Samyang has posted a new teaser on it official Facebook page, inviting us to keep an eye on the company by teasing the launch of new lenses on April 28.
One of the third-party lens makers that seems to be getting a lot of traction these days is Samyang Optics, a company that sells products under a number of brands, including Rokinon and Vivitar.
The South Korean manufacturer has teased the launch of “new stuff” in March 2014 and towards the end of the month it has delivered the promise by unveiling the Samyang 8mm f/2.8, 10mm f/2.8, and 12mm f/2.8 lenses.
Another month, another story so the Korean maker is back with another teaser. On April 28, we will have to join Samyang in the “journey to the next level of creativity” that will consist of the introduction of “proud new products”.
Samyang teases new lenses for April 28, photographers want autofocus models
Samyang’s latest teaser shows a photo of a lens saying that new products are coming on April 28. These are not hidden messages and it definitely means that the company will announce at least two new optics at the end of the month.
As for the new products, the rumor mill is still believing that the company will begin selling autofocus lenses. Samyang’s line-up is dominated by manual focus lenses and their quality has been on the rise in recent times.
The next step of Samyang’s evolution should not surprise anybody, as photographers are now demanding the manufacturer to release optics with AF support. Taking it to the next level certainly fits the profile, but we should not take this for granted and wait for the April 28 event.
Samyang 50mm cine lens is a strong candidate to be the star of the April 28 party
There are some other possibilities, of course. One of the most sought-after products is a new Samyang 50mm f/1.2 lens. Whether it is a cine version or a conventional one, the company’s fans are adamant that the company should release a new optic with a 50mm focal length.
Looking at the photo in the teaser we can spot a “T”, which stands for Transmission-stops in cine lenses. The perfect product would be a Samyang 50mm cine lens with autofocus, so it remains to be seen whether the company will deliver such thing or not.
Another candidate would be a cine zoom lens, though we should not place our bets, yet. There is enough time until the show, so stay tuned in case more details get leaked on the web.