Samyang Optics has announced the new manual focus lenses for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras: a 35mm F1.2 photo lens and 35mm T1.3 cine lens, both to be available from September.
The Xeen 135mm T2.2 mentioned here at Provideo Coalition recently was the first lens announced on the five week 2016 Summer Samyang Blockbuster campaign. Now Samyang continues with a new pair of lenses, the Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS and 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS, both manual focus lenses for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor size compatible with three camera mounts: Sony E, Fujifilm X and Canon M. There is also a mount for Micro Four Thirds.
The bright Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS, equivalent of T1.3 in cine lens, aperture secures a fast shutter speed even under restricted lighting conditions to offer best quality images, says Samyang on the documentation provided about these new lenses. Based on Samyang Optics’ optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses have been included among nine elements in seven groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. With a front element diameter of 62mm, offering generous light gathering characteristics, the lenses offer a minimum focusing distance is 0.38m.
For videographers, the Samyang 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.
With the addition of these new lenses, the current Samyang CSC lineup consists of 15 bright photo and cine lenses: 7.5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm for photo, cine lens and 300mm for photo lens.
The suggested retail prices are € 449 for the 35mm F1.2 photo lens and € 499 for the 35mm T1.3 cine lens.