We’ve got an incredible prize on offer this month, a fabulous Samyang VDSLR MK2 lens worth over £500, that will be the perfect introduction to the world of bespoke cinema lenses.

PRETTY MUCH every professional photographer these days is having to look seriously at the potential of adding video production to the mix, and for those who are contemplating the move into motion a dedicated cinema lens that’s been built from the ground up to do a specific job is a must have. For many the Samyang VDSLR MK2 range will be their first port of call, since all the lenses in this family of six – a 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm – are both highly regarded in terms of performance and also keenly priced, at just a fraction above their still siblings.

There’s a whole host of reasons why a lens specifically designed to shoot video footage can do a better job for the regular filmmaker than an optic that’s aimed towards the production of stills, and for a full run through you should turn to our Samyang advertorial, which can be found on page 64 of this month’s issue.


Just to sum up, however, some of the major plus points include manual focusing with a long throw to ensure pin-sharp detail, a highly accurate T-Stop as opposed to the more regular f-stop, a de-clicked aperture ring to ensure no noise to spoil your audio track and the ability to seamlessly move from one stop to another, and the fact that all of the lenses in the family will feature controls in the same place to allow one to be swapped out for another in a rig in the smoothest possible fashion.

Add to that the fact that the Samyang VDSLR MK2 range is compact, lightweight and features astonishingly fast maximum apertures – most of them T1.5 – and it’s clear that these are tools designed to do a solid professional job. Take part in our easy-to-enter competition and you could find yourself having the opportunity to try out the hugely popular 50mm focal length – available in a full range of Canon EF, M and RF and Sony E, Nikon F, Fujifilm X and MFT fittings – for yourself!

One lucky reader is going to scoop this amazing prize, so make sure you put your name in the hat and it could be you!

Visit holdan.co.uk/brand/samyang to find out more about Samyang’s extensive line-up of optical products.

Below: The Samyang VDSLR MK2 family of cinema lenses is six-strong and is designed to offer filmmakers a well-priced and dedicated set of matching optics.

How to Enter

The competition is open to UK-based photographers and entering couldn’t be easier. Read the article then just answer this one simple question in the entry form below:

Q How many lenses are there in the Samyang VDSLR MK2 family?

The competition will be open up until midnight on Friday August 5th, 2022, and we’ll then pick a winner out at random.

Enter the Samyang Competition here

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Terms and Conditions:

Entries must be received by midnight, August 5, 2022 and the winner will be notified within seven days. The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

The competition is open to UK residents.  Employees of So Smart Media and the prize provider and their immediate families and agents may not enter. The prize must be taken as offered with no alternative. Entries not in accordance with these rules will be disqualified: by entering the competition you’ll be deemed to be bound by these rules.

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