - NEW Samyang 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens

    The new full-frame Samyang 12mm lens will also be available in the VDSLR version. This cine lens version features the same excellent optics with the addition of de-clicked aperture and follow focus gearing. Will be available in available in Canon, Nikon and Sony E mounts, so perfect for full frame sensor film-makers. Other mounts also for smaller sensor will also be available.

  • Samyang 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fisheye Lens
  • January 12 2015 - NEW 135mm f/2.0 and 135mm T/2.2 lenses.

    Samyang announce a new 135mm lens in both standard f/2.0 and Cine / VDSLR T2.2 lens versions. The Samyang 135mm F2.0 telephoto lens will feature Extra low dispersion lens(ED), bright f2.0 aperture, circular aperture with 9 blades, floating type design, Ultra Multi Coating (UMC). Initially expected to be released in Canon, Nikon, Sony E and Sony A mounts. Price and availability to be confirmed.

  • Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens
  • Samyang 135mm T2.2 ED UMC Cine Lens
  • November 11 2014 - NEW large Samyang VDSLR lens case

    A large Samyang lens case is available to complement the range. The new Samyang lens case - Large can accommodate up to 6 Samyang lenses and one VDSLR camera body, such as a BlackMagic Cinema Camera, or a large DSLR Canon 5D Mk III.

  • Samyang Lens Cases
  • September 10 2014 - NEW Samyang 12 mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye lens

    The new full-frame Samyang 12mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye lens has been announced. The Samyang 12mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye is the third lens of the brand (along with 10mm f/2.8 and 12mm f/2.0) with highly effective nanocrystal anti-reflection coatings (NCS). Full frame compatibility, the lens will be initially released in Canon and Nikon mounts. Price and availability to be confirmed.

  • Samyang 12 mm f2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye lens
  • August 26 2014 - NEW Samyang 50mm lenses.

    Samyang have officially announced the 50mm f1.4 and T1.5 lenses, due later in the year. The much rumoured 50mm lenses will be available in photographic version Samyang 50 mm f1.4 AS UMC and Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR cine lens version with decoupled aperture and follow focus gearing. Available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A, Fujifilm X mount, Pentax and Micro Four Thirds (MFT) fit. For full specification please click on the links below.

  • Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens
  • Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR cine lens
  • April 28 2014 - NEW Samyang lenses announced.

    Samyang have officially announced new photographic and cine lenses extending their range. This includes addition of Auto Exposure (AE) chip in their CANON mount 35mm f1.4 lens which also enables focus confirmation. Also announced are VDSLR / Cine versions of 7.5mm, 10mm and 12mm lenses, and Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A mounts of the existing 300mm f6.3 compact mirror lens.

  • Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Fish-eye Cine
  • Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine
  • Samyang 12mm T2.2 Cine
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE
  • Samyang 300mm f/6.3 Mirror UMC CS DSLR
  • March 28 2014 - Samyang 10mm VDSLR T3.1 Cine lens due soon.

    Samyang has announced a VDSLR version of the new Samyang 10mm f2.8 lenses will be released shortly. Expected to have an T-stop of around T3.1. No specific date has been given, it is expected to be some months away.

  • March 21 2014 - Samyang Announce new lenses

    Samyang has announced new lenses to compliment their lens range. Samyang 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II, and Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS. The 8mm Fisheye is a Cine version of the existing Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye, the 12mm is a brand new developed lens designed for Compact System Cameras (CSCs). A Samyang 10mm Lens was announced again, previously detailed in December 2013.

  • Samyang 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fisheye II
  • Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
  • Samyang 12 mm f/2.0 NCS CS
  • March 19 2014- Samyang Pentax mount versions of the Cine VDSLR lens range now available.

    Samyang has announced the introduction of their film V-DSLR lens equipped with a Pentax K bayonet mount for users of Pentax digital SLR cameras.

  • Samyang VDSLR 8mm T3.8 Pentax CS II
  • Samyang VDSLR 14mm T3.1 Pentax
  • Samyang VDSLR 16mm T2,2 Pentax
  • Samyang VDSLR 24mm T1.5 Pentax
  • Samyang VDSLR 35mm T1.5 Pentax
  • Samyang VDSLR 85mm T1.5 Pentax
  • Set of 4 Samyang VDSLR Cine Lens Kits - in PENTAX
  • February 28 2014 - UPDATE: Samyang 10mm f/2.8 due MARCH 2014 - FREE NEST Monopod with pre-orders.

