New Samyang 50mm T/1.5 Cine Lens

For most video shooters, one of the first creative prime lenses to dive into would be a 50mm. It offers nice framing, good focal distance (not too wide not too far), and typically these lenses are accompanied by a a wide aperture for that super shallow DOF 'depth of field' look.

Until now Samyang has left this lens out of their product lineup, but today they've finally made available the 50mm T/1.5 Cine Lens for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Micro Four-Third cameras. You can find more information about the new Samyang 50mm T/1.5 Cine Lenses at B&H (here)

Product Description:
The 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens from Samyang is a fast manual focus prime lens. 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.

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15 thoughts on “New Samyang 50mm T/1.5 Cine Lens

  1. Another news bit from them, starting with this 50mm they'll also be releasing updated version of all their previous cine lenses, now marked DS.

    They will all have the aperture and focus rings at the same spot (awesome for follow focus users) and apparently will be better color matched.

  2. getem

    Too expensive for a 50mm, several other options out there from Nikon and Zeiss for that price.

    Also to @Mydaddy 50mm designed lens is a 50mm. You simply cannot get the bokeh/compression from a 100mm or a 25mm with a 50mm lens.
    Different cameras with smaller/larger sensor will have different field of views, but make no mistake a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens whether it's on a 5D or GH4.

  3. $550 as compared to old and new various 50mm photo lenses is pretty smack in the middle, compare it to any cine lens and like the other sam/ron lenses it's a steal. nice to see they finally rounded out the set. Now where's the bundle deals? 🙂

  4. J Toha

    Yeah, a used Zeiss ZF or Contax 50mm f1.4 is quite a bit cheaper than this, and offers superb handling and excellent image quality. Unless this Samyang version beats them, we still have to wait and see if the price point is justifiable.

  5. Emm

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    @Daniel Hughes - Probably not anytime soon. It's a decent lens for those who want that manual Cine style, but i'm pretty set with a 50mm already.

  6. Jonas

    The company is korean and is called Samyang, which is the name the lenses go by in Europe and Asia.

    Isn't a bit weird that the longer focal lengths are shorter than their wide angle lenses, its usually the other way around. Anyone know why?

  7. Notably, they continue to (stubbornly) make available only product photos in EF mount, but you can expect a significantly larger form factor on the mirrorless mounts with that extra flange distance extending from the base of the lens barrel.

  8. maybe they are finally grouping everything under the same brand. it's confusing to have so many names for the same lenses. the price is a bit steep for a manual focus 50 f/1.4 when there are lots of used 50 f/1.4 lenses floating around

  9. Emm

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    @Caleb T - Yes they appear to all be made from the same place with different branding. Popular is Rokinin and Samyang, but also found under Bower, Vivitar, etc.

  10. Caleb T

    This is exciting. I wonder why this is being sold under the Samyang name when the rest of the "cine" lenses are marketed as Rokinon. They are the same company, are they not?

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