The Big Chart of Rokinon, Samyang and Bower Lenses – Find Out...

The Big Chart of Rokinon, Samyang and Bower Lenses – Find Out Which Clone is Currently Cheapest.

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I’ve noticed a big trend in the past year or so when it comes to camera lenses: People are rapidly discovering, and loving, the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower prime lenses. These are identical lenses, sold by 3 different companies, each with their own branding on them (and slight cosmetic differences on the outside.) The quality on these lenses is extremely high, and the price is dead cheap compared to similar lenses, but there is one big trade-off: The focus and aperture are manual, so you will need to control these from the actual lens. This may be a dealbreaker for some people (especially if you’re doing lots of run-and-gun photography where you need to focus and refocus fast), and not a big deal to others.

As I write this, the 14mm Rokinon (for Canon mount) is one of the top 20 bestselling lenses on Amazon. Even more impressively, it’s actually the 2nd bestselling non-manufacturer lens (number 1 is an inexpensive Opteka 6.5mm fisheye, but it’s probably ranked so high because its sales for all 7 mounts are combined in the chart. And by the way, I have to admit it’s realllly tempting me right now!)

One of the most interesting things about the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower lenses is that occasionally a certain lens will be cheaper for one of the brands. Often it might just be $10 or $20, but I’ve seen prices vary by much more – for instance, the first search I just did for an example showed one specific lens being $50 cheaper for the Rokinon version than the Bower. But that’s just one example, and it’s not always the Rokinon that’s cheaper.

Since I plan to get a few more of these lenses in future, I thought I’d make myself a chart with easy links to check and compare the current prices, and then I thought I’d share it here.

All you have to do to use this chart is pick which mount you want (Canon, Nikon, SONY, etc), then pick what lens you’re interested in, and then click each of the links. New browser tabs will pop open for each link you click, and you can see which is cheapest at the moment. Hope this is helpful!

8mm

Mount Lens Samyang version Rokinon version Bower version
Canon 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SYHD8M-C Rokinon FE8M-C Bower SLY358C
Nikon 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SYHD8M-N Rokinon FE8M-N Bower SLY358N
Sony Alpha 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SYHD8M-S Rokinon FE8M-S Bower SLY358S
Olympus 4/3 (not micro) 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SY8M-O Rokinon FE8M-O Bower SLY358OD
Pentax 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SY8M-P Rokinon FE8M-P Bower SLY358P
Sony E (NEX) 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SY8MBK28 Rokinon FE8M-NEX Bower SLY358SE
Samsung NX 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SY8MBK28-NX Rokinon RK8MBK28-NX Bower SLY358NX
Micro Four-Thirds (aka M4/3) 7.5mm
f3.5
Samyang SY75MFT-B Rokinon FE75MFT-B Bower SLY75BM43
Fuji X-Mount 8mm
f3.5
Samyang SY8MBK28-FX Rokinon RK8MBK28-FX Bower SLY288FXB

14mm

Mount Lens Samyang version Rokinon version Bower version
Canon 14mm
f2.8
Samyang SY14M-C Rokinon FE14M-C Bower SLY1428C
Nikon 14mm
f2.8
Samyang SY14MAE-N Rokinon FE14MAF-N Bower SLY1428N
Sony Alpha 14mm
f2.8
Samyang SY14M-S Rokinon FE14M-S Bower SLY1428S
Olympus 4/3 (not micro) 14mm
f2.8
Samyang SY14M-O Rokinon Bower SLY1428OD
Pentax 14mm
f2.8
Samyang SY14M-P Rokinon FE14M-P Bower SLY1428P
Samsung NX 14mm
f2.8
Samyang SY14M-NX n/a Bower SLY1428NX
Micro Four-Thirds (aka M4/3) 14mm
f2.8
n/a Rokinon FE14M-MFT n/a
Fuji X-Mount 14mm
f2.8
n/a Rokinon FE14M-FX n/a

24mm

Mount Lens Samyang version Rokinon version Bower version
Canon 24mm
f1.4
Samyang SY24M-C Rokinon RK24M-C Bower SLY2414C
Nikon 24mm
f1.4
Samyang SY24MAF-N Rokinon RK24MAF-N Bower SLY2414N
Sony Alpha 24mm
f1.4
Samyang SY24M-S Rokinon RK24M-S Bower SLY2414S
Olympus 4/3 (not micro) 24mm
f1.4
Samyang SY24M-O Rokinon RK24M-O Bower SLY2414OD
Pentax 24mm
f1.4
Samyang SY24M-P Rokinon RK24M-P Bower SLY2414P
Samsung NX 24mm
f1.4
Samyang SY24M-NX Bower SLY2414NX

35mm

Mount Lens Samyang version Rokinon version Bower version
Canon 35mm
f1.4
Samyang SY35M-C Rokinon RK35M-C Bower SLY3514C
Nikon 35mm
f1.4
Samyang SY35MAE-N Rokinon RK35MAF-N Bower SLY3514N
Sony Alpha 35mm
f1.4
Samyang SY35M-S Rokinon RK35M-S Bower SLY3514S
Olympus 4/3 (not micro) 35mm
f1.4
Samyang SY35M-O Rokinon RK35M-O Bower SLY3514OD
Pentax 35mm
f1.4
Samyang SY35M-P Rokinon RK35M-P Bower SLY3514P
Samsung NX 35mm
f1.4
Samyang SY35M-NX Rokinon RK35M-NX Bower SLY3514NX

85mm

Mount Lens Samyang version Rokinon version Bower version
Canon 85mm
f1.4
Samyang SY85M-C Rokinon 85M-C Bower SLY85C
Nikon 85mm
f1.4
Samyang SY85MAE-N Rokinon 85M-N Bower SLY85N
Sony Alpha 85mm
f1.4
Samyang SY85M-S Rokinon 85M-S Bower SLY85S
Olympus 4/3 (not micro) 85mm
f1.4
Samyang SY85M-O Rokinon 85M-O
Pentax 85mm
f1.4
Samyang SY85M-P Rokinon 85M-P Bower SLY85P
Sony E (NEX) 85mm
f1.4
Samyang SY85M-E Rokinon 85M-E
Samsung NX 85mm
f1.4
Rokinon 85M-NX
Micro Four-Thirds (aka M4/3) 85mm
f1.4
Rokinon 85M-MFT
Fuji X-Mount 85mm
f1.4
Rokinon 85M-FX

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