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STEAL - Rokinon 100mm F2.8 Macro $289
Posted By: Adam, 09-21-2017, 11:09 AM

Just spotted this- the Rokinon 100mm macro is on sale for $289 on Amazon. It was $419 previously!

amazon.com : Rokinon 100mm F2.8 ED UMC Full Frame Telephoto Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras : Camera & Photo

Interestingly the crazy discount only applies to the Pentax version.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Interestingly the crazy discount only applies to the Pentax version.
Same for the Samyang 35mm and Samyang 24mm, I've seen sellers offering the Pentax versions with approx. 25% price reduction for the k mount version. I had ordered the Samyang 35 1.4 and after 1 month of waiting my dealer contacted their intermediary or Samyang optics and they said next availability forecast was mid October (that was early August).
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Pulling out of Pentax K mount support?
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Pulling out of Pentax K mount support?
I don't think so, but they may be consolidating the branding. Would make sense if everything was sold as a Samyang


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Good point. Do these have autofocus capabilities?
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Good point. Do these have autofocus capabilities?
No, all Samyang lenses are KA type ("A" setting on the aperture ring, manual focus). Most are full frame (including this one).

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Strangely the Samyang version is double the price and showing pre-order only.
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I was about to get rokinon 85mm and i saw 100mm is which is on sale i ordered through amazon. Any ideas which one is better 100mm or 85mm?

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I was about to get rokinon 85mm and i saw 100mm is which is on sale i ordered through amazon. Any ideas which one is better 100mm or 85mm?

The 100mm is meant for macros, the 85mm is faster and designed for portraiture.

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The 100mm is meant for macros, the 85mm is faster and designed for portraiture.
and an amazingly good portrait lens it is. Because of it I chose not to buy the much more expensive FA77. Manual focus is pretty much a non-issue for the use-case.
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I know 100mm is for macro. My purpose is for portraits, amd sometimes i can take macro u think 100mm is better choice or i should consider about rokinon 85mm?
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I know 100mm is for macro. My purpose is for portraits, amd sometimes i can take macro u think 100mm is better choice or i should consider about rokinon 85mm?

The 85mm wouldn't double for macros, but it would be my choice for portraits.

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Is now $354.64.
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I dont know how come the price changedso quick like this,i was like that order for 289$
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Thanks Adam. I have been pondering this lens for a long time. Just placed and order and it was for $325.83.
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