Samyang 100mm Macro Lens Just Days Away

Mar 30, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Samyang 100mm Macro Lens Just Days Away

Mar 30, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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The company, also known as Rokinon, has been rumored to release a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens and the teaser posted on its Facebook page suggests the announcement is just around the corner.

Samyang did not reveal much information, but left room for imagination as it promised unmatched featured.

“With immense focus and unparalleled features, #Samyangoptics will introduce the latest product. Stay tuned”. That’s the exact message that was shared on social media a couple of days ago, along with the photo above.

Unfortunately it is expected to a manual focus lens, as are the rest of the company’s lenses, but the teaser’s wording managed to create a buzz.

Very uncommon though not exactly unparalleled, a popular guess seems to be that the lens will offer a higher magnification ratio than 1:1, and personally I’d love to see that being the case.

The price is not expected to be cheap and PhotoRumors says it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of Canon’s $949 100mm f/2.8 stabilized lens and Nikon’s $797 105mm f/2.8 lens.

That is surprisingly high for Samyang, but customers might be willing to pay a premium over their regular price if the lens was specifically designed to handle a 36MP sensor or larger.

Samyang/Rokinon has been doing very well lately with a flood of new lenses released last year and their recently released 135mm f/2 that has been excelling in reviews.

[via PhotoRumors]

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2 responses to “Samyang 100mm Macro Lens Just Days Away”

  1. David Liang Avatar
    David Liang

    That’s very uncharacteristic of Samyang to price their lenses near the price of the OEMs. If it’s 1:1 I’d be a buyer at the 300-400 range. If it’s got interesting features like better than 1:1 500-600 isn’t bad either.

  2. willdmo Avatar
    willdmo

    Pay less, buy a used Pentax DFA WR which handles Highres Sensors just well, covers fullframe and even is weather sealed.