Samyang may have started out with specialised low-cost manual focus prime lenses, but now it’s moving into mainstream photography with a series of autofocus lenses for top camera brands. The latest is the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF for Canon full frame DSLRs. It will fit Canon’s APS-C models, where it offers an equivalent focal length […]
Samyang is an independent Korean lens maker that seemed to creep quietly on to the scene a few years back with a handful of rather niche, low-cost manual focus lenses and patchy international distribution. Since then it's become clear that Samyang is potentially a major force, with a big product range, some innovative new designs and a new focus (ha – sorry!) on engineering and optical quality.
Owners of Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras aren’t doing too badly for affordable prime lenses. Sony makes its own budget full frame lenses (not yet tested, mind), but Samyang has joined in now with some intriguing alternatives. It already makes an interesting 35mm f2.8 AF FE pancake lens, but this 24mm f/2.8 FE lens offers a […]
No autofocus but great looks and the promise of high-quality optical performance for full-frame Canon DSLRs – and at an affordable price.