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Samyang 35mm f1.4

Well, I know its huge, who exactly are Samyang anyway, and its manual focus only,

but its coming in four thirds and - Oooh - f1.4

http://www.samyang.pl/article,8,news...6c870a74e10177

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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

Sounds very much like a Korean company.

Edit: Looks like this company: Samyang optics

I know the town of Masan very well indeed. Not a big place.

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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

Samyang make the 8mm fisheye that is variously rebranded as Falcon, Bower, Vivitar, Rokinon etc and also the 85mm f1.4 which is also a manual lens and is well received by Canikon users.

Although a lesser known company and manual focus only this could be an interesting addition.
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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

I have the 8mm Fisheye rebranded as Falcon and I have to say I was surprised with how sharp the optics are for the price, it is manual though, but this isnt much of a problem when using a fisheye
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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

Anyone any ideas as to what the price of this lens might end up as? It looks an awesome walkabout/specialist-portrait/street lens. OK it's manual, but heck... I've ventured far, far enough away from 'P' now not to worry!
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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

It seems very big and bulky compared to the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and that has AF as well.


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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

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Anyone any ideas as to what the price of this lens might end up as? It looks an awesome walkabout/specialist-portrait/street lens. OK it's manual, but heck... I've ventured far, far enough away from 'P' now not to worry!
I think it will be around 150 - 180 considering the 225 price of the 85mm and its got to be less than half of the Sigma 30mm.

Could indeed be a nice portrait lens and may get one myself, as I know my fisheye is sharp enough, I'd have no problem buying another lens from this company
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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

I agree there Steve. I had considered the 30mm f1.4, but had heard bad things about them, however for the price this Samyang looks a decent enough punt!
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I agree there Steve. I had considered the 30mm f1.4, but had heard bad things about them, however for the price this Samyang looks a decent enough punt!
Yes, the price certainly does look attractive. I was considering the Sigma 30mm lens or (more likely) the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Hadn't heard of any reports of the Sigma 30mm John, so interesting to get your comments.

Would be interested to know what the image quality is like between these lenses.

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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

Must admit to finding it tempting, can we persuade Pete to buy one and try it.

Or he could try the 85mm - another lens that catches my eye (and has had some good reviews) and strikes me as a great street/candid tele.

I think we can all pass on their mirror lenses.

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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

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Must admit to finding it tempting, can we persuade Pete to buy one and try it.

Or he could try the 85mm - another lens that catches my eye (and has had some good reviews) and strikes me as a great street/candid tele.

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Nope, were on an economy drive here at Snaar towers
Says he who has recently bought a 70-300mm!
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Says he who has recently bought a 70-300mm!
Ah, the purchase begets the economy drive !
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Ah, the purchase begets the economy drive !
What do you mean? Economically speaking, that lens (ZD 70-300) comes at a nice bargain price. Sounds like a very economical move to buy it.
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Re: Samyang 35mm f1.4

Dear Pete,

I have just send you an email which hopefully has a pdf attached that maybe of interest about the Samyang 85mm.

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