Samyung, Bower, & Rokinon fish eye differences?

SkiHound

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Are these lenses completely identical? Any reason to choose one over another?
 

Ray Sachs

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Basically identical. I think one may turn the focus ring the opposite direction, but I'm not sure. Sometimes the prices are different. The names are different. Optically and physically identical though, with the possible exception of an opposite direction focus ring...

-Ray
 

EarthQuake

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Yep, all designed by Samyang and likely manufactured in the same factory (they all say made in Korea on the back, unlikely there are multiple Korean factories pumping out the same lenses). No differences whatsoever between them aside from the logo or text printed on the lens.

Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar, etc are simply distributors, not lens manufacturers. There are a handful more that sell Samyang lenses, which brands you will find generally varies depending on what country you live in.

Buy whichever is cheapest.
 
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