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…
07 Jan 2016 Thomas
The Samyang 24mm f1.4 ED is a mixed bag: It can deliver resolution right up there with the best, it has little coma and low longitudinal CAs plus a smooth Bokeh - albeit with freckled specular highlights. But on the other side it offers no auto-focus and in all but the Nikon version it has no communication with the…
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.
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!
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…