Samyang introduced the 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
The prime optic has a bright maximum aperture of f/1.2. The manual focus lens has been designed for users to isolate their subject from the background. It also enables hand-held shooting in low-light conditions. When it comes to focal length, it delivers a full-frame equivalent of 52.5mm when mounted on APS-C cameras and 70mm when mounted on MFT cameras.
The construction of the Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens includes nine elements in seven groups. Two elements are aspherical, thus reducing flaws and chromatic aberrations that would have a negative impact on optical performance.
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens officially announced
The lens is expected to become available on the market within a few weeks. As we are approaching the Photokina 2016, the worlds biggest digital imaging event in September. The company might probably display it at the show.
Samyang also unveiled 35mm T1.3 Cine lens for mirrorless cameras
Specifically, the Samyang 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system. It has quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.
With the addition of these new lenses, the current Samyang CSC lineup consists of 15 bright photo and cine lenses: 7.5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm for photo, cine lens and 300mm for photo lens.
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens will be available from September, 2016. It will be available in Canon M, Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Micro Four Thirds mounts. The price will stand EUR 449 for the bright prime optic.