Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Samyang Optics is about to release a new lens with the perspective control function — Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC. The official product presentation will take place on September 18th 2012, during international photographic Photokina fairs held in Cologne.

Very interesting, I bought a Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens last year to try out and keep as a testimony to the Korean lens company who make simple manual lenses at affordable prices.

This is my dog Flori taken with the Canon mount Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens, remember this is a totally manual lens, no auto focus and no auto aperture.

As a more impressive picture and showing the sheer quality of these cheap Korean lenses here is a 100% crop of Candys eye. 85mm f1.4 at f2.8

If the new 24mm tilt and shift lens is anywhere near the quality of the 85mm lens then it will be a snip depending on price compared to Canon at £1695.

I used the Canon 24mm f3.5 T-S lens down at BVE last year and found it to be great for interviews but with one warning, this lens can give you a “look” for interviews but once in the can is not reversible in post.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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