Samyang launches its first-ever zoom lens… by accident?

Samyang lens
(Image credit: Samyang)

We're big fans of Samyang lenses (sold under the Rokinon brand in North America), which offer an affordable yet high quality alternative to buying a camera maker's own branded lenses. So we're always keen to see the latest glass they have to offer. This one, though, is a little weird. 

With its very first zoom lens, the South Korean lens manufacturer Samyang Optics has dodged the normal fanfare and global launch, quietly releasing it online, for customers based in Thailand only.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.