Samyang has been announcing new lenses for a couple of days. Rumors talked about the arrival of new lens with autofocus, but the rumors were wrong. What the Asian manufacturer has done is inform about the availability of the Samyang 10mm f/2.8, announced on December last year. They also presented three new objectives: the Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC FISH-EYE II, Samyang 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II and Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS. Remember that this brand is also marketed under the name Rokinon or Bower depending on the country.
The Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS CS NCS is the first lens that features Samyang’s anti-glare nanocrystal coating system, superior to the UMC technology used up until now. It is a wide-angle lens with a wide aperture and the manufacturer has described it as ideal for landscape architecture and indoor photography. It will hit the market on April for the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX and Sony E and micro four thirds systems. It will cost approximately $529.
The new Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS is designed for mirrorless cameras with high-resolution APS-C sensors. It has a vision field of 98.9 degrees, a maximum aperture of f/2.0 and consists of 12 optical elements divided into 10 groups. It includes an aspherical lens (ASP), one hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) and three ED glass lenses. Samyang said this is the best lens they’ve created so far.
The lens has a removable hood, mount for 67mm filters and its compact and lightweight (246 grams), which goes well with mirrorless cameras. It also features the anti-glare nanocrystal coating we already mentioned. This new lens is available for the following mounts: Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, and Sony E and micro four thirds. It will cost around $399.
The fisheye lens Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fish-eye II is a revision of an existing model. It offers a 180-degree angle, an aperture between f/2.8 and f/22 and a focal length equivalent to 12.8 mm in the 35 mm format. It is designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors and can be purchased for Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX and Sony E mounts for $529.
As you can imagine, the Samyang 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II is a specially-designed lens for video recording. It is designed for high-resolution cameras with APS-C sensors and includes focus rings compatible with the Follow Focus system. That means you can adjust these parameters smoothly, accurately and quietly. According to Samyang, it is the brightest and smallest lens on the market designed for video recording. It is available for Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX and Sony E mounts. It costs around $399.