Samyang Optics Company Limited, founded in 1972, and know as Samyang is based in Korean,
they manufacture optical products, CCTV and photographic camera lenses.
They produce a small, although growing range of somewhat inexpensive manual focus prime lenses which are produced in mounts that fit cameras from Canon, Samsung, Pentax, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Yashica, and Panasonic.brands. Additionally
they produce a broad range of catadioptric mirror lenses using T-mounts, plus simple high-focal distance manual focus optics.
They also rebrand catadioptric lenses and make them
available under the names of Bower,
Rokinon, Sakar, Vivitar and others.
Apr 4, 2011
Samyang Lens Knowledge Base
Up until recently the Korean firm Samyang has been known for its cheap manual long- focus lenses
containing both lenses and mirrors. These lenses come with a T-mount thread which can be connected to any reflex camera by using the appropriate link. Samyang’s telephoto lenses have been offered at temptingly low prices thanks to the optical simplicity of their instruments, which
reminds me more of refractors and Maksutov telescopes designed for astronomy enthusiasts than of photographic lenses. But, there's something new, the 14mm Samyang manual focus f/2.8 lens
designed for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts