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Rokinon / Samyang 14mm From B&H
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:49:50 AM »
I thought these were the same exact lens but with a different brand.  The Rokinon is $45.00 cheaper then the Samyang... both from B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/769532-REG/Rokinon_FE14M_C_14mm_Ultra_Wide_Angle_f_2_8.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/859167-REG/Samyang_SY14M_C_14mm_f_2_8_Super_Wide.html

Is there actually something different between the two?

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Rokinon / Samyang 14mm From B&H
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:49:50 AM »

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Re: Rokinon / Samyang 14mm From B&H
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 11:40:03 AM »
No difference - it is just sold under different names so buy the cheapest  ;)

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Re: Rokinon / Samyang 14mm From B&H
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 03:52:16 PM »
They sell them under many different names.  Samyang does not warranty them when they are sold under a different name, they sell them in quantity for a low price, and the 2nd tier company sets their selling price and warranty terms.  You must get repairs done by Rokinon, for example.  Its generally not a big deal.
 
I bought a Rokinon branded one, they have US distribution rights.  The one I received was junk quality, it went right back.
They are supposedly FF lenses, but the instruction sheet I received said that the lens was optimized for use on a crop body.

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Re: Rokinon / Samyang 14mm From B&H
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 04:13:33 PM »
I have a Rokinon 14mm, works great.
But if it breaks I am not sure there will be a viable repair option, especially post warranty.
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Re: Rokinon / Samyang 14mm From B&H
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 04:13:33 PM »