Samyang, the Korean manufacturer of camera lenses popular with film makers, has launched a 10mm, f2.8 lens.
A manual focus lens designed for APS-C cameras, it serves as a 20mm equivalent on Micro Four Thirds, or 15mm on APS-C. At this stage, the lens is available in a conventional camera version, with a clicked aperture ring and no gears.
The lens, which was first shown at the 2012 Photokina show, has been refined with a nano-crystal coating and a permanent lens hood. The lens comes in range of fittings, including Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony Alpha and Sony E-mount and 4/3 and Micro Four Thirds. The lens has a UK recommended price of £470.
Samyang is also to introduce a range of lens kits aimed at the film-making market.
The company has put together packages of the cinema versions of its prime lenses. These are fast, manual focus lenses with click-free apertures and gearing for follow-focus kits.
The four kits include a wide-angle kit for 35mm (full frame) and Super35mm cameras, with a 14mm T3.1m and the T1.5 24mm and 35mm, a standard 35mm/Super35mm kit with the 14mm and 35mm lenses, and the 85mm T1.5, and a larger kit which includes 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 85mm and Samyang’s 500mm mirror lens.
A separate kit for APS-C or smaller-sensor cameras, such as the Micro Four Thirds or Blackmagic camera range, includes an 8mm T3.8 fish eye, Samyang’s 16mm T2.2 and the 35mm. All the kits come with a hard case to protect the lenses. Prices for the kits has not yet been set.