Samyang Optics has released the final version of its 35mm F1.4 lens in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Four-thirds mounts. Announced at Photokina 2010, the company said it has revised its design since then. It retains the underlying 12 element in 10 group design announced at that time. It will sell at a recommended retail price of €379.

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Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC final version

Kraków, 4th of March 2011 – Delta company, the sole distributor of Samyang products for Europe proudly presents the final version of the long-waited for Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC. Our new lens comes with utterly new design, with its distinguishing mark: a metallic red ring.

A new concept version of Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC was officially introduced during Photokina 2010 fairs held in Cologne. Since then, we have carried out intensive works to improve optical qualities of the product and devise its unique and exceptional design. The conducted works have allowed us to bring you the final version of the lens. Due to your recommendations we decided to add the focusing scale and diminish the overall dimension of the product.

Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC is an optically sophisticated 35mm f/1.4 wide-angle lens, which was designed for fullframe reflex camera. Nevertheless, it may be also used with APS-C/DX and Four Thirds cameras. The lens’s optical construction was based on two lenses made of the quality glass with high refraction factor, which made it possible to minimize its weight and dimensions. Moreover, we used an aspherical lens was to prevent the horizontal chromatic aberration. Owing to the high-quality, dense anti-reflexive layers, the lens produces stunningly high contrasts and perfectly reflects the natural colors. Samyang 35mm 1:1.4 AS UMC also takes advantage of the so called gliding lenses allowing to minimize the focusing distance.

The lens will be available for sale with the following mounts: Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alfa. The recommended retail price for the microprocessor was established at EUR 379 gross.

Samyang 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens specifications

Focal length 35 mm
Effective focal length (APS-C) 49mm
Maximum aperture F1.4
Lens Construction 11 elements/9 groups
2 high-refraction lens elements
1 aspherical lens element
Lens Mount Canon Four-thirds Nikon Pentax Samsung NX Sony
Diagonal Angle of view 35mm 63.1º - 63.1º - - 63.1º
APS-C 40.8º - 43.2º 43.2º 43.2 43.2º
Four-thirds - 33.4º - - - -
Minimum focus 0.3m
Filter thread 77 mm
Dimensions (length) 111.5mm 116.8mm 109mm 110mm 130mm 111mm
Dimensions (diameter) 83mm