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    SAMYANG Lens

    Hello,
    I saw since a while samyang lens does anyone tried it is it any good at all ?


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    Samyang stuff is generally cheaply made and below consumer level (IMO). Why not look at Sigma/Tamron if you are considering third party lenses.
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    G'day gm

    Don't recognise the name 'samyang' but do agree with rick's suggestion - siggy & tamron lenses are very good & good value too

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzzieTraveller View Post
    G'day gm

    Don't recognise the name 'samyang' but do agree with rick's suggestion - siggy & tamron lenses are very good & good value too

    Regards, Phil
    Samyang is made in Korea and their range includes things like a 600-1200 f8-f16 manual lens, for about $200.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Samyang is made in Korea and their range includes things like a 600-1200 f8-f16 manual lens, for about $200.00.
    I suppose you get what you pay for....
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    They also make some 'good' lenses too, I have been reading about their 14mm f2.8. Completely manual focus/aperture, but by most accounts a great lens for the price (approx $500) considering the price of what Nikon & canon offer.

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    they also make a manual 85/1.4. reviews are mixed but i believe its quite usable.
    Last edited by ving; 24-11-2010 at 10:42am.

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    Samyang makes the excellent 14mm ultra wide which punches well above its weight very well compared to other 3rd party makers. Its 85mm is not bad either.

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    Okay Ricki ..

    I guess it's today's version of the manual lenses I used to use back in the 60s - the old "T" mount jobs where the lens maker did the basic job & we users just bought the appropriate "T" mount for our camera body

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    Its all about the results, if they can't resolve teh image on the sensor then it is a waste of money. If it can do that then it is also a matter of taste as to the colour rendition, bokeh and so on. After that it is abot durability. My canon d40 with a tokina lens fell out of the back of the station wagon (In its Lowepro bag of course). it was fine. Would this lens cope with a decent knock? That's why you pay more I guess.
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    I looked at the 85mm 1.4 a while back. The online reviews seemed pretty mixed, from absolute crap to good value. I read that they came out of the vivitar factory and it seems that it depends on the batch quality as to how good a unit you get. I ended up paying not much more for the nikkor 85mm 1.8 AF-D. I have been really happy with the decision i made.
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    Don't forget about Tokina lenses too
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