    The new Samyang 10mm lens will be in stock from around the middle to end of March 2014, available to pre-order now. FREE NEST NT-M123A Monopod with pre-orders through UK Digital

  • Samyang 10mm + Nest Monopod with pre-orders from UK Digital
  • Details on Nest NT-M123A Monopod from NEST UK website
  • January 24 2014 - NEW - Samyang SFH-14 Filter Holder for 14mm lens

    The newly developed Samyang Filter Holder model SFH-14 is specifically designed for the Samyang 14mm lenses. The SFH-14 is suitable for all mounts of the 14mm lens and suitable for both standard f/2.8 and T3.1 VDSLR cine versions. Takes specially made Cokin rectangular filters of size 161 x 139 x 3mm

  • Samyang SFH-14 Filter Holder for 14mm lens
  • Cokin Filters for Samyang SFH-14
  • December 06 2013 - NEW - Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lenses

    Samyang 10mm Lenses will be available shortly, expected January / February 2014. These new Ultra-wide Samyang lenses are designed for cropped sensor cameras, and feature Samyangs all new NCS coatings (nano crystal anti-reflection coating system). Initially envisaged to be available in Canon EF, Sony A and E mount versions, with Pentax, Samsung NX, Fujifilm, X-Mount and Canon M Mount to follow.

  • Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
  • Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Nikon (AE) Lens
  • November 13 2013 - Samyang VDSLR Cine Lens Kits

    Cinema lens sets / kits of Samyang VDSLR lenses are available. These prime lens kits offer high quality manual lenses with built-in follow focus gearing, providing professional control whilst on camera rig systems. The Samyang lens sets offer superb quality at fantastic prices; the price of a whole set of 4 or more lenses are even inexpensive when compared a single lens from other manufacturers.

  • Various Samyang VDSLR Cine Lens Kits are available.
  • November 12 2013 - New Announcement - Samyang Lens cases

    Samyang have launched tough Polypropylene (PP) lens cases, primarily designed for carrying VDSLR / Cine sets of lenses. Also suitable for Samyang's standard range of lenses. Two cases are available, a smaller one (size S) can carry up to 3 lenses, and medium (Size M) up to 6 lenses.

  • Samyang VDSLR Lens Cases
  • October 16 2013 - New Announcement - Samyang lenses for E-mount Full Frame

    Samyang have announced the release of a Samyang lenses for Sony E mount to work with both APS-C and full frame sensors. Expected in the next few months various existing Samyang lenses will be available with native direct fit Sony E-mount, for Sony NEX series and latest full frame Alpha models such as the Sony Alpha 7R and Sony Alpha 7. The following Samyang lenses will be available:

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UM
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
  • August 06 2013 - New Announcement - Samyang 16mm T2.2 ED AS UMC CS VDSLR Lens.

    Samyang have announced the addition of the 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 ED AS UMC CS lens developed primarily for professional cine / movie making purposes. The model will have a maximum aperture of T2.2.
    This new lens will be available from September 2013. The new Samyang 16mm V-DSLR is a wide-angle, bright lens for cameras equipped with APS-C sized sensors. Like the standard version, the Samyang 16mm VDSLR lens features 13 elements and 11 optical groups. Fantastic optical performance by the inclusion of one ED lens and one aspherical lens element and the optical performance is further enhanced by the addition of high quality anti-reflective UMC coatings. Filter size: 77mm.

    The VDSLR version also features follow focus gearing and decoupled aperture. The lens will be released in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X and Olympus / Panasonic MFT

  • New Samyang Lenses in development for 2013 / 2014.

    Samyang are constantly developing and extending their lens range. Currently due to popular demand there are new lenses in the pipeline, including VDSLR versions to complement the line up which should be of particular interest to videographers and cinematographers wishing to have a full set of brand matched fast prime lenses.

    The new lenses are initially envisage to be Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony mounts, with other mounts following.

  • Samyang 10mm lens due Q1-2014

    Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS has been delayed, and is envisaged to be released in Q1-2014

  • 25 July 2013 - Samyang 300mm and 16mm lenses now available

    Samyang 300mm f6.3 mirror lens Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS Reflex Mirror Lens
    Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens (Canon EF / M, Fuji X, MFT, Pentax, Samsung NX, Sony A and E Mounts) Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
    Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens Nikon AE Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Nikon AE

  • June 10th 2013 - New Announcement - Samyang 300mm f6.3 mirror lens.

    Samyang is developing a 300mm f6.3 mirror reflex lens specifically for mirrorless system cameras such as the Canon M, Sony NEX, Fuji X, MFT series. Suitable for APS-C sized sensors or smaller this new telephoto lens design is compact and easy to carry around. The 300mm focal length is equivalent to 450mm for APS-C sensors (such as the Sony NEX series) and 600mm for MFT. The 300mm lens will have a fixed aperture of f/6.3 and is manual focusing. Available from July 2013.

  • June 10th 2013 - New Announcement - new Samyang 16mm Lens.

    Samyang will release a new wide angle 16mm f/2.0 APS-C lenses. The 16mm focus length features a rectilinear view. The 16mm will be 24mm equivalent (83.1 degree field of view for Nikon DX cameras) and 25.6mm equivalent (79.5 degree FOV for Canon). The large f2 aperture allows for low light photography. The weight of the lens is approximately 570g. Available from July 2013.

