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?