Samyang announces 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Bruce, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    As if there weren't enough new 35mm f/1.4 lenses already announced in
    2010, Samyang has announced yet another!

    It will be available in Canon EF, Nikon AIS, Pentax K, Samsung NX,
    Sony Alpha and Four Thirds mounts.

    The news arrives hard on the heels of the announcements of the Nikon
    and Carl Zeiss designs. Like the Carl Zeiss optic, the Samyang is a
    manual focus lens, whereas the new Nikkor is AF. However, the Samyang
    lacks the on-lens CPU that allows the Zeiss to access metering and
    auto modes when it is used with Nikon's early and consumer DSLRs.

    No doubt the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 will be competitively priced. But if
    its optics are in the same league as the same company's outstanding
    85mm f/1.4, then like that lens, it should be worth *every penny*.
    Bruce, Sep 17, 2010
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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    I doubt Samyang will be able to sell the 35mm f/1.4 anywhere near as
    cheaply as the 85mm f/1.4. But it will still cost less than a third
    of the price of the new Nikkor.
    Bruce, Sep 18, 2010
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