Friday, August 12, 2011

Samyang pre-preannounces 24mm f/1.4 ED lens

It's dated September 12, 2011 on their website, so it's unclear if they entered a time warp or accidentally pre-released an announcement, but Samyang has posted a press release for their upcoming 24mm f/1.4 lens.

There have been rumors about this lens for the past couple of months, and their 35mm f/1.4 (sold under different brand names) has received many favorable reviews, so this should be an interesting lens! No firm ship date or price yet.

September 12, 2011
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is coming.

Samyang Optics is proud to inform about the upcoming release of the new Samyang lens 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC. 

Optics of the lens has been constructed based on the system of 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups. It should be noted that 4 lenses has been made of the low-dispersion glass (ED), while two another are aspheric lenses. We have also employed multi-layered and anti-reflexive coatings of UMC type adding to the perfect light transmission. Samyang 24 mm F1.4 ED AS UMC has been designed to work with most popular reflex cameras produced by renown manufacturers and equipped with small-image sensors or smaller. The lens will be available with a mount for the following systems: Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon AE, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha.

24mm focus is tailor-made for most of the sensors available on the market today. In the case of full-frame cameras, it constitutes a high-quality wide-angle lens perfect for street, landscape and architecture shooting. Whereas photographers using DX sensors will get just perfect lens for the purposes of calmer journalist and landscape photography. The lens attached to Four Thirds cameras will create a universal and bright construction corresponding to the 50mm focus.

The lens should be available for sale by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2012. The exact price will be announced at a later date. Soon, we will be able to present sample photos taken with this sophisticated device.

Samyang: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is coming.

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