Finally a T/S lens for Pentax?

Started Sep 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
viking79
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Re: Finally a T/S lens for Pentax?

JeffAHayes wrote:

Clear up something for me, guys. First, all the Samyang lenses are manual focus, right?

As of now, yes. I have seen rumors of AF lenses for the future.

Second, the "Rokinon" brand lenses Adorama sells (and promotes BIGTIME in Popular PHotography -- they've been running BIG ads for their F1.4 Rokinon lens) are all also MF, but A LOT less expensive than ANY of the AF alternatives. I think I"ve read a couple places on this forum that Rokinon is just re-branded Samyang. Is that also true?

Rokinon is one of the US sellers for Samyang.

Third, what's the IQ and overall quality for Samyang/Rokinon?

Pretty decent. IQ really depends on the lens. The 35 mm f/1.4 is quite good for full frame cameras, and I have heard the 24 mm f/1.4 isn't as good. The 85 mm f/1.4 is very decent for the price. I hear the 14 mm f/2.8 is very sharp but lots of distortion, etc.

I have used the 35 and 85 mm f/1.4 lenses. I would recommend the 35 mm f/1.4 for full frame, it is much too large to use for APS-C unless you really need 35 mm and f/1.4. I wish Pentax offered a DA only 35 mm f/1.4 to 1.8 as it would be a lot smaller.

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