Samyang? Bower? Rokinon?

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Samyang? Bower? Rokinon?
Jan 14, 2011

I'm thinking of going really wide on my 5D and, short of waiting for the 8-15mm Canon, it appears that there is a lot of good vibe surrounding the Samyang 14mm, even for full frame. I can't find the Samyang brand in the US, but Amazon carries a Rokinon and B&H or Adorama carry Bower 14mm. From what I read they are all the same lens. But the price on Amazon is $377 and the price for the Bower is $426. I'd rather get the Amazon lens for the lower price and longer return period. Is there any reason not to? Could there be different generations of lenses here?

Also, for those who have the lens, is there a hyperfocal distance scale on the lens? I did not see one on the photos on the websites, but one can wish.....

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