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Samyang35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Improves performance (3)
  • Improves picture quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (4)
  • In the studio (3)
  • Shooting indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Film professional (3), Professional artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Sharp lens

By Dan

from Calgary, Alberta.

About Me Business Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

    This lens produces very nice clear sharp images.

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    5.0

    Great Lens and Price

    By Doctor Robinson

    from brooklyn, ny

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

      Using it for semi-pro video work. Great lens at a great price. Love the DOF I can get with this lens. No complaints.

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      4.0

      solid lens for the price

      By JG

      from usa

      Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

      Gets a little fuzzy once you move away from the f2.8-f4 range...

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      4.0

      Well worth the money!

      By DNA

      from Indian Shores Florida

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

        This is a great lens for the price, wasn't sure it would be, but I am well pleased with how it is working out and fully intend to buy more Samyang Cine lenses.

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        5.0

        Great choice for those on a budget

        By PaRC

        from Virginia

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

        Great for pulling focus. Nice bokeh.

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        4.0

        Very Satisfied

        By Filmamina

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

          This lens gave me great shots, both indoors and outside. The shots were especially beautiful in the evening under street lights. I would recommend purchasing this lens.

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          5.0

          So SO SO SO GREAT!!!!

          By videomaker

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Film Student

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

              This lens is just outstanding.
              So well built.
              The focus ring is SO SO PERFECT!!!
              SUPER SHARP!!!!

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              4.0

              Great lens for the price

              By Aneesh Arora

              from Mumbai, India

              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Bulky Design

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming
              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

              Great normal lens for the APS-C format. Great at low light photography and de-clicked aperture is great for video and focus throw is cinematic. Very nice octagonal bokeh. Nice build quality for the price. Absolute bargain at the price even for a still lens.

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              5.0

              Happy with it

              By nacioel30

              from Madrid, Spain

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cine Prepared
              • Price
              • Sharp
              • Solid

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fiction Shooting

                Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                I'd tested it just a bit. It seams to be sharp, feels smooth, and well constructed (it is heavy). Nothing to complain about yet.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Shooting most of my feature through this

                By 7john3

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear
                • Cost Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                    This is a very nice fast lens that I'm mating to a Canon 5Dm3 on a shoulder rig for 70% of the shots of an indie-feature film I'm currently working on. We are on a tight budget yet needed a cinematic look for the 5D. The Samyang fit our budget and has not disappointed. The focus gear works well with my follow-focus. There is a bit more drag than I prefer, which torques the mount, but is not annoying. The lens is very clear all the way to the edges of the full frame sensor. It blooms a bit during racking but that is aesthetically useful. The de-clicked iris control is also quite useful for doing some manual pulls. I recommend as a cost-effective option and will try the 85mm Samyang based on my satisfaction with this lens.

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                    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    ADD TO CART.

                    By evilbiochemist

                    from MI

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors

                      Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                      Worth every penny, cuts with other zeiss primes like nobody's bizznass.This lens really shines a f2.5 however, Its good down to F2. The optional speed to F1.4 is nice in a pinch. Yall should buy 2. BOOO YA!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Praise

                      By Espen

                      from Norway

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Build Quality
                      • Cinematic Adaption
                      • Optical Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                          I have nothing but praise for the samyang cine set.

                          Excellent build quality and excellent optics for the price range

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                          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A "No Brainer"

                          By IndyP

                          from Rochester, Wash.

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Close Up Filming
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon EF:

                            On September 28th 2012 , having decided I wanted the Rokinon 35mm T/1.5 Cine Lens, I was disappointed to fine out that because of high demand it was on back order till October 16. Realizing this date might be pushed back further, I looked for an alternative way to get hold of one of these lens. If you are not aware, the manufacturer of this lens is Samyang who have rebranded their lenses for sale in different countries i.e. Rokinon being the rebranded name for these lenses in the USA. Out of curiosity, I decided to use only the name "Samyang" in B&H's search engine, and surprise, surprise, they had some for sale. Exactly the same lens, only the name Samyang on it instead of Rokinon. A B&H rep that I talked to chuckled when I pointed out to him that it probably was because most buyers wanted a more "American sounding name" on the lens rather than an oriental one, or perhaps they were unaware of the Samyang branded ones being available for sale, to which he agreed. So, having said that, if you are not concerned about having "Rokinon" on the lens, the chances are you can get one much quicker if you are prepared to have the name "Samyang" on the lens. In fact, there are those who are buying these Samyang lenses from Poland, just to have the original manufacturers name on the lens, i.e. "Samyang." Not that you may be to concerned now, because Oct 16th is just a few days away. Now I'm by no means an expert in the field of photography or videography, and I will not go into any technical details of the lens because there are many good reviews already written, so I will address what I feel may be some other relevant questions some of you may have concerning; A fully manual lens with on a modern Canon DSLR, and, Using it with Magic Lantern installed. I have a Canon T2i 550D with 18-55mm Kit Lens and Magic Lantern loaded on it. My main goal is to shoot video while at the same time, being able to shoot stills. While this lens can shoot remarkable stills, it is not suited for shooting events such as weddings etc simply because it is a fully manual lens, and thus would take to much time to set up resulting in possible missed shots. However, I feel this is an unbelievable price for a "Fast" high quality, Cine Lens. Some reviews are putting it very close to the class of lenses from Canon and Zeiss costing $3000 to $5000 My biggest question however was how it would perform with Magic Lantern, and, as a fully manual lens on a modern DSLR. I'd heard of many having problems with dark LCD screens, the final shot not being the same as what was seen on the LCD screen, inaccurate exposure, focusing problems, and features like Magic Lanterns Trap Focus not working because of the un-chipped lens etc. Well, I can tell you that I am in love with this lens. I've only had it about ten days, and while I did experience the dark LCD screen problem, it was resolved with the application of some settings in Magic Lantern. In my opinion, nailing focus is not difficult at all, especially with ML, and the aperture and focus rings on the lens barrel rotate smoothly. I think the de-clicked manual aperture is fantastic, and Trap Focus works perfectly, I feel that part of the fun involved in shooting is setting up the camera, therefore I am so excited with this lens that I am now waiting to buy the 85mm T/1.5 Cine Lens when it is released at the end of this month or the beginning of November. The photo version of this 85mm lens is reported to produce stunning images.

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