The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens specs list has been leaked on the web, revealing that the optic will support all mirrorless cameras currently available on the market.
The rumor mill has released information about an alleged Samyang 12mm f/2 lens recently. This product was supposed to be announced in the near future for Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Samyang to launch 10mm f/2.8 lens instead of 12mm f/2 one
These were pretty much all the details leaked at that point. Having an ultra wide-angle lens with such a fast aperture would have been really nice. However, it seems like the source might have been too far from the truth, as Samyang’s official website is now displaying a 10mm f/2.8 version, instead of the rumored one.
The third-party accessory maker claims that it will introduce a new lens soon. Its focal length stands at 10mm, while the aperture will range between maximum f/2.8 and minimum f/22.
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens to support all mirrorless camera systems and other extra mounts
Moreover, the product is supposed to support all mirrorless cameras on the market, including some other “special” mounts.
The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 will be offered in the following mounts: Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Four Thirds, Canon EF-M, “Canon EOS”, Pentax, Samsung NX, Nikon, Sony E, and Sony.
The Pentax version will probably be a K-mount unit, the Nikon will most likely support the “1” system, while Sony version might refer to the A-mount, since the E-mount is already mentioned. As for Canon EOS, this remains a mystery as both EF and EF-S are viable options, though the advantage is on the APS-C version’s side.
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 specs list says it can focus at a minimum distance of 25 centimeters
As for the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens specs, it seems like the camera has a diameter of 86mm, a maximum length of 105.5mm, a maximum weight of 740 grams, minimum focusing distance of 25cm, a 109.5-degree angle of view, and a 14-element construction, including a pair of aspherical elements, divided into 10 groups.
Its retail name will be Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS UMC CS, which describe the various technologies found in the lens and a special multi-coating that reduces optical aberrations.
Has the rumor mill got it all wrong or is Samyang working on two ultra wide-angle lenses?
Either way, it is easy to notice that the source, who has leaked the previous details, has missed its “prediction” by a mile. There is no huge difference between the 10mm and 12mm versions, but the slower aperture is a major downside for consumers.
Still, it could have been a typo or the 12mm f/2 lens is indeed on its way. Anyway, such things happen and this is why photographers should wait for official announcement before getting their hopes too high or too low.