The best Samyang / Rokinon / Bower “cine” lens deals (Updated: Dec 1st 2014)

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The best Samyang / Rokinon / Bower "cine" lens deals (Updated: Dec 1st 2014)

Samyang or Rokinon or BowerHere’s a list of all the co-branded Samyang lenses and how to get the best deals on them.

These lenses are a good choice for filmmakers on a budget who are looking to shoot with prime lenses that are somewhat cine-worthy.

The “cine” in these lenses is that they offer focus and aperture racks for use with cinema rigs, stepless aperture control, and calibration in T-stops rather than F-stops. What Samyang’s “cine” lenses are lacking however in comparison to other cine lenses that retail for 10 times the price is the following: They’re made of plastic (not the newer ones though), missing the front diameters to accommodate matte-boxes and don’t have the large focus throw. For most low-budget applications and one-man filmmakers these lenses will however offer enough “cine” to be a great pick.

Samyang or Rokinon or Bower lenses are sold under numerous names and the price differences between these is sometimes significant. To find the best deals we put together a list of all the existing “cine” lenses and their most affordable brand versions. We hope it helps.

Check out our Review on the Samyang 50mm T1.5 CINE Lens

LIST OF MOST AFFORDABLE VERSION OF SAMYANG/ROKINON/BOWER LENSES:

Only for MFT:
• Samyang 7.5mm T/3.8 $379 (MFT)
• Rokinon 7.5mm T/3.8 $379 (MFT)
The 7.5mm is not available by Bower

Full Frame:
Bower 8mm T/3.8 $279 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Samsung NX, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)
• Samyang 8mm T/3.8 $289 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A)
• Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 $309 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A)

Only for APS-C:
• Rokinon 10mm T/3.1 $460 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)
• Samyang 10mm T/3.1 $499 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)
The 10mm is not availble by Bower

Only for APS-C:
• Rokinon 12mm T/2.2 $389 (Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Samsung NX, MFT)
The 12mm T/2.2 is not available by Samyang & Bower

Full Frame:
• Rokinon 12mm T/3.1 $549 (Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A)
The 12mm T/3.1 is not available by Samyang & Bower

Full Frame:
Rokinon 14mm T/3.1 DS $380 NEW ( Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, MFT)
Samyang 14mm T/3.1 $340 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E)
Bower 14mm T/3.1 $380 OLD Version (EF, Nikon F, Samsung NX, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)

Only for APS-C:
• Samyang 16mm T2.2 $449 (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)
• Bower 16mm T2.2 $479
_(Canon EF-S, Canon EF-M, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT, Fuji X, Samsung NX, Pentax K)
• Rokinon 16mm T/2.2 $479
_(Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)

Full Frame:
Rokinon 24mm T/1.5 DS $680 NEW (Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, Sony A, MFT)
Bower 24mm T/1.5 $599 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Samsung NX, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)
Samyang 24mm T/1.5 $659 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E)

Full Frame:
Rokinon 35mm T/1.5 $490 NEW (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)
Bower 35mm T/1.5 $449 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E)
Samyang 35mm T/1.5 $449-$519 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E)

Full Frame:
• Samyang 50mm T/1.5 $432 (Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, MFT, Sony A)
• Rokinon 50mm T/1.5 $499 (Canon EF, Sony E, Nikon F, MFT, Sony A)

Full Frame:
Rokinon 85mm T/1.5 $320 NEW (Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, MFT)
Bower 85mm T/1.5 $279 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E)
Samyang 85mm T/1.5 $299 OLD Version (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, MFT)

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