Rokinon/Samyang has today announced their new AF 85mm f/1.4 RF lens for the Canon RF mount. While it appears to simply be a new mount version of their existing AF 85mm f/1.4 for Sony, it presents something of a bargain when it comes to fast portrait glass for Canon’s EOS R mirrorless cameras. The price isn’t quite as good as some might hope, though.
Samyang has announced updates to two of its most popular manual focus lenses for DSLRs with the new MF 14mm f/2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm f/1.4 Mk2 lenses. Although they are designed primarily for DSLRs, coming in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts, they’re also available in some mirrorless mounts, too, including Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Micro Four Thirds.
The new Mark II updates come with focus lock and a “de-clicked” aperture to ensure you hit your absolute sweet spot with fine analogue adjustments and once you’re there you can lock it off. They both have 9 aperture blades for better bokeh and they’re both weather-sealed to help prevent dust and moisture from entering the lens.
Samyang Optics has announced their new AF 75mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Weighing in at a mere 230, this makes it one of the lightest portrait lenses on the market – and Samyang claims to be the lightest specifically at 75mm.
This is the 5th member of Samyang’s “Tiny but Almighty” AF series lenses, which Samyang says are the result of market trends and the growing needs of users. The lens joins Samyang’s AF 18mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.4, 35mm f/2.8 and 45mm f/1.8 lenses in the small, lightweight autofocus FE lens lineup.
Samyang has won themselves a reputation for manufacturing sharp and budget-friendly lenses. Their first offerings were pure manual, like the now renowned Samyang 14mm f/2.8. A lens that swiftly became a favorite among nightscape photographers. The lens is sharp, lightweight, cheap, and it yields great stars with little to no coma (comet-like distortion). Now comes the newer, autofocus, Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE.
Yesterday, we kicked off our 2019 gift guide with cameras. Today it’s time for the lenses. We had a think about some of our new favourites we’ve tried this year, some of the very cool new ones that have been released as well as a couple of classics that just always remain popular and useful.
Samyang has today announced the new Samyang 14mm f/2.8 RF Autofocus lens. Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, it’s technically the same Samyang 14mm f/2.8 autofocus lens that’s been out for Sony E for a while now, but with a Canon RF mount. The lens offers a 113.9° ultra-wide-angle field of view, and what Samyang describes as “excellent optical performance”.
Samyang has announced a brand new lineup of its affordable XEEN cine lenses. The new and improved XEEN CF line is coming in five focal lengths, from 16mm to 85mm. They’re compact and lightweight, and they’re the first full-frame cinema lenses which incorporate carbon fiber into the lens barrel.
Samyang, also known as Rokinon in some parts of the world, has announced a new full frame 45mm f/1.8 compact autofocus lens for Sony E mount. Samyang says that it’s been designed specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras and isn’t just a rehash of another lens with a new mount. It is their third compact lens and seventh autofocus lens designed for Sony mirrorless.