Samyang has announced the new 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens for mirrorless cameras, Micro Four Thirds systems, and DSLR-like shooters.
After teasing a product launch event at the beginning of the week, Samyang has kept its promise and has unveiled a bunch of new lenses. We shall begin with the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens, which has been demonstrated at the Photokina 2012 for the first time in the form of a prototype.
Not all prototypes get the chance of being released on the market. Sometimes it simply does not work out as initially planned. Here we are, two years after the Photokina 2012, with Samyang finally delivering a former prototype and a sought-after optic which is still lacking autofocus support.
Although it has already been launched in late 2013, the company has felt that it is necessary to update the announcement with fresher details. Rest assured, the built-in petal-like lens hood is still there!
Samyang introduces its first nano-crystal anti-reflection lens: 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens is now smaller and lighter than the prototype revealed at the Photokina 2012. Moreover, it provides a higher optical quality and the South Korean manufacturer is confident that the lens will become “one of the best wide-angle primes on the market”.
It will be destined for landscape, indoor, and architecture types of photography, offering a field-of-view of about 109.5 degrees.
According to Samyang, this is the first lens of the series to feature a nano-crystal anti-reflection coating system. This new technology will reduce more reflections, while providing improved light transmission and lower contrast than the old UMC system.
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens offers a fast aperture for low-light photography
Samyang adds that the bright f/2.8 aperture will allow photographers to capture photos in low-light conditions. However, if you need to slow it down, then users can benefit from a minimum aperture of f/22.
The optical construction of the 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS wide-angle lens consists of 14 elements in nine groups with a couple of aspherical elements and a single ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) element.
Its minimum focusing distance stands at 24 centimeters, but this is not something of particular interest to landscape photographers.
Release date and price details are now official, too
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens is aimed at mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds cameras as well as DSLR-like models (APS-C sensors). Depending on the mount, its weight ranges from 580 grams to 625 grams.
The optic will be compatible with Canon EF and EF-M mounts, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Samsung NX-mount, Sony A and E mounts, and Micro Four Thirds.
The company will release this product for a price of $529 beginning of March 25.