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dcm

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Re: Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2015, 06:56:11 PM »
I know that we tend to view everything through a Canon filter, and rightly so, but I think that leads us to miss the mark on this lens.  It isn't primarily competing with the Canon 100L (and even tougher competition being the almost as good Tamron 90 VC Macro); it is coming out in Sony A and E, Fuji X, M43, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX...and EOS M (making it the first macro lens in an EF-M native mount).  Samyang/Rokinon has gotten smart:  rather than just offering bargain versions of big two (or big three) mounts, they have recognized that the simplicity of their designs (MF and no electronics) essentially means all they have to do is minor mount/flange retoolings and they can sell in ten different mounts.  No one else is doing that.

They don't need a big piece of the pie in any one market (like Canon EF); they are taking little pieces of all the pies to make their money.  Smart.

Unfortunately the mirrorless cameras end up with a lens designed for FF with a builtin adapter.  For example, the two new lenses (135/2 and 100/2.8Macro) have size and weight similar to their Canon EF counterparts mounted on the EFM adapter.  That's not really an attractive offering for many mirrorless users, particularly if you already have the FF lenses (I do).  On the other hand, the 8mm f/2.8 fisheye and 12mm f/2.0 lenses are interesting due to their smaller form factor - they were designed for APS mirrorless and no FF options are available.

Guess I will hold out for a macro lens designed for APS mirrorless.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 06:58:16 PM by dcm »
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Re: Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2015, 06:56:11 PM »

Solar Eagle

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Re: Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2015, 12:58:14 AM »
Sure is a sexy lens. Much better looking than the older canon. Having attractive gear just adds to the fun.

Seems Samyang took come queues from Sigma in branding and promotion.  I've not followed Samyang but they seem to throwing some solid hits lately. 

People will pay for solid optics alone, and photographers tend to have money to spend, so I think Samyang will become a bigger player this year. 
« Last Edit: April 03, 2015, 01:14:09 AM by Solar Eagle »

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Re: Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 08:48:13 AM »
The EF 100 f2.8L IS USM Macro lens in my bag has seen a lot of action and at least 50% of it was as a regular 100mm lens. Cannot fault the quality and Ive found no problem using it manually which I do most of the time but on the occations Ive used it in autofocus its equally been great for keepers so I for one will stick where I am.
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Re: Official: Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2015, 08:48:13 AM »