• 2023

    • V-AF Series (45mm, 100mm)
    • Tripod Mount Ring
    • XEEN Meister (14mm, 24mm)
    • AF 35-150mm F2-2.8 FE
    • Manual Focus Adapter for V-AF Series
    • AF 75mm F1.8 X
  • 2022

    • V-AF Series (24mm, 35mm, 75mm)
    • XEEN CF 135mm T2.2
    • AF 85mm F1.4 FE II
    • AF 35mm F1.4 FE II
    • AF 135mm F1.8 FE
  • 2021

    • XEEN Anamorphic 50mm T2.3
    • XEEN Meister (35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
    • AF 50mm F1.4 FE II
    • VDSLR MK2 (135mm)
    • AF 12mm F2 X
    • AF 24-70mm F2.8 FE
    • AF 12mm F2 E
    • AF 24mm F1.8 FE
    • VDSLR MK2 (14mm)
  • 2020

    • AF 35mm F1.8 FE
    • VDSLR MK2 (24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
    • MF 14mm F2.8 MK2, MF 85mm F1.4 MK2
    • AF 75mm F1.8 FE
    • XEEN CF (16mm, 35mm)
    • iF Design Award (XEEN CF)
  • 2019

    • XEEN CF (24mm, 50mm, 85mm)
    • AF 18mm F2.8 FE
    • AF 45mm F1.8 FE
    • AF 85mm F1.4 F
    • MF 14mm F2.8 Z, MF 85MM F1.4 Z for Nikon Z
    • AF 85mm F1.4 FE
    • Premium Manual Focus Lens XP 10mm F3.5
  • 2018

    • Premium Manual Focus Lens XP 35mm F1.2
    • MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS for mirrorless, APS-C
    • Autofocus 14mm F2.8 F for Nikon F
    • Autofocus 14mm F2.8 EF, 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon EF
    • TIPA AWARD 2018 (AF 35mm F2.8 FE)
    • Red Dot Design Award (AF,XP,XEEN)
  • 2017

    • Mirrorless AF 35mm F1.4 FE Photo Lens
    • Premium Manual Focus Lens XP 14mm F2.4 for Nikon
    • Mirrorless AF 35mm F2.8 FE Photo Lens
    • Full Frame VDSLR 16mm T2.6 Cine Lens
    • Named WORLD CLASS 300 Enterprise by the Korean Government
    • XEEN 20mm T1.9
    • Listed on KOSDAQ
    • iF Design Award (Auto Focus Lens)
  • 2016

    • GOOD DESIGN Award (XP)
    • E-Photozine Gear of the Year (XP 85mm)
    • Premium MF 14mm F2.4
    • Premium MF 85mm F1.2
    • Mirrorless AF 14mm F2.8 FE Photo Lens
    • Mirrorless AF 50mm F1.4 FE Photo Lens
    • XEEN 16mm T2.6
    • DSLR 20mm F1.8 Photo, T1.9 Cine Lens
    • Mirrorless 35mm F1.2 Photo, T1.3 Cine Lens
    • XEEN 135mm T2.2
    • XEEN 14mm T3.1
    • XEEN 35mm T1.5
  • 2015

    • GOOD DESIGN Award (XEEN)
    • DSLR 135mm F2.0 Photo, T2.2 Cine Lens
    • DSLR 100mm Macro F2.8 Photo, T3.1 Cine Lens
    • Mirrorless 21mm F1.4 Photo, T3.1 Cine Lens
    • Mirrorless 50mm F1.2 Photo, T1.3 Cine Lens
    • Launched XEEN : Professional Video-Cine Lens Brand
  • 2014

    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 10mm F2.8, 10mm T3.1, 12mm F2.0
    • Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens 8mm T3.1, 7.5mm T3.8,
      12mm T2.2, 300mm F6.3
    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 50mm F1.4, 50mm T1.5
    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 12mm F2.8, 12mm T3.1
    • VIP ASIA Awards 2014 Item : 50mm T1.5
  • 2013

    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens TS 24mm F3.5
    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 300mm F6.3
    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 16mm F2.0
  • 2012

    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 24mm F1.4
    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 8mm F2.8
    • The 49th Trade Day '30 Million Dollar Export Tower' Award
  • 2011

    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 7.5mm F3.5
  • 2010

    • Developed and released DSLR Interchangeable Lens 14mm F2.8
    • Film video photo award- Video part
    • item : 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye
      host : Film Video Foto(Poland)
      winner : Foto-tip
    • Gear of the Year award Best Budget Lens
    • item : 85mm F1.4
      host : Digital Photo, Practical Photography(England)
  • 2009

    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 8mm F3.5
  • 2008

    • DSLR Interchangeable Lens 85mm F1.4
  • 2006

    • CCTV Mega Pixel Lens
    • HYBRID Aspheric Lens
    • PLASTIC Aspheric Lens
  • 2005

    • ISO 14001 Certified
  • 2003

    • Specialized Parts & Materials Manufacturer Certified
  • 2002

    • ISO 9001 Certified
    • New Head Office and Factory
    • Company name changed to Samyang Optics Co., Ltd.
    • 32nd Precise Technology Promotion Winner
      (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
  • 2001

