Samyang Optics

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Samyang Optics Company Limited
Public (Korean: 삼양옵틱스)
Industry Optic
Founded 1972
Headquarters Masan, South Korea
Area served
Key people
Moon Young Key (President)
Soung-Jin Kim (CEO)
Products Photographic lens
Lens for CCTV
Electric car components[1]
Number of employees

Samyang Optics Company Limited is a Korean company founded in 1972, manufacturing optical equipment, CCTV and photographic accessories. All Samyang lenses are produced in the company's plant in Masan, South Korea. Samyang is known for producing varifocal and monofocal lenses, autoiris and fixed iris lenses, interchangeable lenses that are compatible with the cameras produced by other companies.

In 2004 it was merged with the Japanese CCTV optical devices maker Seikou.

Samyang produces lenses to fit cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Pentax, Samsung, Yashica, Olympus and Panasonic, plus a wide range of T-mount lenses.

Samyang SLR lenses are also branded as Vivitar, Falcon, Rokinon, Walimex, Bower, Opteka, Bell and Howell, Polar, and Pro-Optic.

ILC lenses[edit]

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF Aspherical

Autofocus prime lenses[edit]

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

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

The 8mm f3.5 fisheye, 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 85mm 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 300mm f/6.3 Reflex
  • Samyang 330mm f/5.6
  • Samyang 440mm f/5.6
  • Samyang 500mm f/6.3
  • Samyang 500mm f/8
  • Samyang 800mm f/8

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

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

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

  • Samyang 650-1300mm f/8-16

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