Samyang is rumored to introduce another prime lens with electronic contacts aimed at Canon DSLR cameras, after recently revealing the first such model.
Five new lenses have been announced by Samyang recently. Additionally, the South Korea-based company has unveiled three new optics in March. This is a pretty strong line-up with several new cine lenses and wide-angle optics for multiple camera mounts.
Among the multitude of new products, we can find the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE, a lens designed for Canon DSLR cameras which features electronic contacts.
This means that a Canon shooter can read the focus and other settings set by the user. This is the first time a Samyang optic is no longer fully-manual when it is mounted onto a Canon camera. Usually, this feature has been available only for Nikon owners.
This is just the beginning, hinted a Samyang representative in an interview. According to the company’s rep, another model with electronic contacts will be released in the near future for photographers using a Canon DSLR.
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AE lens in development for Canon DSLR camera owners
Although Samyang has confirmed that it is working on a new AE model, it has not provided a timeframe other than “soon”. The problem is that “soon” means different things for different companies, therefore potential buyers should not hold their breath over it.
According to the rumor mill, the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AE lens is the next product in line for official introduction. As stated above, it will be designed for Canon DSLR cameras and will feature electronic contacts, allowing the shooters to read its exposure settings.
It is worth reminding that this remains a rumor and that the lens’ settings as well as its mount compatibility have not been confirmed officially by the company, therefore we should wait for more details before drawing a conclusion.
Samyang is planning to kill some of its brands, except for Rokinon
During the interview, the Samyang representative has been asked about what the company is planning to do with its slew of child-brands. It is widely-known that Rokinon, Vivitar, Opteka, Bower and others are all Samyang brands which sometimes create confusion among consumers.
Well, it seems like the South Korean firm is finally doing something about them, as some of them will be killed soon. The only brand that is sure to remain on the market for long is Rokinon because it is too popular to be cancelled for now. Stay tuned, more info coming soon!