    • CCTV Lens (550,2810,358)
  • 1999

    • Promising Export Business Corporation Nominee
      (Small Business Corporation)
  • 1993

    • Presidential Award
      (Science Technology Promotion Association)
  • 1989

    • Bronze Tower Industry Medal
  • 1984

    • Established the Annex Research Institution
    • Industrial Packing & 20million Exporter Winner
      (Foreign Trade Association)
  • 1981

    • 10million Exporter Winner
      (Foreign Trade Association)
  • 1979

    • Company name changed to Samyang Optical Co., Ltd
  • 1972

    • Incorporated (Korea WAKO Co., Ltd)

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Samyang’s Guide to Achieving the Optimal Angle of View

The perfect spacing and distance are always necessary when shooting all kinds of subjects, including people, to give them a proper relationship with the beautiful space around them. So, what’s the exact distance that helps you best appreciate a work of art, or a photo?

The correct answer is the diagonal length of the full frame of a subject.

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The best standpoint from which to appreciate the full view of a subject is the distance of the diagonal length of the subject frame. This wider angle is superior to standing closer at a 50 degree angle to get a more detailed view. This notion of an ideal distance or view point is also applicable in the world of photography.

For still images, keeping a distance equal to the diagonal length of the full image surface is recommended. The full frame sensor of a digital camera is 36 x 24mm and the diagonal length is 43.26mm so any distance close to this number is nearer to the ideal than the currently accepted industry standard of 50mm.

Back when film cameras were common, 45mm was the industry standard and this continued as reflex cameras needed extra space to fit a mirror. However, as mirrorless cameras become more popular again, there has been a need to return to this industry standard…which is the impetus for the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE. With less distortion than a 35mm lens and wider angles than a 55mm lens, the Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a perfect lens for portraits, landscapes, architecture photography, and pictures of pets.

What is Preset Aperture Control Function?

On the Preset Aperture Control function, the aperture blade operates smoothly like a "De-clicked lens", which is advantageous for video recording.
Fujifilm cameras are engineered to control the aperture according to the minimum exposure value(F-stop), so when the camera controls the aperture, it blinks momentarily to set the proper exposure.

AF 75mm F1.8 X intentionally disconnects the communication with the camera body and the lens itself on the Preset Aperture Control function, so it is possible to smoothly adjust the exposure without flickering. ISO and shutter speed are adjusted according to the changed exposure by controlling the aperture, so the exposure value can be changed even with the 1/2 F-stop.

What is Recommended Settings for Preset Aperture Control Function?

The Preset Aperture Control function operates only when shooting video(Movie mode) and the focusing mode of the camera is set to AF mode. Please set the aperture at f/1.8 before switching the "Custom Switch" to "Mode 2. It is recommended to set the "Exposure mode" as A mode (Aperture Priority AE) or M mode (Manual Exposure).

* How to use the “Preset Aperture Control” function?

1) Camera Body Setting
      AF Mode → Video Mode ('A' or 'M' mode) → Set the Aperture @F1.8
(2) Lens Setting
      Switch your "Custom Switch” to “Mode 2(M2)"
(3) Now, you're ready to use the Preset Aperture Control function with your focus ring

[What is Dolly Shot? How to shoot easily]

[What is Dolly shot?]

A dolly shot, also referred to as a tracking shot or trucking shot, is a camera movement technique used by cinematographers to track and follow a subject in motion. To achieve this, the camera is mounted on a device called a "dolly," which facilitates smooth tracking movement. The dolly can move in front of, behind, or alongside the subject, which can be a person, a location, a product, or any other object of focus in the frame. Through this, you can control the emotional distance between the subject and the viewer by highlighting the audiovisual and dramatic effects.

[How to take a Dolly Shot simply by handheld]

Tip. If the moving distance is long, the camera may shake, so please shoot at a focal length between 35 and 100mm.
1. Stand at a distance of about 1.5 to 2 meters away from the subject.
2. Set the custom switch to MF and Mode 3 and adjust the focal length to about 100mm.
3. After focusing on the subject, set the aperture to F8~16.
4. Slowly turn the zoom ring to the left (towards the wide-angle end) while using your upper body and arms to move the camera toward your subject.
5. Dolly Shot complete!
※ When shooting from a farther distance from the subject, use a cart or gimbal for more stable shooting.

DSLR / Full Frame
1D X Mark Ⅱ
1D X
1Ds Mark Ⅲ
5D Mark Ⅳ
5D Mark Ⅲ
6D Mark Ⅱ
1D Mark Ⅲ
Mirrorless / APS-C
7D Mark Ⅱ
77D (9000D)
760D (8000D / Rebel T6s)
1300D (Kiss X80 / Rebel T6)
1200D (Kiss X70 / Rebel T5)
200D (Kiss X9 / Rebel SL2)
800D (Kiss X9i / Rebel T7i)
700D (Kiss X9i / Rebel T7i)
100D (Kiss X7 / Rebel SL1)
650D (Kiss X6i / Rebel T4i)
600D (Kiss X5 / Rebel T3i)
550D (Kiss X4 / Rebel T2i)
500D (Kiss X3 / Rebel T1i)
1000D (Kiss F / Rebel XS)
450D (Kiss X2 / Rebel X냐)
DSLR / Full Frame
DSLR / Full Frame

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