Samyang Primes EF

Compatible Cameras: Canon C300/ C300 Mk2/ 5D, EF Mount Arri Amira, EF Mount Red;  With Adaptor: Sony F5/ F55/ F3/ FS7/ A7S / A7S Mk2, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic

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Samyang Primes Lens Set

5 lens set: 14mm (T3.1); 24mm (T1.5); 35mm (T1.5);50mm (T1.5); 85mm (T1.5)
Daily Rate: £45 +VAT

 

 

Recommended Accessories

Lens Adaptors
Lanparte Follow Focus £25
Tilta Clamp-On Mattebox £25

Description:

Samyang Primes VDSLR Cine lens range offer superb performance and value for manual focus prime lens series which are perfect for professional and enthusiast video and movie making purposes. Built in follow focus gearing on both the focus and aperture rings offer full control whilst on camera rig systems.
Samyang Primes Cine lenses are very popular among low budget filmmakers as they offer semi-professional cine lens “functionality” at a very affordable price.

The Samyang Primes VDSLR Lens Kit 3 is a versatile lens kit consisting of five carefully selected optics: 14mm T3.1, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5.

These are supplied as a kit in a custom case to offer highly durable and reliable protection of the lenses against dust, water, shock and damage

The frames of these lenses are compact and solid since they are made of high-strength aluminium alloy so trustworthy images can be captured even in an inferior environment.

14mm LENS
Samyang Optics 14mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II is a wide angle manual focus cine lens designed for full frame sensor sizes.

Optical Features
This lens features 14 lenses in 10 groups including 3 high-refractive and extra low dispersion lenses (HR ED), 1 hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) and 1 glass aspherical lens (ASP). H-ASP and ASP lenses minimize colour aberration to produce exceptional image quality and high contrast for center and corner of the image even when the aperture is fully opened. HR ED lens of 14mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II effectively controls the light dispersion to prevent flare and ghost. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics optimizes the light penetration to also minimize flare and ghost.

24mm LENS
Samyang Optics 24mm T1.5 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II is a wide angle manual focus cine lens designed for full frame sensor sizes.

Optical Features
This lens features 13 lenses in 12 groups including 4 extra low dispersion lenses (ED) and 2 glass aspherical lenses (ASP). ED lenses of 24mm T1.5 II effectively control the light dispersion to prevent flare and ghost. ASP lenses minimize colour aberration to provide exceptional image quality and high contrast for center and corner of the image even when the aperture is fully opened. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics optimizes the light penetration to also minimize flare and ghost. Samyang 24mm T1.5 II is known for its beautiful and soft bokeh.

35mm LENS
Samyang Optics 35mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC II is a wide angle manual focus cine lens designed for full frame sensor sizes.

Optical Features
As Samyang 35mm photo lens does, this cine lens also has an outstanding optical function. Samyang 35mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC II features 12 lenses in 10 groups including 2 high refractive index lenses (HR) to compactify the size of lens and increase the sharpness. Glass aspherical lens (ASP) minimizes color aberration to realize exceptional image quality and high contrast for center and corner of image even when aperture is fully opened. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics optimizes the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. Samyang 35mm T1.5 II is known for its beautiful and soft bokeh. It adapts floating lens system to find the minimum focus distance. There are 8 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully.

50mm LENS
The Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR manual focus lens can be used in cameras with image size up to Full Frame 35mm. Its Low T-number gives better light gathering power and greater choice when it comes to selecting depth of field. Its optical construction comprises 9 Elements in 6 Groups including a “H-ASP” Hybrid Aspherical and a Glass Aspherical (ASP) element. H-ASP gives exceptional reduction of chromatic aberration and great contrast levels right to the edge of the image, even at wide apertures. The optical surfaces have been treated with Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) to optimise light transmission as well as minimising ghosting and flare, working beneficially with the supplied petal lens hood. The optical arrangement also allows a close focusing of just 45cm.

85mm LENS
Samyang Optics 85mm T1.5 VDSLR AS IF UMC II is a semi-telephoto manual focus cine lens designed for full frame sensor sizes.

Optical Features
As Samyang 85mm photo lens does, this VDSLR lens also has an outstanding optical function. Optical lenses feature 9 lenses in 7 groups. Hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) has a specially designed curved surface to minimize color aberration and realize exceptional image quality and high contrast throughout center to corner of image even when aperture is fully opened. Samyang 85mm T1.5 II is an inner focus lens. The length of lens does not change when focusing so it is dustproof. Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics optimizes the light penetration and minimizes flare and ghost. There are 8 aperture blades designed to be almost as a full circle when aperture is closed which expresses starlike ray clearly and beautifully.

Our thoughts

I must admit when Frank originally suggested buying these lenses I wasn’t very keen as I thought at that price they would be virtually unusable. However having seen them, they are much better than you would expect. Although not as sexy as the CP.2s, I think if I was shooting a short film with a small budget I would rather use these than the Canon stills lenses. There’s not a lot of difference in terms of resolution, but having a proper manual lens control with focus gears makes working with them a lot easier. Not to mention the cost!

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