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Samyang to expand their autofocus lens selection for Canon ahead of CP+

Samyang will be announcing a few new autofocus lenses for the Canon EF mount ahead of CP+ which begins on February 28, 2019. Currently, Samyang offers two autofocus lenses for Canon, the AF 14mm f/2.8 and the AF 85mm f/1.4.

If we had to guess as to what autofocus lenses were coming next from Samyang, I’d say 35mm and 50mm lenses would make a lot of sense and maybe even a 135mm lens.

Trey T

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Feb 6, 2019
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With Sigma (e.g. Art series) being a superior product over many of Canon's L lenses, promoting competition in the EF lens game, I hope Samyang can be a great competitor.
 

degos

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Mar 20, 2015
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135mm AF would be splendid; the Samyang MF model stomps all over the ancient Canon 135mm f/2 L, very little CA and sharp right into the corners. Just tricky to nail focus on fast scenes.

Great to see such high standards amongst the third-party group, now that Canon has drifted off into $3000 RF-la-la-land.
 

shawn

EOS M50
Jan 28, 2019
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135mm AF would be splendid; the Samyang MF model stomps all over the ancient Canon 135mm f/2 L, very little CA and sharp right into the corners. Just tricky to nail focus on fast scenes.

Great to see such high standards amongst the third-party group, now that Canon has drifted off into $3000 RF-la-la-land.
Canon doesn't want to compete on price because they know where that leads. Plus nobody is making a 28-70mm f/2.0 zoom except them.And nobody is making an 85 f/1.2 except them. If you want those lenses you have to pay the cost of entry, simple as that.

Also if Canon put out lenses that had the flaws Samyang has, people would flip. The only justification for Samyang is that Canon costs more. That is a dumb reason to buy something.
 
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slclick

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I would love to hear first hand experience with the 85 AF. Outside of Bryan C., online reviewers don't do much for me. Anyone have experience with that one?
 

Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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I never had any issue with miss focusing Sigma lens. Guess someone has to get lemons.
Read the forums, Amazon reviews etc...
Sigma has been and is still selling many "tasty" lemons.:LOL:
And what about wheather sealing of the Art series? EF L lenses are all wheather sealed, extremely important in dusty, humid or tropical regions!
 

slclick

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Read the forums, Amazon reviews etc...
Sigma has been and is still selling many "tasty" lemons.:LOL:
And what about wheather sealing of the Art series? EF L lenses are all wheather sealed, extremely important in dusty, humid or tropical regions!
EF 'L' glass have a variety of weather sealing attributes from not at all, to needs a front filter, to fully sealed.
 

NetMage

I'm New Here
Aug 22, 2018
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Just hoping for someone to step up and fill in the inexpensive normal lens for APS-C gap Canon has had (28-35 mm F/2 or so) unlike Nikon.
 

Treyarnon

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Jan 11, 2018
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I have long thought that if someone like Samyang comes out with a relatively cheep and affordable telephoto primes with reasonable optics they will sell a ton. Something like 200 F2.8, 300 F4 and 400 (or 500) F5.6.

The equivalent Canon lenses are all very old (old enouph to just copy the designs??), so there is a real gap in the market for someone to fill - the 300F4 and 400F5.6 were REALLY popular lenses back in the day.
 
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slclick

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Once again Sigma lenses vary in terms of weather sealing. Some are, some are not and those which are may require a front filter to complete the sealing. Try checking out TDP and Bryan's Sigma reviews under Specifications for sealing info.