Samyang is Teasing Us Yet Again, Will it Be AF Lenses This Time?


Last month, Samyang released a couple of teasers that many believed were leading to the announcement of the new logo and autofocus lenses. And while the new logo did make an appearance, the major AF update that people were expecting never came.

Now the company is teasing us yet again with an ad from their Facebook page that invites viewers to “join the journey to the next level of creativity.” A journey that will apparently lead to “the second step of Samyang Optics in 2014″ and begins on April 28th.

As usual with this kind of speculation, we make no promises, but it looks like we definitely have some new products to look forward to. Will they be autofocus lenses? And, perhaps more importantly, will it blend? Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and we’ll be sure to let you know.

(via Photo Rumors)

  • David Goldstein

    It is clearly a cinema lens.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Why would anyone want a Samyang lens with autofocus capabilities though? Isn’t the lack of electronic parts the main reason for the pricing of their products? Is there any niche for Samyang to fill which Tamron and Sigma currently could not?

  • Andrew Taran

    And wide angle

  • Joseph Morris

    More likely a fast manual cine zoom than an autofocus.

  • AmyLee

    Samyang lenses have always been fully electric-enabled (metering, aperture, exif, etc.) when fitted to Pentax cameras. Yes, only manual focus, but Samyang produces them in K-mount with full electronics (again, aside from AF).

  • Emmanuel Goldstein

    Is it one of the current ones?
    the “second step” could also be zooms rather than AF.

  • Ben

    With the release of the AJA Cion, here’s hoping they’re announcing a series of entry-level PL-mount lenses :D

  • CTS

    Nah, it will probably be autofocus lenses for slr cameras with manual focus gears and will be measured in t stops.

  • Chris Blair

    I’d love a large cine zoom! Keep it under $10k please, I’m tired of renting.