  • May 2013 - Samyang 24mm T/S Tilt-Shift lens now available

    Samyang 24mm T/S Tilt-Shift lens now available Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC

  • March 06th 2013 - Samyang Optics announce Samyang 24mm T/S Tilt-Shift lens delayed until May 2013.

    There has been a short delay on the release of the Samyang 24mm T/S Tilt-Shift lens, which will now be available in May 2013.

  • September 25th 2012 - Samyang Optics announce the latest addition to the Samyang VDSLR family, the 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR lens.

    The 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens joins the four existing Samyang VDSLR lenses, the 8mm, 14mm, 24mm and 35mm.

    Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens. However this new VDSLR version is designed specifically for cinematography. As such it features focus gearing (allows control of the focus with the aid of a follow focus system) and a silent aperture ring.

    Product pricing, available mounts and release date will be confirmed at a later time.

  • September 14th 2012 - Samyang Optics introduce a prototype version of the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens. The lens will be on show at Photokina 2012, held in Cologne.

    The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS is an ultra wide-angle prime lens designed for use with cameras that have APS-C / DX sensors. Its extremely short focal length and rectilinear imaging system ensure a wide angle of view, amounting to 110 degrees (~107 degree for Canon version). As a result the lens is a comprehensive tool for architecture and landscape photography. The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS gives an equivalent focal length of 15mm (or 16mm in the case of Canon EOS) in 35mm terms.

    All details concerning the optical construction and available mounts will be published at a later date. The lens will be available at the end of 2012.

  • Samyang Optics is to release a new lens with perspective control function - the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC. The official product presentation will take place on September 18th, during Photokina 2012 which is held in Cologne.

    The Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography. The product will also be extremely useful when convergence of lines in the frame is required. Owing to the mechanism of optical axis tilt, focus depth operation brings utterly new quality and possibilities, enabling photographers to shape the image according to their individual needs, both on digital and analogue carriers.

    Optical design of the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC comprises sixteen lenses arranged in eleven groups, including two aspherical lenses and two Extra Dispersion (ED) lenses. These elements enable the lens to perfectly reproduce detailed elements and provide superior optical performance even with the T-S function on. Furthermore, each optical component has been covered with multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coatings, which provide great light transmission, high contrast and natural colours. With sophisticated optics and developed T-S function, the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is currently the most advanced lens produced by Samyang Optics.

    Tilt-Shift function

    Tilt-Shift function in the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and fine adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5 and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 mm. To make Tilt-Shift function even more seamless, both the lens mount and the Tilt-Shift section may be rotated on the optical axis. The Tilt-Shift section may be rotated left by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment), while mount of the lens may be rotated both in left and right direction by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment).

    Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC will be available later this year in the following mounts; Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax and Sony A. Pricing is to be announced.

  • August 9th 2012 - Samyang Optics announce three new additions to the popular Samyang family, all of which are dedicated for cine purposes.

    New lenses include the 14mm VDSLR, 24mm VDSLR and 35mm VDSLR will be available over the coming months.

    These lenses are based on the existing types dedicated for digital photography. The new VDSLR lenses differ with the inclusion of follow-focus gearing on focus and decoupled aperture. Such alterations allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming. Another feature is the visibility of the aperture and focus scale on the side of the lens.

    Initially available in Canon and Nikon mounts. Due for release August / September 2012. Expected street prices will be:

    14mm T3.1 ED AS UMC - £329.99 / Euros 409.99, 24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC - £529.99 / Euros 649.99, 35mm T1.5 ED AS UMC - £419.99 / Euros 519.99

  • June 11th 2012 - Samyang Optics announce the latest addition to the popular range of manual focus lenses, the 8mm 1:2.8 UMC Fish-eye lens designed specifically for Sony NEX and Samsung NX cameras.

    Complimenting the existing fisheye lenses available in other mounts, the Samyang 8mm 1:2.8 UMC Fisheye is currently the smallest and the brightest Fisheye lens, available in Sony NEX and Samsung NX mounts. It perfectly combines superior optics and a fast aperture within an exceptionally compact size.

    Its sophisticated optical construction relies on a system of 10 lenses arranged in 8 groups. They include one aspherical (AS) lens and two lenses made of extra low dispersion glass (ED). These provide outstanding sharpness for the entire field of view and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens surfaces are covered with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings enhancing light transmission and maximising contrast.

    Samyang 8mm 1:2.8 UMC Fish-eye is a manual lens that will be marketed with Sony E (NEX) and Samsung NX mounts. In both cases its maximum angle of view will amount to 180 degrees, with a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 metres.

    Due for release early July 2012. Expected street price will be £279.99 / Euros 349.99.

Current range of Samyang Lenses.