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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 02:35:53 PM »
With all the great used 100mm f/2.8 Canon Macros out there that autofocus, as well as great lenses by third parties, its a stretch of the imagination for me to believe there is a market at that price.

Macro lenses at that focal length are simple to design and build, and virtually everyone of them is excellent.

Yeah, Samyang peaked with the excellent 14mm f2.8 and it has been pretty much downhill from there with each lens having less and less value/ price.  Their latest lenses like the fisheye and the 50mm are priced the same as the competition that has AF and auto aperture.

I thought they bottomed out with the 14mm f/2.8.  I would not pay $10 for the one I received.  I had to pay to return the piece of junk.  Its hard to imagine anything worse.

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 02:35:53 PM »

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2015, 04:03:25 PM »
With all the great used 100mm f/2.8 Canon Macros out there that autofocus, as well as great lenses by third parties, its a stretch of the imagination for me to believe there is a market at that price.

Macro lenses at that focal length are simple to design and build, and virtually everyone of them is excellent.

Yeah, Samyang peaked with the excellent 14mm f2.8 and it has been pretty much downhill from there with each lens having less and less value/ price.  Their latest lenses like the fisheye and the 50mm are priced the same as the competition that has AF and auto aperture.

Some of their recent APS-C/m43 format lenses have been quite stellar (i.e. 7.5mm f/3.5 FE, 8mm f/2.8 FE, 12mm f/2.0).
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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2015, 05:40:03 PM »
With all the great used 100mm f/2.8 Canon Macros out there that autofocus, as well as great lenses by third parties, its a stretch of the imagination for me to believe there is a market at that price.

Macro lenses at that focal length are simple to design and build, and virtually everyone of them is excellent.

Yeah, Samyang peaked with the excellent 14mm f2.8 and it has been pretty much downhill from there with each lens having less and less value/ price.  Their latest lenses like the fisheye and the 50mm are priced the same as the competition that has AF and auto aperture.

I thought they bottomed out with the 14mm f/2.8.  I would not pay $10 for the one I received.  I had to pay to return the piece of junk.  Its hard to imagine anything worse.

you got a bad copy, which is not surprising based on the degree of copy variance (QC doesnt seem to be Samyang's strong suit).  Fortunately for me, my copy is excellent. 

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2015, 10:43:28 PM »
I welcome it all the same, if it brings more folks to the amazing world of macro we're all the better for it. I own a 100L btw.

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2015, 12:31:31 AM »
MF and priced the same as the Big Boys? I don't think so.

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2015, 10:46:02 AM »
Depends who you count as "big boys". If it has the IQ of the Zeiss 100 f/2.0 makro-planar, and goes 1:1, and has auto aperture, there are people who would consider 800 bucks reasonable in comparison to the manual focus Zeiss, generally regarded as a stellar lens.

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2015, 11:35:20 PM »
Depends who you count as "big boys". If it has the IQ of the Zeiss 100 f/2.0 makro-planar, and goes 1:1, and has auto aperture, there are people who would consider 800 bucks reasonable in comparison to the manual focus Zeiss, generally regarded as a stellar lens.
Samyang has never made an automatic aperture lens, and besides, this is said to be an f/2.8 lens, not f/2.0.

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2015, 11:35:20 PM »

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2015, 02:11:39 AM »
If it doesn't have electronic communication to the body to record EXIF data, then I suspect a large number of folk will pass it by...

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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2015, 10:36:11 AM »


Posted on Samyang Optical Co Ltd's Facebook page on 27th March.  D-6, so maybe an announcement on 2nd April (missing April Fools...)?
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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2015, 10:54:51 AM »
Depends who you count as "big boys". If it has the IQ of the Zeiss 100 f/2.0 makro-planar, and goes 1:1, and has auto aperture, there are people who would consider 800 bucks reasonable in comparison to the manual focus Zeiss, generally regarded as a stellar lens.
Samyang has never made an automatic aperture lens, and besides, this is said to be an f/2.8 lens, not f/2.0.

Actually, they released a version of the 35/1.4 for Nikon that has the focus confirmation chip and electronically controlled aperture.  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/859180-REG/Samyang_SY35MAE_N_35mm_f_1_4_Wide_Angle.html

I don't understand why they haven't made this an option on more of their lenses.  I want to get the 14mm, but I'd really prefer the convenience of auto aperture, and I don't want to have to sell a used one if that model comes out in a few months.
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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2015, 11:42:30 AM »
Depends who you count as "big boys". If it has the IQ of the Zeiss 100 f/2.0 makro-planar, and goes 1:1, and has auto aperture, there are people who would consider 800 bucks reasonable in comparison to the manual focus Zeiss, generally regarded as a stellar lens.
Samyang has never made an automatic aperture lens, and besides, this is said to be an f/2.8 lens, not f/2.0.

Actually, they released a version of the 35/1.4 for Nikon that has the focus confirmation chip and electronically controlled aperture.  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/859180-REG/Samyang_SY35MAE_N_35mm_f_1_4_Wide_Angle.html

I don't understand why they haven't made this an option on more of their lenses.  I want to get the 14mm, but I'd really prefer the convenience of auto aperture, and I don't want to have to sell a used one if that model comes out in a few months.
The 14mm is a great lens, regardless of how aperture is controlled, don't use that as an excuse to deprive yourself! :)
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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2015, 04:52:48 PM »
Depends who you count as "big boys". If it has the IQ of the Zeiss 100 f/2.0 makro-planar, and goes 1:1, and has auto aperture, there are people who would consider 800 bucks reasonable in comparison to the manual focus Zeiss, generally regarded as a stellar lens.
Samyang has never made an automatic aperture lens, and besides, this is said to be an f/2.8 lens, not f/2.0.

Actually, they released a version of the 35/1.4 for Nikon that has the focus confirmation chip and electronically controlled aperture.  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/859180-REG/Samyang_SY35MAE_N_35mm_f_1_4_Wide_Angle.html

I don't understand why they haven't made this an option on more of their lenses.  I want to get the 14mm, but I'd really prefer the convenience of auto aperture, and I don't want to have to sell a used one if that model comes out in a few months.
The 14mm is a great lens, regardless of how aperture is controlled, don't use that as an excuse to deprive yourself! :)

I'm full of excuses!  If they hadn't announced that 35 with the auto aperture, I'm sure I would have bought one by now.  I just figured that it was coming on the 14 any time now, given its popularity.  And, although I am good at buying things on ebay, I am not as good at selling them.
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Re: Samyang To Announce 100mm Macro This Summer
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2015, 04:52:48 PM »