Samyang Lineup Expands With New 35mm Lens

Samyang Optics
Samyang has announced that it will be soon releasing for sale the latest in its line of manual focus lenses.  This new lens is a 35mm f1.4 lens that will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Four Thirds, and Samsung NX mounts.  This lens will also be full frame compatible.  Although this lens was announced during Photokina 2010, some last minute design changes were made prior to release to the public.  The changes included a metalic red ring, a focusing scale and a size reduction.  Samyang has made a name for itself producing good quality lenses at modest prices.  Their full lineup can be viewed here.

The full press release is below:

Kraków, 4th of March 2011 r. – Delta company, the sole distributor of Samyang products for Europe proudly presents the final version of the long-waited for Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC. Our new lens comes with utterly new design, with its distinguishing mark: a metallic red ring.

A new concept version of Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC was officially introduced during Photokina 2010 fairs held in Cologne. Since then, we have carried out intensive works to improve optical qualities of theproduct and devise its unique and exceptional design. The conducted works have allowed us to bring you the final version of the lens. Due to your recommendations we decided to add the focusing scale and diminish the overall dimension of the product.

Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC is an optically sophisticated 35mm f/1.4 wide-angle lens, which was designed for fullframe reflex camera. Nevertheless, it may be also used with APS-C/DX and Four Thirds cameras. The lens’s optical construction was based on two lenses made of the quality glass with high refraction factor, which made it possible to minimize its weight and dimensions. Moreover, we used an aspherical lens was to prevent the horizontal chromatic aberration. Owing to the high-quality, dense anti-reflexive layers, the lens produces stunningly high contrasts and perfectly reflects the natural colors. Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC also takes advantage of the so called gliding lenses allowing to minimize the focusing distance.

The lens will be available for sale with the following mounts: Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alfa. The recommended retail price for the microprocessor was established at EUR 379 gross. You will have a great opportunity to take a close look on the new Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC on Sunday, during Focus on Imagining fairs in Birmingham in Great Britain. Please, don’t hesitate and visit Samyang stand located in the 10 hall, sector Q12.

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4 Responses to Samyang Lineup Expands With New 35mm Lens

  1. pinbalwyz says:

    I’ve looked (4-25-11) and don’t see this lens (Sam Yang 35mm f1.4) retailing anywhere in the U.S. How come?

    • Scott says:

      The lens was just finalized in March. I would assume that the lens is in production and will be released in the UK before we see it in the US. The US version may even be a rebadge under the brand name of Rokinon, Bower, or maybe even Vivitar. They have done that with other lenses in the past.

    • Scott says:

      I just checked the Samyang website and they have a news posting that says that lens shipments are being delayed due to the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. I guess it will be a bit of a delay until things are back to normal

  2. Hope there is a place for a 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift too :)

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