Samyang Optics

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Samyang Optics Company Limited
Public (Korean: 삼양옵틱스)
HeadquartersMasan, South Korea
Area served
Key people
Moon Young Key (President)
Soung-Jin Kim (CEO)
ProductsPhotographic lens
Lens for CCTV
Electric car components[1]
Number of employees

Samyang Optics Company Limited is a Korean manufacturer of lenses, closed-circuit television (CCTV) and photographic accessories founded in 1972. Samyang lenses, all made in Masan, South Korea, include zoom and prime, and auto and fixed iris interchangeable lenses that are compatible with the Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Pentax, Samsung, Yashica, Olympus and Panasonic cameras , and with the T-mount system.

Samyang lenses are sold under various brand names, including Vivitar, Falcon, Gloxy, Rokinon, Walimex, Bower, Opteka, Bell and Howell, Polar, and Pro-Optic. In 2004 Samyang merged with the Japanese CCTV optical devices maker Seikou.

Interchangeable camera lenses[edit]

Autofocus prime lenses[edit]

On 3 May 2016 Samyang announced their first two autofocus lenses: the 14 mm f/2.8 and the 50 mm f/1.4 full-frame lenses. On June 5, 2017, Samyang announced their third autofocus lens: the 35 mm f/2.8 full-frame pancake lens.

All of these lenses are available only for Sony E-mount.[2][3]

Manual focus prime lenses[edit]

8 mm f/3.5 fisheye lens
Samyang T-S 24 mm f/3.5 mounted on a Sony Alpha 77.

The 8 mm f3.5 fisheye, 14 mm, 16 mm, 24 mm, 35 mm and 85 mm lenses are also sold as cine variants with clickless aperture stops, T stops and follow focus gears. Nikon F mount lenses (except 'a cine variant') also feature a CPU and aperture connection for Exif data and exposure measuring, they are labelled as AE.

Manual focus prime mirror lenses (T-mount)[edit]

  • Samyang 300 mm f/6.3 Reflex
  • Samyang 330 mm f/5.6
  • Samyang 440 mm f/5.6
  • Samyang 500 mm f/6.3
  • Samyang 500 mm f/8
  • Samyang 800 mm f/8

Manual focus prime lenses (T-mount)[edit]

A Samyang 800 mm f/8 mirror lens mounted on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Samyang 500 mm f/5.6
  • Samyang 500 mm f/8 Preset
  • Samyang 500 mm f/8 ED
  • Samyang 500 mm f/8 ED Preset

Manual focus zoom lenses (T-mount)[edit]

  • Samyang 650-1300 mm f/8-16


  1. ^ Samyang Optics Announces Partnership With US Electric Car Maker ZAP for Korea Market - Press Release
  2. ^ "Samyang Optics Unveils Autofocus 14 mm and 50 mm Lens". Samyang. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  3. ^ "Samyang Optics Unveils Autofocus 35 mm Lens". Samyang. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
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  6. ^ "Samyang 50 mm F1.2 AS UMC CS". Samyang. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  7. ^ "Samyang 50 mm f1.2 XP". Samyang. Retrieved 2018-04-02.

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