100mm Macro lenses are beautiful things. Not only are they ideal for Macro photography by not forcing you to be right up on your subject, but due to their focal length, they are also great portrait lenses.
Canon, Nikon, and Sigma all make wonderful ~100mm macro lenses, and now it looks like Samyang/Rokinon/Bower is looking to get in on the 100mm macro action as well – if you believe the rumors that is.
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According to the latest over on PhotoRumors, Samyang is going to be releasing a new 100mm lens, probably with a max aperture of F/2.8, and it is expected to be available this summer. The new lens is also expected to cost about the same as the Canon/Nikon offerings, which would be in the $700-$900 range.
Personally, I would love to see this lens. Samyang’s latest 135mm F/2 lens is about as sharp of a lens as I have ever seen. If Samyang can roll that into this 100mm as well then we will have a killer lens on our hands.
What are your thoughts? Would you like to see a 100mm macro lens from Samyang? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!