voigtlaender 15mm or samyang 8mm ?

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Elandreth
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Re: voigtlaender 15mm or samyang 8mm ?
In reply to wll, Feb 22, 2013

wll wrote:

I can tell you the Samyang (Rokinon) 8mm f2.8 fisheye has gotten great reviews.

Is there a difference between Samyang and Rokinon?  I didn't think there was, but when looking at prices, I found this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/876970-REG/Rokinon_28fe8bk_se_8mm_f_2_8_UMC_Fish_Eye.html

and

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/876965-REG/Samyang_sy28fe8bk_se_8mm_f_2_8_Fish_eye_Lens.html

The Samyang is $50 more than the Rokinon.  Why would anybody pay more for the Samyang?

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