Samyang has announced five new lenses in a single day, including a 35mm f/1.4 prime lens with electronic contacts aimed at Canon DSLR cameras.
In recent times, Samyang has promised that it will introduce several new products on April 28. The date has finally come and the South Korean maker has kept its word by introducing no less than five new optics.
The five lenses include a trio of cinema models, while the other two consist of a prime lens with electronic contacts for Canon DSLRs and a telephoto mirror lens for multiple mounts.
Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 cine lens revealed for mirrorless cameras
We will begin with the new Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 cine lens for mirrorless cameras. The optical construction is very similar to the one of the 8mm f/2.8 UMC fisheye II lens launched in March 2014.
It offers a field-of-view of about 180 degrees in order to capture high-quality videos while promoting “exceptional creativity”. Its minimum focusing distance stands at 9 centimeters and the optic will become available as of April 29.
The company has not mentioned the 8mm T3.1 UMC fisheye II lens availability. It was supposed to be the cine version of the 8mm f/2.8 UMC fisheye II lens. However, this could mean that both these similar cinema V-DSLR products will become available, allowing users to choose between a slightly brighter aperture or a slightly wider focal length.
Samyang 10mm T3.1 cine lens will be released on April 29
The Samyang 10mm T3.1 cine lens is the film version of the recently-unveiled 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens. Videographers will benefit from the nano-crystalline anti-reflective coating that offers improved light transmission.
Additionally, the NCS coating also minimizes glare, while providing high contrast that ultimately delivers a high image quality. It has been designed for mirrorless cameras and, just like the 7.5mm version, it supports Micro Four Thirds systems, too.
New Samyang 12mm T2.2 NCS CS lens is the cine version of the exceptional 12mm f/2 lens
The third product consists of the Samyang 12mm T2.2 NCS CS cine lens. It is very similar to the 12mm f/2 NCS CS optic for photographers, which has also been designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors and Micro Four Thirds shooters.
This optic comes packed with focus and aperture rings, so that users can change them quietly and smoothly during video recording. It will be released on April 29 for the aforementioned compact system cameras.
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE lens comes with electronic contacts for Canon DSLR cameras
Inside sources have revealed that Samyang will launch on this date a 35mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The company has unveiled exactly what the rumor mill previously told us in the body of the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE lens for Canon DSLRs.
The “AE” designation stands for auto-exposure, meaning that it sports electronic contacts, allowing Canon cameras to read the focus settings from the lens.
Such feature has been available on Nikon F-mount cameras, but now Canon EF-mount users will enjoy the same thing. The internal design of the lens remains identical to that of the original model, therefore the optical quality will not take any damages on Canon shooters.
According to Samyang, the optic will become available on April 29 for Canon DSLRs with both full frame and APS-C image sensors.
New Samyang 300mm f/6.3 Mirror UMC CS is a lightweight and affordable telephoto lens
Last but not least comes the Samyang 300mm f/6.3 Mirror UMC CS lens. Glare is reduced and contrast is increased thanks to the UMC coating and a great optical design consisting of eight elements divided into eight groups.
The lens will be released on April 29 for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Sony A-mount, and Micro Four Thirds cameras for an “affordable price”, the company says at its website.