Video Chat with a B&H Expert & Get Pro Video Advice Live!

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds

BH #SA5015M43 • MFR #SYDSMMFT
Samyang
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds Format Lens
  • 100mm (35mm Equivalent on MFT)
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 - T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
The 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds from Samyang is a fast, manual focus, prime lens. When used on Micro Four Thirds format cameras it offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 100mm pushing it into a telephoto angle of view. It provides a maximum aperture of T1.5 for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field control and an 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh. Optimized for cinema and video applications, the focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been de-clicked, which enables smooth iris pulls. In addition, bright aperture and distance markings are printed on the lens barrel facing laterally to facilitate easier control by a focus puller.
In Stock
$399.00
Reg Price $499.00
Instant Savings $100.00
Limited supply at this price
$67/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $58.99

Ask Our Experts

800.304.5407

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR Overview

The 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Micro Four Thirds from Samyang is a fast, manual focus, prime lens. When used on Micro Four Thirds format cameras it offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 100mm pushing it into a telephoto angle of view. It provides a maximum aperture of T1.5 for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field control and an 8 blade iris for attractive bokeh. Optimized for cinema and video applications, the focus and aperture control rings are outfitted with industry standard gearing, which provides an interface for working with a traditional follow focus. The aperture control ring has also been de-clicked, which enables smooth iris pulls. In addition, bright aperture and distance markings are printed on the lens barrel facing laterally to facilitate easier control by a focus puller.

The 50mm has a minimum focus distance of 1.5'. Internal focusing minimizes the effects of lens breathing, which insures a more consistent angle-of-view when adjusting focus. The lens is composed of 9 elements in 6 groups, including one aspherical element and one hybrid aspherical element to reduce aberrations. In addition, a lens multi-coating helps to improve light transmission reducing flare and ghosting. The filter thread diameter is 77mm.

The VDSLR line of cinema lenses unifies Samyang's cine lenses into a cohesive series. Each of the VDSLR lenses will offer the same alignment of their geared focus and aperture rings so that follow focus and other rig accessories won't need re-adjustment when swapping lenses. Also, each lens is tested to be color matched with the other lenses in the series and provide the same color and contrast when shooting video. Lastly, the lenses are marked with focusing scales on each side of the barrel for easier adjustment from both sides of the camera.

50mm manual focus prime lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of 100mm on Micro Four Thirds format cameras.
Functional as still photo lens but optimized for cinema and video shooting with geared aperture and focus rings, de-clicked aperture for smooth exposure transitions, and side-facing aperture and distance markings. The 50mm T1.5 is part of the VDSLR series of cine lenses, sharing characteristics and features that unify the series and make it easier for users to swap out lenses when shooting video. Each VDSLR lens provides aligned focus and aperture rings so that readjustment of the follow focus is not necessary when switching lenses. Also each lens has been tested to match color and contrast for a consistent look and less potential post-processing. Finally, all lenses from this series print focus scales on both sides of the lens barrel for ease of use from each side of the camera.
Very fast T1.5 maximum aperture for effective low light capture and shallow depth of field.
Internal focusing system with 9 lens elements in 6 groups.
One aspherical and one hybrid aspherical lens element control aberrations and improve sharpness throughout the frame.
Lens multi-coating improves light transmission and reduces flare and ghosting.
Minimum focus distance of 1.5'
Filter thread diameter of 77mm
UPC: 084438763461

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR Specs

Focal Length50mm
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMFT
Maximum ApertureT1.5
Minimum ApertureT22
Diagonal Angle of ViewMFT: 23.6°
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom : 1.5' / 0.45 m
Optical Design9 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8
Gear MOD & PitchFocus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Filter Thread77 mm
Image StabilizationNo
Dimensions (W x H)3.2 x 3.2" / 81.3 x 81.3 mm
Length3.9" / 99.5 mm
Weight20.8 oz / 590 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.2 x 5.1"

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR Reviews

Great

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-05

I think this lens is great. I hope i can finally win something after reviewing products for over ten years now. Come on B&H!!!

Good lens for the price

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

This is the first manual lens Iâ€ve bought since switching to digital and love not focusing by wire. I got the cine version for focus pulling but itâ€s also great for stills. Very nice to handle and fast to adjust. The continuously variable aperture is a hoot. Very sharp at f2.8 and not bad wide open. Thatâ€s compared to a few lenses I have that cost 3 times the price. It may not be as rugged because of the plastic construction but itâ€s very well made and light. I typically try not to drop my lenses anyway. Nice going Samyang !

Good lens for the price

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

This is the first manual lens Iâ€ve bought since switching to digital and love not focusing by wire. I got the cine version for focus pulling but itâ€s also great for stills. Very nice to handle and fast to adjust. The continuously variable aperture is a hoot. Very sharp at f2.8 and not bad wide open. Thatâ€s compared to a few lenses I have that cost 3 times the price. It may not be as rugged because of the plastic construction but itâ€s very well made and light. I typically try not to drop my lenses anyway. Nice going Samyang !

