|Public (Korean: 삼양옵틱스)|
|Headquarters||Masan, South Korea|
|Moon Young Key (President)
Soung-Jin Kim (CEO)
Lens for CCTV
Electric car components
Number of employees
Samyang Optics Company Limited is a Korean company founded in 1972, manufacturing optical equipment, CCTV and photographic accessories. All Samyang lenses are produced in the company's plant in Masan, South Korea. Samyang is known for producing varifocal and monofocal lenses, autoiris and fixed iris lenses, interchangeable lenses that are compatible with the cameras produced by other companies.
In 2004 it was merged with the Japanese CCTV optical devices maker Seikou.
Samyang produces lenses to fit cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Pentax, Samsung, Yashica, Olympus and Panasonic, plus a wide range of T-mount lenses.
Samyang SLR lenses are also branded as Vivitar, Falcon, Rokinon, Walimex, Bower, Opteka, Bell and Howell, Polar, and Pro-Optic.
On 3 May 2016 Samyang announced their first two autofocus lenses. These two are the 14mm f/2.8 and the 50mm f/1.4 full-frame lenses with the Sony E-mount.
The 8mm f3.5 fisheye, 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm and 85mm lenses are also sold as cine variants with clickless aperture stops, T stops and follow focus gears. Nikon F mount lenses (except 'a cine variant') also feature a CPU and aperture connection for Exif data and exposure measuring, they are labelled as AE.
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