06 Jun 2022
The Samyang 800mm f8.0 is a long telephoto squeezed into a barrel just 172mm long, 1kg in weight, and at a low price too. Is it too good to be true? Possibly, as Thomas discovered in his latest review.
04 Nov 2019
The Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE is a mild wide-angle prime lens for Sony's Alpha mirrorless cameras. It offers a bright aperture and autofocus, and is priced below the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA, FE 35mm f1.8 and even the FE 35mm f2.8 ZA. Find out why it gives you a lot of bang for your buck in Thomas's full…
08 Aug 2016
The Samyang 135mm f2.0 ED UMC is a top-performing lens. It delivers beautiful-looking images with excellent contrast and sharpness on a high resolution full-frame camera, even with the aperture opened to f2.0. In addition it has the very low longitudinal CAs of an apochromatic lens and offers a beautiful background Bokeh. And this all at a low price of…
07 Jan 2016
The Samyang 24mm f1.4 ED AS IF UMC is a wide-angle full-frame lens available for Nikon, Canon, Sony E-mount, and MFT DSLRs. Announced in January 2012, it's the widest member of Samyang's line-up of f1.4 full-frame primes comprising 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm f1.4 models. Samyang lenses are also sold under the Rokinon and Walimex brand. Large aperture…
24 Feb 2015
Samyang's 12mm f2.8 is a fisheye lens available for Canon, Nikon, Sony (A and E) and Pentax mounts. Thomas checks out its full-frame quality.
19 May 2013
Samyang's 7.5mm is a low cost fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds. It may not offer autofocus, but the price is right!
12 Mar 2013
The Samyang Rokinon 85mm f1.4 is an affordable short telephoto lens with a bright focal ratio that's ideal for portrait work. Like other Samyang lenses, it's manual focus only, but comes in at a considerably lower price point than similar lenses from the big camera companies. Note Samyang lenses are branded as Rokinon and…