by Basil Yeo (@basilyeo)
This review was first published on ClubSNAP, and was made possible by ClubSNAP and Alan Photo Trading. The filmmakers have no affiliation or relationship with Samyang, or any other brands featured in this review.
We’ve had the brand new Samyang XEEN Cinema Prime Lenses on loan for a while now and we have been shooting a bit with them. Although they are certainly not the best cine glass out there, the quality they deliver is amazing for the price.
Coming from a DSLR background, we have shot mostly with still lenses, and the few opportunities we have had to shoot with cinema glass (the Zeiss CP.2s), has exposed us to the usefulness of using cine lenses for video, which resulted in our recent decision to purchase the Samyang VDSLR IIs, the Korean manufacturer’s top-of-the-line range before the XEENs appeared on the market. While we are happy with them, we have seen their limitations and understand that some shooters require something a little more...
Hi all! Thanks for logging on. We have been sharing our work on Facebook and Instagram for quite some time and most recently had the urge to kickstart a blog where we would be able to go further into our thought-processes behind our projects, as well as share our opinions (mostly unscientific) on gear and such. And so, here's the first entry in our blog. (Hooray!)
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Review by Basil Yeo (@basilyeo)
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