Samyang Announced XP 35mm f/1.2 Lens For Canon Mount

XP 35mm F/1.2

This is the fourth lens in Samyang/Rokinon’s “XP” lineup, the other lenses are the XP 14mm F2.4XP 85mm F1.2, and XP 50mm F1.2. The  XP 35mm F1.2 lens will be available in December at a suggested retail price of $1099.

Press release:

November 26th, 2018, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics ( is pleased to unveil the Premium Photo Lens – XP 35mm F1.2 for Canon full frame DSLR cameras. The XP 35mm F1.2 is the fourth lens in Samyang Optics’ premium line up, the XP series, created under the motto, ‘XPert Lens’. The XP 35mm F1.2 lens is expected to expthe brpower of Samyang in the premium lens market thanks to its exceptional image quality, following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm F2.4, the XP 85mm F1.2, the XP 50mm F1.2

Everyday creativity in F1.2

This lens, built fDSLR cameras, has a resolution of more than 50 megapixels fphotography 8K fvideo. As the first 35mm F1.2 aperture lens in the market, the XP 35mm F1.2 manual focus lens enables you to capture your creativity in perfect image quality. You can express unconstrained depth with the bright aperture, while the 9 blades also deliver beautiful bokeh, starburst, out-focusing effects. You can also achieve high image quality in low light conditions indoors thanks to the fast shutter speed.

The XP 35mm F1.2 is expected to be the icon lens fa broader range of photographer, who wishes to capture vivid colours, delicate portraits, landscape photography, pets, architecture, still photos in exceptional high resolution.

The high resolution expert lens fcreatives

Produced from a total of 12 lenses in 10 groups, you can minimize distortion various aberrations while producing crystal clear resolution. The special optic lenses, aspherical lens, high-refractive lens extra-low dispersion lens delivers sharp brilliant images to camera sensors by effectively tuning the light path. Flare ghost effects are also well controlled thanks to the ultra multi coating.

Available from December 2018

The absolute resolution XP 35mm F1.2 lens will be available in December at a suggested retail price of USD 1099. To celebrate the launch, Samyang Optics will hold various consumer events on Facebook
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Deal of the Day: Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens – $145 (reg. $279)


Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye at a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167° Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Optics
  • For Use with APS-C and Full-Frame DSLR’s
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood

Adorama has the manual focusing Samyang 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye lens on sale at $145. Compare at $279. Free shipping.

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Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS lens review (fantastic quality, ePhotozine)

Samyang MF 85mm F/1.8

Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS at a glance:

  • F-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 136mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Non-Rotating 62mm Filter Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Samyang just announced the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS for mirrorless systems, Canon EOS M included.

ePhotozine tested and reviewed the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS (although not on a Canon EOS M camera, but on a Sony A5100).

From the conclusion:

There are so many excellent lenses, and the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS is another one. Fantastic quality, very nicely made, excellent price, compact and light… the only thing not to like is that focusing can be a bit tricky. However, to be fair, this depends also on the actual camera used. If used on a tripod with careful, magnified focusing, then the results possible from this lens are exemplary.

The Samyang (aka Rokinon) MF 85mm f/1.8 ED UMC CS sells for $399 and can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo and Adorama

Samyang 85mm f/1.8 UMC CS announced (Canon EOS M System)

Samyang MF 85mm F/1.8

Samyang (aka Rokinon, and other brand names) announce the Samyang 85mm f/1.8 UMC CS lens for mirrorless camera systems, Canon EOS M included. The Samyang 85mm f/1.8 will be available in September 2018.

Press release:

Samyang unveils the MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C crop sensors

Samyang Optics launches a new manual-focus lens for mirrorless shooters: The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed for use with APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras in the following mounts: Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, and Micro-Four-Thirds. It is competitively priced and light-weight. This medium telephoto lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s manual focus series and also boasts beautiful out of focus bokeh and availability for a variety of cameras.

Ideal portrait lens, with a fast, bright maximum aperture

This manual-focus 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is a medium telephoto lens, with a similar angle of-view to a 135mm lens when compared to full-frame cameras. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed with 9 lens elements in 7 groups and it delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. A high-refractive and an extra-low dispersion element, along with Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) help minimise chromatic aberrations and deliver clear, vibrant images. This lens is ideal for portraits, with beautiful bokeh from its floating-element system. Its low-light performance and shallow depth-of-field are especially useful features.

Wide range of uses, with crystal-clear resolution

The compact and light-weight design offers the portability and comfort needed for a long day’s shooting. This lens would be the ideal choice for keen photographers who want to capture everyday moments in high-resolution. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS has a host of features including its outstanding optical performance. Its wide range of uses include portraits and other close-ups such as food, as well as landscapes and many other situations.

More fun with Manual Focus lenses

The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is perfect for shooters who want to have more involvement and express their own characteristics through their images. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS weighs in at just over 300g and measures approximately 8cm long (without the hood and lens caps). Photographers can expect superb, emotional and unique images from this compact companion.