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Samyang Teases New Announcement on April 28th, Possible Canon AF Lens Rumored…

By Anthony Thurston on April 19th 2014

Samyang is teasing us yet again! A few days ago on their Facebook page, the Korean company announced that on April 28th they were inviting us to join them in the next level of creativity, citing the second stage for Samyang in 2014.

The second Step of Samyang Optics in 2014Samyang Optics invites you to join the journey to the next level of creativity on April 28th 2014. We hope you to enjoy our proud new products.

I was reluctant to post anything about this at first, given how vague the teaser is. But earlier today, I came across a new rumor related to this announcement, which points to a – now deleted – Samyang response to a comment on that Facebook post that looks to be talking about ‘AF” and “Canon.”


[REWIND: Head2Head Comparison of the new Sigma 50mm F/1.4 vs Canon 50mm F/1.8]


It would seem that the recently rumored bit I posted a ways back regarding Samyang introducing a new line of AF lenses may soon be officially announced. Look at the text of the announcement, it mentions “next level” and “second step.” Could they be announcing something else big? Sure, but based on the rumors we know, AF seems the most likely announcement.


To me, it seems clear that Samyang is poised to announce at least one new Canon mount lens that will include AF. I have always been happy with the optical quality of Samyang lenses, it has always been the build quality that concerned me. If the addition of AF also coincides with an improvement in overall build quality, then Samyang could become a great option for low budget photographers.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with the conclusion that this could be the AF announcement?

[via Canon Watch]

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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. Faith Jhung

    Good thing you’ve got a korean reader like me. It says:

    Canon AF mount 35mm lens is planned to be released in the first half of 2014.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      haha, thanks Faith!

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    • Maarten de Boer

      My korean is a bit rusty but might it not just be a small typo eg. AF -> EF? Though I wouldn’t see a reason to release yet another 35mm unless it’s like a f/1.2, f/1.0 or even f/0.95 (we’ll keep dreaming lol).

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