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08-02-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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Rokinon Confusion 135mm lens

I recently mentioned I had this lens for sale and a gentleman thought it was the modern expensive variety.
Thought I would ask does anyone know where this lens was made and by what company ?
For a vintage lens it performs quite well. Thanks.


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08-02-2017, 03:21 PM   #2
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Weren't these made by Samyang in Korea, same as today?
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I thought they had always been Korean, and this one looks to be vintage late 1980s to my eyes.

And didn't the Rokinon Confusion series of lenses use fuzzy logic in their focusing algorithms? 😜

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QuoteOriginally posted by pres589 Quote
Weren't these made by Samyang in Korea, same as today?
This one is marked Made In Japan.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
I thought they had always been Korean, and this one looks to be vintage late 1980s to my eyes.

And didn't the Rokinon Confusion series of lenses use fuzzy logic in their focusing algorithms? 😜

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No focusing on this one. Its all manual , all the way.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
Rokinon Confusion

. . . Made In Japan. . .

My older Rokinon 135mm was also made in Japan.

Here's a mflenses.com thread with some Rokinon information and speculation:
Rokina vs. Rokinon - Past vs. Present
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
...For a vintage lens it performs quite well....
This is not really a surprise. 135mm seems to be somewhat the "sweet spot" of lens design. There are barely any bad performing 135s around.

Anyway, regarding the question if Rokinon necessarily means "Samyang"/Korea, the whole thing is not so straight forward, see e.g. Rokina vs. Rokinon - Past vs. Present
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B&H has one of these for $35. Please buy it before I do...

Used Rokinon Telephoto 135mm f/2.8 Manual Focus Lens for Pentax

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