Samsung has announced a 10mm F3.5 Fisheye lens for its NX mirrorless cameras, which it says is the smallest and slimmest of its type. It offers a 180 degree diagonal angle of view, and includes Samsung's unique 'i-Function' button that allows the manual focus ring to re-purposed to operate other camera controls. It's just over 26mm / 1" thick, and is a featherweight 71g (2.5 oz). It'll be available at the beginning of July, in black or white.

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Samsung announces the slimmest and smallest fisheye lens on the market for the NX System

New super wide 10mm F3.5 Fisheye lens helps users capture unique images

Ridgefield Park, N.J. – June 11, 2013 - Photography enthusiasts and advanced hobbyists can now shoot wider than ever before with the launch of the new Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens. The smallest AF fisheye lens on the market, this super wide angle lens is half the size and weight of its competitors, offering passionate photographers a convenient way to expand their creative horizons without carrying weighty accessories.

The new lens represents Samsung’s innovation in 180-degree lens technology, and is compatible with the award winning NX system, including the new NX300. Its expanded field of view makes the new 10mm fisheye lens the perfect companion for landscape photographers – allowing users to compose stunning images of sprawling cities, picturesque scenery and beautiful skies that stretch further than the eye can see. The lens’ ultra-wide fisheye perspective also lets users create unique portrait images, producing interesting effects and striking portraiture, allowing shooters to have more fun with their photography.

At just 2.5 ounces, this compact lens comes in stylish white or black to complement Samsung’s NX series of cameras, and easily fits into a camera bag or purse for lightweight travel and outdoor shooting. Image quality is paramount to Samsung’s lens design, and this silent AF ultra-wide angle lens delivers high quality photographs in virtually any situation.

For the ultimate photographic experience, the lens comes with a number of iScene options, including Beauty Shot, Portrait, Night, Backlight, Children and Sports, making it adaptable for the needs of every photographer. The 10mm F3.5 Fisheye is also fitted with a Circular Aperture Diaphragm to bring the subject of your images front and center

Samsung 10mm F3.5 Fisheye specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length10 mm
Image stabilisationNo
Lens mountSamsung NX
Aperture
Maximum apertureF3.5
Minimum apertureF22.0
Number of diaphragm blades7
Aperture notesCircular aperture diaphragm
Optics
Elements7
Groups5
Special elements / coatings1 Aspherical element
Focus
Minimum focus0.09 m (3.54)
Maximum magnification0.22×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualUnknown
Physical
Weight71 g (0.16 lb)
Diameter59 mm (2.31)
Length26 mm (1.04)
ColourBlack, white
Filter notesNo filter thread
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeIntegrated hood

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