After several days of speculations about Samyang’s new lens, the rumors have finally been confirmed: the South Korean manufacturer has announced the launch of a new Samyang film lens—the 50mm V-DSLR T1.5 AS UMC—to be officially presented at the Photokina 2014 fair in Cologne, Germany.
This new lens will allow photographers as well as filmmakers to take advantage of a focal distance between the company’s 35mm and 85mm lenses, given that, in addition to the T1.5 for film, the f/1.4 photo lens will be launched simultaneously. Thus, we have a range of light lenses with an exceptionally broad focal range that meet the expectations of its most demanding users.
Of course, its excellent brightness value (T1.5 for film, f/1.4 for photos) makes it an ideal tool for low-light conditions, assuring great image quality and a smaller depth of field. The lens has been designed for cameras and camcorders with a 24x35mm or smaller sensor and has a 46.2-degree field of view.
The optical construction of the lens consists of nine elements, including an aspherical and a hybrid aspherical lens element, arranged in six groups and covered with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings to reduce chromatic aberrations, ensuring high contrast and faithful color reproduction.
The lens produces a great bokeh with a smooth, uniform soft focus—very important for portrait photography—due to its exceptional aesthetic mapping in areas outside of the focal plane thanks to its 8-bladed aperture.
Samyang will present the new 50mm V-DSLR T1.5 at the Photokina 2014 fair from September 16 to 21 in Cologne, Germany.