Samyang 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Officially Announced

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Samyang/Rokinon’s new 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens is official. The lens will sell for $549.

From Samyang…:

Focusing on the Essence of Nature

The real art designed for ultimate close-ups

  • – Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
  • – Bright F2.8 aperture
  • – High refractive (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED)
  • – Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
  • – Circular aperture with 9 blades

Macro Telephoto Manual Focus Lens
Samyang Optics 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO is a macro telephoto manual focus lens designed for full frame sensor sizes. The maximum close-up magnification is 1:1. This macro lens with vivid color and soft out-focusing is the best lens for close-up images of flower and insects. It also can be used as a 100mm telephoto lens for landscapes and portraits.

Optical Features
Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO has a low F number of F2.8. You may control the lens precisely when shooting under various exposure environment including relatively dark or too bright situations.
This lens features 15 lenses in 12 groups especially including a high refractive lens (HR) and extra low dispersion lens (ED) to minimize color aberration and unnecessary light dispersion in order to offer high resolution throughout the image. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics is used to optimize the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. With such optical construction, it has 0.307m of minimum focal length to film subjects in a very near distance.

Hardware Features
There are 9 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully. The frame of the lens is compact and solid since it is made of high-strength aluminum alloy so you can create trustworthy images. Also, detachable petal-shaped lens hood minimizes flare and ghost by sheltering lens from unnecessary lights.
Available for 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony ∝, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.

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Canon Deals: EOS 5D3, EOS 70D, EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, Rebel T5i, EOS 6D, Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Canon Deals

Lots of selected deals for you.

Let’s start with Adorama. They have the amazing Canon EOS 70D with both the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II IS lenses for just $1198 (click here) after a $450 mail-in rebate. To get this price click “buy together and save” and add the printer.

Adorama also a Canon EOS-5D Mark III videographer bundle on sale. The kit sells for $4299 (click here) after a mail-in rebate (be aware that the final price shows up after checkout), and contains: the EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, and then:

  • Flashpoint DSLR Shoulder Rig II with Rails & Quick Release System
  • Flashpoint VT2500B 3-Pod Video Tripod w/2-way Fluid Head & QR Plate
  • Swivi HD DSLR LCD Universal Foldable Viewfinder Version II
  • compact Pro Matte Box for 15mm rod follow focus Rig 5D3 DV 4×4 rotatable filter
  • Flashpoint Follow Focus Pro II with Clip On System
  • Flashpoint Z-Shape Connector for Standard 15mm Rods
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon 13″ x 19″ Photo Paper Pro Luster, 50 Sheets

Lot of stuff to start your videographer career, not bad at $4299 (click here) :)

Next, a bunch of eBay deals:

  • mobile_tone (98.7% positive ratings) has the – new item in original box, 1 year seller warranty
  • bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the – new item in original box, free shipping
  • bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the – new item in original box, free shipping
  • redtagcamera (100% positive ratings) has the – USA model

Deal: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro – $899 ($150 Off)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L

Convenient Tele-Macro Focal Length
Life-Size (1:1) Magnification
Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
L-Series Quality
Optical Image Stabilization (IS)
Compatible with all Canon EOS Cameras

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Auto Focus Lens saw a $150 price drop on all major resellers.
It is now $899 at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here) and Amazon (click here)

Product description (taken from Adorama’s produce page)

Canon’s newest “L” series lens is its first mid-telephoto macro lens to include Canon’s sophisticated Image Stabilization. With the highest quality optics available, combined with near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and life-size close-up capabilities without an adapter, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is simply unrivalled.

The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro and portraits, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 100mm F/2.8L: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong construction to mention just a few.

[Review] To L-Lens Or Not To L-Lens, That’s The Question!

At least the question Kai and the staff at DigitalRev are trying to answer. They took a Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro vs the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro approach. So, if you want to know what’s so special about L lenses, then this is the right video to watch.

Be aware that there is an August Lens Rebates program going on. You can get the mentioned lenses with some consistent discount. Check the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro at Adorama (refurbished here) and B&H, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro at Adorama and B&H.

EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA