Samyang to Release Eight New Lenses This Spring

Samyang to Release Eight New Lenses This Spring

In an announcement today, Samyang has started the hype train for eight new lenses coming this spring.

Dubbed as their "Spring Collection," Samyang said they are taking a page out of the fashion industry playbook and plan to reveal a variety of new products every season. In this Spring Collection, eight new lenses will be introduced one by one over the campaign period.

Samyang has not revealed any of the lenses as of right now, but they do leave a few clues in their press release. While not explicitly stated, the mention of the mirrorless camera market to me means that either all eight will be mirrorless lenses, or at least a significant portion. One thing we do know is that some of these upcoming announcements will feature autofocus capabilities, something that Samyang began adding to their lineup in 2016.

Another delightful little hint they leave behind is that some of these new lenses will be for new camera mounts. Nikon has the new Z mount, Canon now has the RF mount, while Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma introduced us to their L mount. Will Samyang be an early first adopter to these new systems? It seems to have paid off well for the company when they delivered third-party Sony E-mount lenses before the pile-on.

What lenses would be on your list of eight?

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Samyang and hype train?

Samyang is the lens you buy because you have a tight budget lol.

Ryan Mense's picture

I don't understand what you are trying to say. People with tight budgets can't get excited for new options?

K G's picture

It's not just people on a budget that buy them, I know plenty of pro photographers shooting Sony that love the Samyang AF primes

Martin Nesvarbu's picture

I can bet if I would show you 10 images taken with Samyang and 10 for argument sake let’s say canon L equivalent lens you wouldn’t be able to tell which is which :)

I don't get it either. And plus, for the Z and RF mounts, lenses like the 14, 35, and 85 are great arrivals since Nikon and Canon don't have any native mount lenses like those yet! So it's not even a matter of budget alternative anymore. Samyang will help Canon and Nikon's early adopters and bring in more people to their new lines.

Xander Cesari's picture

Meanwhile I'm over here usually saying "Wow another massive hyper fast $2k+ pro lens. Yawn." These affordable workhorse lenses are great options for everyone to have available.

Samyang e mount af lenses are almost as good as the native lenses that are 3 or 4 times more expensive. You'd be a fool to disregard samyang lenses.

“Samyang and hype train?

Samyang is the lens you buy because you have a tight budget lol.”

Why how elitist of you lol!

K G's picture

Samsung lenses are great, sure they're cheaper that makes them even better! Let the big spenders keep pretending that higher price equals best, they spend more time on forums or Instagram posting pictures of their gear than getting out to do any actual photography

Duane Klipping's picture

People like you get too hung up on brand names. You fall for the brand hype that camera makers present and spend 3 times more because of it then you post here poo pooing people who are budget limited such as myself but in the end you can't tell what lens was used can you? Just go ahead and go broke buying branded lenses it won't make you images better...

Xander Cesari's picture

Guesses from a commenter over on ephotozine:

"From left to right and according to the silhouettes:

(1) = Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 (manual focus, Canon EF mount, soon to be announced -a prototype was showcased at Photokina)
(2) and (6) = Canon RF and Nikon Z versions of Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 EF/F/FE. Not necessarily AF though.
(3) and (7) = Canon RF and Nikon Z versions of Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE. Not necessarily AF though.
(4) = Sony E version of Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
(5) = Nikon F version of Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 EF
(8) = some new lens in Sony E mount.

I think #5 is M4/3, the mount diameter looks quite a bit smaller than the rest.

Oliver Kmia's picture

I love Samyang lenses. Great quality for the price. I've shot some of my best Astro with the 14mm f/2.8. A $300 marvel.

Jacques Cornell's picture

My Samyang 35/1.4 FE was a steal at $500 over the holidays. Still a great deal at $600 now. IQ and AF are both very good. But, I'd prefer a smaller & lighter 35/1.8. Next, if only they'd produce an FE version of their excellent manual-focus 135/2 that's similarly price-competitive vs. Sigma's 135/1.8...

My Samyang 12mm f2 has become one of my top three lenses for my Sony a6000. Incredible lens for landscape photography, super sharp with lots of character.

Daniel Sandvik's picture

Bought the new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 to pair with my Canon 6D Mark II. Long story short, I sold it after 3 months because the focus would never be on point. I tried calibrating the lens, I tried looking for any fixes for the lens and I found nothing. The lens ended up not being used due to it never nailing focus.

I would love to have the Samyang lenses, but if they have the same issue as that 85mm, I will probably stay away.

Who else believe that the one at the very right coul be a fe 35 mm 1.8? The size seems to be quiet right.