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Old Mar 2, 2014, 2:43 PM   #1
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Samyang has now released some of it's APS-C lenses for m43, these are all manual focus lenses with affordable prices.

85mm f1.4 - $299
16mm f2.0 - $394
14mm f2.8 - $359
10mm f2.8 - $359

These all look to be well built and with focus peaking now a standard feature might be interesting, especially the 10mm and 85mm which are not really served by anything else that fast at this time, while of course you do have the 75mm f1.8 but that's nearly three times the price of the samyang 85, which if you haven't figured out is pretty appetizing to me. The 85mm gets good reviews on other formats as sharp even when wide open and tank like. Not sure I have much use for an 85mm f1.4 although it would be a really interesting short telephoto for situations when you can get close enough but not close enough for the 45mm, like the 75mm it is a focal length that some people probably really like but just more niche than a 25mm or a longer tele.

The 16 and 14 are already such crowded focal lengths I don't see much of interest in these two.


I bet that 10mm would make a good night scape lens too with it's wide angle, heck I bet it would make a very good landscape lens overall, a use where AF or focus by wire can sometimes create an issue finding infinity, especially at night. hmm might have to put this on the list although I was thinking the 9-18mm, a fast 10 would be pretty useful.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 8:05 AM   #2
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I guess that the 85 is the same as a lens that has been available on other formats for a while. People have been adapting it, and everything I've read has been pretty darn positive. The 10 is interesting to me but it looks pretty huge.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 2:28 PM   #3
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Here is a pic taken with the Samyang 10mm. I didn't think it was real sharp.


Samyang_10mm_ED_AS_NCS_CS_sample_2 by James Gasta, on Flickr
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I guess I should have resized it. Didn't think it would be that large and I cannot edit this post to delete the pic for some reason. Just saw the edit tab a mile to the right. Fixed now.
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I'm so happy with my FT 9-18 that really none of these entice me to try.
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The FT 9-18 is unbelievably good IQ on the m43 cameras and focuses quite usable on the PENS, with the E-M1 it is an amazing lens & the physical size to the M1 = superb handling.
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Bob, your car shots with the 9-18 look much sharper than what the Samyang produces.
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Thanks James, I think so too.......
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Mmm, wonder what happened to the image, it's still on my Flicker account.
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Actually a few of these sound/look a bit interesting.

http://www.43rumors.com/samyang-anno...thirds-lenses/

12/2.0 is a lot more interesting than the previously announced 16
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I agree with Sammy, the 12/2.0 is very tempting, just wondering how big the 85/1.4 is??
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