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Beautiful Sample Footage of New Samyang 50mm T/1.5 Paired With Canon 5D Mark III

By Anthony Thurston on September 1st 2014

Samyang officially announced their new 50mm F/1.4 photo and T/1.5 cinema lenses about a week ago. Today, we came across this beautiful sample footage captured when pairing the new 50mm T/1.5 cinema lens with a Canon 5D Mark III.

The footage was captured and put together by Samyang Europe, so we will have to stay tuned for videos/reviews put together by third parties before we can really say how good this lens is. But from the footage above, the look of this lens paired with a full frame sensor is bordering on magical in some of those shots.


Samyang 50mm Specs

  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markin

The lens is currently available for pre-order in both the photo and cinema versions from B&H. They expect the lens to start shipping on September 5th (about 4 days from this post going up).


What are your thoughts of the footage shared above? How do you think it will pair with other cameras, like the GH4? Leave a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Anjeanette Illustration

    Going to go search for some stills- beautiful film quality! Would love to compare this to Sigma lens

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  2. Basit Zargar

    Great one

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  3. Clare Havill

    Great video, lovely Bohken

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  4. Chuck Eggen

    I like it. Waiting to see some personal reviews.

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  5. Kyle Farris

    Looks pretty good. :-) Should have shot it with a D810, A7s, or 5Diii in Raw… it’s already hard enough to tell sharpness because of the Vimeo compression. Native 5Diii footage is just mushy.

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  6. Austin Swenson

    This looks like a pretty cool option for video. Hopefully the images look just as nice.

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  7. Hannes Nitzsche

    Nice footage! Can’t wait for the next announcment :)

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  8. mugur ic

    The aperture range is T1.5 – T22. I like it. Are a great choice for all with a good price

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  9. Pete McWade

    Samyang are superb lenses and great for both video and stills. I have my 35mm and 85mm. Love them both. The 85mm is a bit much because you can’t get right up close to your subject. But make no mistake, its a wonderful bit of glass. You can’t go wrong with one.

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  10. Black Z Eddie

    Great sample video.

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  11. Joseph Pesiri

    Looks great for video.

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  12. Mark Iuzzolino

    Wow, like a creamsicle. Love the bokeh. Would like to see some stills.

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