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Samyang Optics is a Korean company specializing in optical equipment including photographic lenses for different camera systems.

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Rokinon 135 mm lens behaving strangely with Nikon D5000

I recently brought a Rokinon 135 mm f/2 lens for my Nikon D5000 from Amazon. This lens is designed for Nikon cameras and the way it's supposed to work is when you mount it, you have to set the ...
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How can I make a focus ring More stiff?

I have a manual focusing samyang fisheye lens with one problem.... The focus ring is feather touch and even the aperture ring getings knocked easily. I want it to be less smooth so it's locked on to ...
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How can i get AF confirmation working with Samyang 500mm f/6.3 with dandelion chip?

I've put a dandelion chip (4th gen) on my Samyang 500mm f/6.3. I shoot a Canon 6D by the way. So, that's cool now I've set the chip to return f/6.3 and I can get a correctly exposed LiveView, EXIF ...
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First lens for astrophotography [duplicate]

I'm only starting with astrophotography, and need some advice on which lens to buy for my Canon 250D (SL3). Currently i have only kit lens and Canon 50mm f1.8 stm. The idea was to start from something ...
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How to use a filter on a lens with a bulbous front element? (Rokinon AF 14/2.8) [duplicate]

I have a wide-angle lens, but the hood does not come off. The lens is a Rokinon/Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8. Is there a way to use a filter besides using an adapter filter?
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Would you consider this lens (Samyang 8mm CS II) defective?

I purchased a new Samyang 8mm F3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II today. After I made my first shot with it I immediately noticed a flaw. At f/3.5 the flare of bright objects is shifted towards the bottom (and ...
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What is the correct, standard EXIF metadata to add for Rokinon 8mm fisheye lenses?

I own a Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon EF Mount. This is a manual lens not electrically connect to the Canon 60D body I use it with. With ...
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Nikon D7000 Interval timer shooting not available for manual focus lenses

I have bought a new Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens for my Nikon D7000 dslr. I was trying to set the interval timer shooting to take a time-lapse but I couldn't see the option enabled. The date ...
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Samyang 14mm or Rokinon 8mm fisheye? Which is better for landscapes?

My camera body is a Canon 550D/T2i. Which one would be better for landscapes and why?
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What is the difference between the Rokinon 16mm f2 or Rokinon 16mm T2.2 for Canon?

Hi I have a Canon 450D and I am interested in buying a lens for astrophotography. I am looking for either a Rokinon 16mm f2 or a Rokinon 16mm T2.2. I read reviews that the T2.2 is a hybrid lens. ...
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Is there an adapter to allow a camera to control focus or aperture of a manual focus & aperture lens?

I recently bought the Sony Alpha a7. In a bid to get an affordable portrait lens, I rushed to get the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 only to realize that there is no communication between the camera and lens. Now ...
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Which one is better for landscape on a Canon crop-sensor body: Rokinon 14mm/2.8 or Canon 10-18?

I am using a Canon 600D with a 50mm lens. I want to buy a wide angle lens for around 300$. After searching, I found the Rokinon 14mm and the EF-S 10-18mm are in this price range. Both lenses have some ...
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What does the built-in AE Chip for Nikon do on a Rokinon lens?

I'm looking at 14mm Rokinon f1.8 lenses for astrophotography. I keep seeing the Built-in AE Chip for Nikon. What does the chip do? I realize I have to use manual focus and actually everything manual. ...
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Ultra-wide manual lens & concert photography

I'm a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 owner, totally manual lens, and I never used that kind of lens. I love to do concert photography shots and I always used my tele or mid-tele lens. I'd want to try to use that ...
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Transmission, Aperture, and Focal Length in Low Light Situations

I've been looking for an affordable lens I can use for nighttime shooting, including astrophotography. The two lenses I have found that seem best suited for this are the Samyang 16mm f/2 and the ...
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Catadioptric lens: equivalent focal length and focus at infinity

I recently bought a Rokinon (=Samyang) 300 mm catadioptric lens for use with my Fujifilm x-e1 mirrorless camera. It seems to work OK, but there are two things I don't understand about it: This review ...
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What is this vignette coming from in my HDR compiled photo?

Compiled ±0 -3 +3 Sony a6000 + Rokinon 12mm f2.0 Lightroom CC Used Lightroom to do the compiling as well. At first I wondered if it was coming from the lens hood, but I think I have other photos ...
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Why does my Rokinon lens have no aperture control on my screen?

Hello.. I am a beginner photographer, I'm shooting with a Nikon D5500. I just purchased a Rokinon ( lens)24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC (for Cinema) so I noticed that I can't change the aperture on my ...
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Are the artifacts I am seeing with my Samyang 24mm f/1.4 typical?

Before having repaired this lens, below is the test image, with contrast adjusted and shot in f/1.4. The bigger and brighter stars are not round, with some decentering issue. As it should not be like ...
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Can we use a cine lens for still photography also.

