Samyang 24mm F/1.4 Prime Manual Lens – Available

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Who doesn't love the Samyang (or a.k.a Rokinon) 35mm F/1.4 prime? It's a decently sharp lens with fast aperture for a not so bad price. I couldn't pass up a recent deal and was able to grab (2) of them for just $375 the other day.

The 35mm focal length is nice for Full Frame cameras like the Canon 5D Mark II. There's been talks about Samyang releasing a 24mm F/1.4 lens for quite some time, which is a better focal length on cameras that have a cropped sensor like a GH2, Sony NEX, or even Canon 7D, 60D, T3i, etc. The good news is this 24mm F/1.4 prime lens is available now, but the bad news is they are dropping this bad boy for a starting price of over $800. Before you start flipping out, in contrast the Canon EF Auto Focus 24mm F/1.4L will run you about $1600 retail.

Check out the new listings (here).

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23 thoughts on “Samyang 24mm F/1.4 Prime Manual Lens – Available

  1. Keith

    Lens-Tip have provided a strange review of the Samyang 24mm f1.4. They pick up on a number of supposed issues and then back track on their reasoning. Their remarks don't seem to match the sample photos shown either. Also, I can't see how a selection of cloudy day images of buildings and statues can satisfactorily reflect the lenses best features, it needs some quality light and colour pushed through to show off the aperture.

    A pro photographer on Flickr has produced some really nice images that certainly suggest its able to produce the goods.

    It's a pretty big lens relative to other 24'ish options and I would hazard a guess will be a winner after the hooha dies down and the price drops below EURO500. As soon as it hits EURO499 with free shipping From FOTO-Tip on EBay, it's mine.

  2. I bought the 14mm declicked which would be the "factory" version. The 85mm I declicked myself. It looks very smooth going from 22 to 1.4 (or 2.8 with the 14mm). It looks as if your brightening a light on a dimmer, except the depth of field changes. No stopping/stuttering.

  3. JP

    @Tim thanks for the info, so you've tried it? I've used smooth apertures before, and loved them, just wondering about the Samyang "factory" version.

    Concerning the 85mm I've had 3 copies, 2 Rokinon and 1 Vivitar. I really can't characterize this lens as "really" sharp, but it really depends on the copy and our personal experience with other lenses. For example it's not even close to the Canon 85mm 1.2L, but I do love Samyang's character.

  4. Declicked versions are fairly smooth, not as smooth as the focus ring, its more "loose" but not not loose enough that it will move on you by accident.

    My 85mm is really sharp wide open.

  5. JP

    Interesting but yeah, 600-650$ tops..
    On the other hand, has anyone tried the "video" version of their 35mm?
    It comes with a smooth, click-less, aperture. I was wondering "how" smooth is it, does it move easily? I already own the 14mm and the 85mm, not that great wide open, but hey, the cost me 550$, can't complain.

  6. Richy

    It's priced horribly compared to previous Samyang offerings. Their 85/1.4 is fabulous for the money, but this is of comparable quality for 3x the price!?
    You can get a Sigma 24/1.8 for around 500€, but I think I'll be looking at older stills lenses where there's still a bit of value.

  7. Sean W

    I will be in for one! I have the Rokinon 35 and 85 and bonus they put focus confirm in the Nikon lenses for me, so I will wait for the chipped Rokinon. I would also be in for a 105mm or something longer like that. Great lenses for video in my opinion.

  8. shotgun

    24mm and 35mm are wildly different. I currently shoot with an all Nikon AI lens set on my 7D but I've been considering switching to Samyang/Rokinon for the speed. 24mm at 1.4 is a such a great thing. There's nothing that compares to being able to shoot so wide and still have a nice shallow depth of field.

    I already have a Samyang 8mm fisheye that I love. After my next two gigs I'm thinking of splurging and copping the 24mm, 35mm and 85mm from Samyang/Rokinon. All they need to do now is create a 1.4 50mm. Thing about the 50mm is that they can't charge too much for since damn near everyone makes a good 50mm for next to nothing. They'd have to practically give it away unless its a 50mm 1.2.

  9. John G

    I've been waiting for this one for a while. Now if only someone would do an 18mm 1.4 that didn't cost more than four years of film school.

  10. moi

    i'm afraid the Tokina 16-28 EF F/2.8 is super fine at 24mm, on a 5D II. And it was cheap : reselling my Samyang/Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 at 200 €, i bought the Tokina 16-28mm at 459 € so 259 € for a trans-wide with AF is a bargain.

    Sole regret, the ring is very hard to turn to go from 16mm to 28mm.

  11. J Hanna

    I can't. Not with Canon or Tokina or Tamron....but that's why we buy samyangs and rokinons...

  12. j hanna

    Wow. That's awesome. I'd love this lens... For 350$
    At 800 that's nutty. And expensive. Expensive nutty.

  13. Gene

    I would say you need both. On my 60D I had a 24mm, 50mm and an 85. Lately, I've been doing a lot of night timelapses where I need fast primes, and I kept on finding myself wanting a 35mm.

    24mm to 50mm is a big jump and definitely a gap that needs to be filled.

    The only thing about Samyang (or at least my copy), is the infinity focus mark is off. I saw a tutorial on how the adjust the infinity focus and it seems fairly easy (but you do have to take off the rubber ring and fiddle a bit), but I wish Samyang just did it right from the start.

  14. scottrellwi

    I also got in on the 35mm deal from Amazon and love it. I don't know if I will get the 24 yet, as it is close to the 35. Had I not purchased the 35mm, then maybe.

    I think I will go for the Tokina 11-16 at this point. Then maybe the 85mm Rokinon. All 3 of these are still less than 1 good L-lens. My wallet feels better when I say that.

  15. 35mm is great for the crop sensor cameras if you're looking to get a focal length of roughly 50mm.

    I plan on getting this lens in the future. For Samyang this is expensive (the most expensive lens they have) but it's still priced well.

  16. I think I disagree. The 24mm to me seems better for full frame, and the 35mm better for cropped sensors. The 35mm is close to 50mm on the crop. On a full frame I would ideally be shooting with a 24 (or 28mm) a 50mm and an 85mm. What do others think?

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