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August 26, 2014
Posted in News

Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens Available For Pre-Order

Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings

Samyang’s new 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine lens can be pre-ordered at Adorama and B&H Photo. The lens sells for $549.

Product announcement and press release here. Product description and pics after the break.

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August 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM – $1,441 (plus UV filter & cleaning kit)

 $T2eC16ZHJF0E9nmFSuE7BRORBmggB!~~60_1 Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens on sale for $1,440.99. An UV filter and a lens cleaning kit come as free bonus.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.
August 25, 2014
Posted in News

Samyang Announces 50mm T1.5 and 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lenses


Now it’s official. Samyang (aka Rokinon and more brands) announced 2 new 50mm lenses, a VDSLR lens – the 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine lens – and a conventional lens, the 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC.

Samyang press release:

Samyang announces the release of a new cine lens V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming Photokina 2014 photographic fairs in Cologne.

The presented lens with the focal length of 50mm is yet another product released by the Korean manufacturer. And it will perfectly fill the gap between Samyang 35mm and 85mm models. Cine version will be introduced along with the photographic version of the lens. As a result, Samyang brand will now be selling a complete set of bright lenses with exceptionally wide and useful focus ranges to meet expectation of both filmmakers and photographers.

Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC has been designed for cameras and camcorders fitted with photosensitive 24x36mm or smaller sensor. It gives 46.2 degrees field of view, and thanks to high brightness value of T1.5 (f/1.4) it comes as a great tool in poor lighting conditions, ensuring splendid image quality and small depth of field. Optics of the lens consists of nine lens elements arranged in six groups (including one aspherical and one hybrid aspherical lens element). To ensure high contrast and faithful colour reproduction, all lens elements have been covered with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings.

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR ensures exceptionally smooth and aesthetic mapping for out of focus areas beyond the focal plain, producing the so called bokeh effect. Thanks to the eight-bladed aperture, the subjects located outside the depth of field are shown with extremely smooth features. This feature will be appreciated by professional filmmakers and photographers taking portrait photos.

New Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR will be first presented at Photokina 2014 photographic fairs. Samyang company invites all guests to visit the company’s stand (No. A-025, hall 2.1) during the fairs which are to be held in Cologne from 16th to 21st of September 2014. For all those who want to visit Photokina 2014 fairs, Samyang has prepared free guest passes. Please, visit our official website or the company’s fanpages in socialnetworking services to view the upcoming information about our free guest passes:

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC core specs:

  •  Hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) and glass aspherical lens (ASP)
  • UMC technology of Samyang Optics
  • Wide and soft focus gear ring
  • Circular aperture with 8 blades


Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC core specs:

  • Hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) and glass aspherical lens (ASP)
  • Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
  • Samyang Optics VDSLR lens kit
  • Circular aperture with 8 blades

Sample pics are posted here (scroll down). More product pics after the break.

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August 25, 2014
Posted in Rumors

UPDATE – First Image And Specs Of Upcoming Samyang 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens Leaked

I have been requested to remove both the picture and the specifications of the upcoming Samyang lens. A request I have to honour. Apologies for the inconvenience.

I am curious to see what the other dream lenses will be :-)

August 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Samyang Will Soon Announce The Lens “Of Your Dreams” (50mm f/1.2) – Update

Update: There was a typo: the lens is f/1.2 not f/2

Update #2 (thanks jevgeni): There is more than one lens coming, the English teaser says “Dreams Come True! On August 26th, your dream lenses are coming“. See the image at the end of the post.

Samyang (aka Rokinon, and other brand names) is set to announce a new Cine lens. Rumors suggest it will be a 50mm f/1.2 lens, and Samyang puts it in their VDSLR line-up.

Samyang touts the lens as “the dream will soon be true. At Aug. 26, the lens you are dreaming will come out”

So, there is something interesting coming on August 26th. Samyang made some amazing lenses in the last years, I am sure this one will also be awesome.

The news came via Dicahub (translated), more information and comments at slrclub.

August 8, 2014
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Posted in Deals

Deals Alert: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM & Bower 35mm f/1.4

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG

2 good deals at B&H Photo.

July 31, 2014
Posted in News

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L Listed Again On Canon Germany’s Website


This morning I reported that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L lens was no longer listed on Canon Germany’s website.

Now it is listed again. I’ve speculated that the fact the lens was no longer listed could mean that a replacement could be come in the next time. This made sense since rumors suggest we will see many new Canon lenses at Photokina 2014. But since it is listed again it was probably nothing more than a mistake.