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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye lens revealed

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Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye lens revealed

Samyang has announced a new lens aimed at full frame cameras. The new 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye has been designed for photography purposes, instead of the more regular cine series.

During the late August – early September period, Samyang has begun teasing the launch of a new wide-angle lens. The South Korean company has promised that it will reveal its plans right before Photokina 2014.

As expected, the manufacturer has kept its promises and the new Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye lens has become official ahead of the world’s biggest digital imaging trade fair in the world.

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS lens is official for photographers using full frame cameras.

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye lens announced for full frame cameras

The South Korea-based maker is well-known for an extensive cine lens line-up. The V-DSLR series is one of the most complete and critically acclaimed family in the third-party lens world. However, this brand new model will be aimed at photographers instead of videographers.

The Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye lens covers the whole 24 x 36mm full frame format, while offering a 180-degree angle-of-view.

According to the official press release, this model is “one of the most advanced fisheye lenses” on the market and it will deliver exceptional image quality.

As the company’s entrance on the autofocus market is still being delayed, it is worth noting that the lens comes with manual focus and aperture rings, so users will have to manually input these settings, when attaching the lens to their full frame cameras.

Samyang will disclose the lens’ release date and price details soon

This is the third fisheye for photography purposes in the company’s line-up, following into the footsteps of the 10mm f/2.8 and 12mm f/2 models.

It comes with an internal design based on 12 elements split into eight groups. The construction incorporates a trio of Low Dispersion elements and a couple of apsherical elements. As usual, they will reduce optical flaws, such as chromatic aberration.

Additionally, the lens is covered in NCS and UMC coatings. They are designed to reduce reflections and ghosting, thus significantly increasing the quality of the photos.

Samyang has decided to keep the availability details a secret for now. However, the product will definitely be on display at Photokina 2014 and there is a strong possibility that both the release date and price will become official at the event.

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