Some lenses from Samyang or Rokinon are coming with for cinema marking. Cant we use them for still photography also ?
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What do each of these lenses do with my Sony a6000?

I am looking to buy another lens for my Sony a6000 for my wife for Valentine's Day. We have the kit lens, a zoom lens, and the SEL35F18. I am looking at either the Sony 20mm F/2.8 Pancake (SEL20F28) ...
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With Autopano Giga, should I multiply the focal length by the crop factor?

Guys I have a Canon 7D aps-c with 1.6x crop, and I have a Samyang 8mm for Canon cameras. Here is my question. As the lens does not have electronic contacts on it to connect to the camera, there is no ...
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Is the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 a wide angle lens?

I currently own a Tamron 17-55 f/2.8 lens which I love. It is not labeled as a wide angle lens. Is it beneficial to purchase a lens explicitly labeled as a wide angle lens (like the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0)...
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Nikon lens with an adapter vs Canon lens on a Canon body - image quality difference?

I recently bought a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for Canon off Amazon (india) during a sale, but I received a Nikon version of the same lens. Now Amazon India has a policy of only replacing items fulfilled ...
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Why does my Rokinon 16mm f/2 lens cause underexposure?

I'm into night sky photography and I recently picked up a Rokinon 16mm f2.0 lens for my Canon 70D. It appears that it's one of the best night sky lenses for APS-C cameras and I'm really excited to use ...
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How do I choose which low-cost fisheye lens is right for me?

Background: I'm an amateur photographer who wants to start taking pictures with a fisheye lens, my gear is a Nikon DX D5100. I would like to buy a fisheye lens, I know the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF ...
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Manual lens on analog EOS camera, metering problem. (Samyang 85mm f/1.4 on Canon EOS 650)

I have a Samyang 85mm 1.4 lens that I have used on a Canon 550D (Rebel T2i) and I have loved it. But now I want to use it on an analog camera, the Canon EOS 650. The problem I am having is with the ...
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What differences are there between the Opteka 6.5mm and Rokinon 8mm fisheye for Nikon?

I have heard these two lenses are the same. Are they just made by the same company (Samyang) or are the physically the exact same lens? If not, what differences are there, physically and optically? ...
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What can I do to protect a bulbous lens when no lens cap is available?

About a year ago a purchased a Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens for Canon. The lens has a built in petal lens hood and a large bulbous lens. Because of the lens design, it required a non-standard lens cap, ...
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Why doesn't my camera produce usable EXIF data with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens?

I am using a Sony nex-5 camera with a manual Samyang 8mm fish-eye lens for panoramic photography. The image stitching application (Panotour 2.3) does not recognize the Exif data. How can I force ...
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Is there a difference between getting a Rokinon with MFT mount vs Nikon mount + MFT adapter?

I, for now, have a Micro Four Thirds camera and I am considering buying one of the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower lenses (these are all branded clones of same lens). If you go on Amazon, for each lens, you ...
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Sony a77 doesn't recognize Rokinon 85mm manual lens

So, I'm having a bit of an odd issue with my Sony a77. When I mount my Rokinon 85mm lens to my Sony a77, it acts as though I haven't attached a lens at all. What's up with that? O.o
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How to force Lightroom to use a specific lens profile?

I use a Canon 6D and a Rokinon (Samyang/Bower) 14mm f/2.8 for some fun UWA shots. I had already downloaded a lens profile using Adobe Lens Profile Downloader to correct for the mustache distortion. ...
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How does Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 image quality compare between f/1.4 and stopped-down to f/4?

I have a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens that I use as my go to for dark sky imaging with my full frame camera and it is amazing. However, I just bought a Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens for my crop sensor camera so ...
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Can I buy Samyang 14mm filter holder in North America?

In January Samyang announced a dedicated Samyang 14mm filter holder but for some strange reason it is only available in Europe. Does anyone know if it can be purchased in Canada or the US? Does a 10-...
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Will the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye work with a Canon camera?

I want to buy the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens, but I saw in one review that is not recognisable for Canon because there is no a chip which is necessary. What is that exactly? Will I have problems ...
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Samyang AE 8 F3.5 CS II fish-eye with SFH-14 filter holder [duplicate]

Is there any chance to work together lens and filter holder: - Samyang AE 8 F3.5 CS II fish-eye - Samyang SFH-14?
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Looking for suggestions for an wide angle lens for Nikon FX [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to full frame by getting a Nikon D600. I would like to know what would be an ideal wide angle Lens for this FX camera of mine. Nikon wide angle lenses are very expensive, so I ...
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How do the Samyang and Nikon 85mm portrait lenses compare?

I'm looking to buy a 85mm portrait lens for for my D7000. My budget is around $300-400. I've currently shortlisted the following two lens: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Samyang AE 85mm f/1.4 (the one with the ...
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What is a "De-clicked" aperture control ring?

The Samyang 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens featured a "De-clicked" aperture control ring. What exactly is it?