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Zeiss Accuses Samyang of Stealing Its Lens Designs

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Zeiss Accuses Samyang of Stealing Its Lens Designs

The renowned German lens maker Carl Zeiss has accused the South Korean lens maker Samyang of copying its designs. As a result, the Samyang lenses at the center of the dispute are being pulled by distributors and retailers.
The Swedish website Monitor reports that the Samyang Premium XP 50mm f/1.2 and 85mm f/1.2 lenses are the ones Zeiss has issues with.
Zeiss presumably believes the lenses are too similar in design to its Batis 85mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/2.8 lenses.
Fotosidan first reported in late May that Swedish distributor Focus Nordic has instructed retailers to stop selling the two Samyang Premium XP lenses and to return their stock to Focus Nordic.
Samyang has also begun to recall its lenses from distributors and retailers around the world, Monitor reports. The South Korean company is said to have begun ordering a recall of the lenses before news of Zeiss' accusations of design infringement had emerged.
It's unclear whether Zeiss' complaint only relates to the exterior designs, or whether the company...

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