Will buy more and recommend

By Pov
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-16

Very nice

Just love those lenses

By Valentine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-28

Those cinema Samyang/Rokinon lenses are really cool to me. They are very well finished, robust and nice looking. The 1,5 max aperture gives you the nice looks and I thought when I first used it that the piqu is really amazing for a lens of that price (especially after putting down my 24-70 NIKON, meh :) ). It's nice to have a cool set of cine lenses for such a cheap budget :)

Cinema quality

By Carlos I.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-04

This lens has been better than expected. I needed a cinema-style manual focus lens for video work on my Sony FS5 and this lens is ALWAYS on my camera. Here's my estimation of the good and not-so good of it: The GOOD LIST: First off, the optics on this are simply fantastic. Sharp all over even wide open (which is why www buy lenses like this). In technical areas, it beats almost all lenses except for the Zeiss/ Loxia, but only marginally. It has beautiful bokeh and a very close minimal focal distance. The focus gears are tactile and throw is smooth. I love that there is a significant amount of throw needed to change focal plane, but no so much so that you can't operate handheld. The Not-So-Good: This lens will require you to make some tough compositional choices due to its close minimum focus distance. Bokeh is most pronounced when the subject is at the near end of your focal distance, so if you are buying this to get the big bulbous bokeh in shots, you will need to be close (within 5-7 feet) of your subject. The challenge here is that a 50mm on a Super 35 camera acts as a 75mm lens so you will be taking medium tight to tight shots to achieve the bokeh. If you want to keep your distance and get a 3/4 or wide shout of the subject with bokeh, you might want to look for a lens with a longer minimal focal distance. Overall, a gem of a lens.

Great lens

By Anil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-23

Very sharp and well built. Great for GH series cameras.

Good lens for the price

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

This is the first manual lens Iâ€ve bought since switching to digital and love not focusing by wire. I got the cine version for focus pulling but itâ€s also great for stills. Very nice to handle and fast to adjust. The continuously variable aperture is a hoot. Very sharp at f2.8 and not bad wide open. Thatâ€s compared to a few lenses I have that cost 3 times the price. It may not be as rugged because of the plastic construction but itâ€s very well made and light. I typically try not to drop my lenses anyway. Nice going Samyang !

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

question

What's the difference between this one and Rokinon 50? Because the price is 150 off
Asked by: Xin W.
Both this Samyang lens and the Rokinon 50mm T1.5 (B&H # RO5015TC) are made by Samyang Optics in Korea and are both the same exact lens. Rokinon is a private distributor of Samyang here in the US Market. Going with the lesser priced Samyang lens is a great choice.
Answered by: Oliver C.
Date published: 2020-10-29

question

is it compatible with 70d?
Asked by: Aaron
The Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC Lens for Canon EF Mount is perfectly compatible with the 70D. Be aware this gives on a APS-C sensor camera a slightly telephoto perspective along with being manual aperture and focus only.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Same quality as Rokinon DS cine? If these Samyang VDSLR II lenses are identical to the Rokion DC cine lenses, it would be great if there were lens kits and more models, like the Rokinon DS line.
Asked by: David
The Rokinon line is the highest level of quality of image, finish and features that this lens manufacturer makes. I would imagine in a test, there would be a slight edge with the Rokinons for better contrast and flare control over the Samyangs. And the feature that would be essential on productions with an focus puller is the Dual Side of the Rokinon DS line. However, if you are a single shooter, you could save your money for other stuff.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-10-15

question

How does this compare to the 50mm f 1.4 lens (SY50M-E) besides the unclicked aperture?
Asked by: Dave
If you are doing video and particularly if you have a focus puller, you want this lens. Much needed features of a video lens besides the de-clicked aperture is the geared rings for a mechanical interface with manual or motorized controls plus horizontal focus and aperture scales for easy reading by the camera assistant. The 50mm f 1.4 lens (SY50M-E) is a still photo lens thus does not need these features.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

I have a Nikon D7200 which has autofocus on the ...

I have a Nikon D7200 which has autofocus on the camera. When shooting video, I use the autofocus to focus before the shot and then turn it off to video. Will the camera's autofocus work with this lense?
Asked by: Robert
no this is NOT an Autofocus lens
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-10-14

question

What is the weather-proofing on this lens? Can this be used in rainy conditions?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is nowhere as well weather proofed as the Canon L lenses for example.It is very well built, but I would avoid getting it wet if possible.At least, I wouldn't be game to get mine wet if I can avoid it.A few drops shouldn't be a problem though.
Answered by: CARMODY M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Will this lens fit and work with my Nikon D5200 ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will. It is a full crame lens. It will work as 50mm on fx bodies and as 75mm on dx bodies such as d5200. Note that the version t1.5 is a cinematography lens. If you need it for photography you should get f1.2 version.
Answered by: Vladimir G.
Date published: 2018-08-25
  • y_2022, m_8, d_13, h_20CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.32
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_7
  • loc_en_US, sid_1077557, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo
036