Question about Bower, Rekinon, Vivitar, ProOptic Brands
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Wahoowa
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 1524
Country: United States

I'm in the market for a lens that could be branded either one of the above. I know that they're basically from the same company, but it seems that they're not exactly the same, at least, in look and finish.

My question is, if prices are all the same, which brand is considered superior to another?

Thank you.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 19084
Country: Canada

AFAIK, they're all made by Samyang.

I have the Samyang UMC 14/2.8 AS and Rokinon 85/1.4 Aspherical IF AF. They're both excellent lenses.

P.S. It's Rokinon, not Rekonin, unless it smells bad, that is...



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 21605
Country: United States

Check the warranty service.

EBH



Wahoowa
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 1524
Country: United States

From the price point, Samyang seems to be the most expensive.

Anyhow, I think I'll skip this purchase for now. Thanks everyone.