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New Lens Announcement: Samyang 8mm f2.8 fisheye for NEX and NX, June 11, 2012
New lens trumpets! Samyang has officially announced a brand new fisheye lens for the Sony NEX and Samsung NX mirrorless systems, the 8mm f2.8 fisheye ED AS IF UMC, with a starting price of 350 euro! Details at ephotozine and... Continue

Reviews (new Sonys, M43rds, Pentax Q, GXR A12, X100, superzooms, meta news, etc), September 9, 2011
Time to check the latest reviews, previews and hands-ons! This turned out to be a super-sized edition, so fire up the coffee machine! Completed lens reviews can be found at the lens reviews mini-site< which also has an easy to... Continue

New Samyang 24mm f1.4 lens coming in six lens mounts, August 12, 2011
We have a new lens announcement! Samyang continues to push ahead with the announcement of a new 24mm f1.4 lens coming in late-2011 or early-2012. The lens will be available in the five main SLR mounts of our time (Canon,... Continue

Newsbytes (Samyang 35/1.4 (A,K), Varioptic, Leica record, 1DMk4 and X100 firmware, etc), May 31, 2011
In this new experiment, in an attempt to de-congest the review round-ups, we are spinning off part of the "Etc" in its own segment, "Newsbytes". This includes news, alerts and other non-review-related things. (this is an experiment at the moment).... Continue

Samyang reveals 7.5mm f3.5 fisheye prototype for M43rds, March 7, 2011
Samyang Europe is showing a prototype 7.5mm f3.5 UMC fisheye manual lens for Micro Four Thirds at the Focus on Imaging trade show. The lens has a 180-degree viewing angle. The computer-translated text also notes that this is part of... Continue

Focus on Imaging action (Fuji X100, Sony prototype, Samyang, etc), March 7, 2011
The Focus on Imaging trade show has opened its doors in Birmingham, UK! Let's see what we have from the photo-blogo-sphere: Hands-on with gear and Booth Visits + Fuji X100 hands-on at ephotozine - ask questions in their forum if... Continue

Samyang 35mm f1.4 lens gets focusing scale, price of 379 euro, March 4, 2011
Samyang continues to boldly go with their lenses. Today they have announced that their new 35mm f1.4 AS UMC manual focus lens will have an opening price of 379 euro. Samyang added a focusing scale to the lens because of... Continue

Samyang announces 8mm f3.5 fisheye designed for the NEX VG-10 (E-mount also), February 28, 2011
Samyang is taking lens customizations to the next level with today's announcement of their 8mm f3.5 fisheye lens customized for the Sony NEX VG-10 (how about future Sony NEX e-mount camcorders???). The press release also says that they are "about... Continue

Samyang 14mm f2.8 (NX) gets 330 euro price, December 3, 2010
Samyang announced versions of three of their manual lenses for the Samsung NX mount back in June 2010. Today, one of the three lenses, the 14mm f2.8 gets priced in Europe for 330 euro. Press releases at Optyczne.pl and dpreview.... Continue

Two new Samyang lenses, video-priority 8mm f3.5 fisheye and 14mm f2.8 for Nikon, September 21, 2010
In addition to the multi-mount 35mm f1.4 manual lens announced last week, Samyang has revealed two more new special-interest lenses at Photokina! The first one is a new variation of the 8mm f3.5 fish-eye lens for HD-DSLRs (Canon, Nikon), as... Continue

Also new: Sony prototypes and roadmap, Ricoh A12 (28mm f2.5 APS-C), Leica versions of LX5 and FZ100, Samyang lenses, Minox 3D, September 21, 2010
In addition to everything else, here is a brief summary of what else has been announced. We will go in detail on all these later on... + Sony development announcements include advanced pellicle-mirror camera, lenses, lens roadmap for 2011 and... Continue

New Samyang 35mm f1.4 manual lens announced, September 16, 2010
If you like 35mm f1.4 lenses, enjoy manual focus, and don't want to spend big-money on the "house" brands, Samyang has just announced a new 35mm f1.4 manual focus lens! It will be available in the four traditional SLR mounts... Continue

Rumor round-up (Canon 50D/5DMk2 replacements, four new Alpha DSLRs, Samyang lens, new Epson printers), July 29, 2010
The heat is on! We are less than two months away from Photokina and the rumor river is no longer dry! Time to recap some of the latest rumors. Please note rumors are rumors - some may come true, others... Continue

Samyang to offer 8mm f3.5, 14mm f2.8 and 85mm f1.4 for Samsung NX, June 22, 2010
Korean lens manufacturer Samyang has revealed on their website that their 14mm f2.8, 8mm f3.5 pancake fisheye and 85mm f1.4 lenses will be available in the Samsung NX-mount, in addition to Canon, Nikon, Alpha, K-mount, and Four Thirds (via Samsung... Continue

The Prince and the Pauper: Nikon D700 with the Samyang 85mm f1.4, June 22, 2010
85mm f1.4 is 85mm f1.4 when it comes to lenses, whether it is made by the optical elites or the not-very-well-known lens makers. So Japanese website DC Watch decided to do a "Prince & Pauper" setup, they put the Samyang... Continue

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