Samyang 35mm F/1.4 – Finally Available

The disaster in Japan set back quite a few products including the long awaited Samyang 35mm F/1.4 lens. A nice follow up to the already popular budget 85mm prime lens, the new 35mm is finally available.

find-price-button Samyang 35mm F/1.4 UMC AS

Don't forget that these lenses are quickly re-colored and re-branded under names like Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar. So when those names become available, you'll also be able to find similar ones via Amazon below.

find-price-button Rokinon 35mm F/1.4

16 thoughts on “Samyang 35mm F/1.4 – Finally Available

  1. Just bought this lens and its GREAT!

    Overall this is my favorite lens in my collection. I love having a 35mm prime and for the price, well, just go buy it!

  2. Lensdude

    Review tests indicate this lens is more like a 38mm and not a 35mm. The manual focus action sounds good which is important to video users. Sharpness sounds good, but not quite as good as the Samyang 85/1.4.

    Some will gripe about the price but the fact is its more difficult to manufacture a good wide lens.

    My main concern is the physical size of this lens. It's bigger than the Canon 35 L. I prefer my normal and normal wide lenses to be more compact. I was ready to get this lens but am in the process of converting a great Minolta MC Rokkor 35/1.8 which has great IQ but with a much smaller 55mm filter size...

  3. I have the 14 2.8 samyang, it is worth every penny, much better then expected. Imagine the canon will set you back 2000 euro's this one only 350. This is a really sharp lens!You can get a confirmation chip and glue it on yourself. I took it off again because at times the camera refuses to fire due to focus not being entirely correct. But we have magic lantern... and its 14 mm on my 1ds II 22.7mm on my 550D, Really usefull. But 85mm manual focus oef that's more difficult. I would buy the canon 85 1.8 35 Then again 35 1.4 sounds really attractive. Again these lenses are unbelievable value can not go wrong!

  4. Johnson

    The Rokinon now shows on Amazon at 499. I think I'm saving for Sigma. The AF is helpful in this price category.

  5. Sean W

    The Nikon Mount lens has a Chip in it. My 85mm Rokinon has a chip too. I really like the 85mm I have, for me I think it is better for video than photo.
    I too agree that this price is too high, at least for what I was expecting, maybe at half this price I would throw in my order.

  6. Greg

    The Rokinon branded version is usually much cheaper. Just wait until it is released.

  7. Emm

    Post author

    @Paul H - The Sigma would have autofocus, very useful for photographers. I'm not sure how well the glass is coated on these cheap lenses, but sometimes that's what people go for with sun flares. We'll have to see when someone does a review.

  8. Paul H

    How would this compare to the Sigma 30mm? (minus the 5mm difference obviously)

  9. Why would the disaster in Japan affect a Korean-made lens?

    Can focus confirmation be added to these with a dandelion chip?

  10. I literally went oh crap when i saw this article.
    I just bought the canon 28mm f/1.8 about a month ago.
    But then I saw the rokinon price of $500 bucks?
    The canon cost me $530...
    It is an amazing lens. Great colors, very versatile and it has full auto everything. There is a 7mm difference and a one stop difference but not enough to make me regret the choice I made.
    Now, if it was a 7mm difference, one stop AND 230bucks cheaper... then I might cry a little.

  11. Hope the prices would go further down like the same price at the 85mm f1.4 like around 250bucks. Cause now it's not what I called cheap.

  12. Greg

    I really want this. I have the Rokinon 85 1.4, and Rokinon 8mm 3.5. Both great lenses. Super sharp.

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