Samyang Lenses

Samyang 800mm f8.0 review

06 Jun 2022 Thomas

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.

Samyang AF 35mm f1.4 FE review

04 Nov 2019 Thomas

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…

Samyang 135mm f2 review

08 Aug 2016 Thomas

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…

Samyang 24mm f1.4 review

07 Jan 2016 Thomas

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…

Samyang 12mm f2.8 Fisheye

24 Feb 2015 Thomas

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.

Samyang Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 Fisheye

19 May 2013 Gordon Laing

Samyang's 7.5mm is a low cost fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds. It may not offer autofocus, but the price is right!

Samyang 85mm f1.4

12 Mar 2013 Ken McMahon

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…

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