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Samyang 8mm f3.5 & 85mm f1.4 for Four Thirds

By dpreview staff on Jan 4, 2010 at 17:27 GMT

Korean lens makers Samyang Optics has announced plans to make its 8mm f3.5 fish-eye and 85mm f1.4 lenses in the Four Thirds mount. Already available in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts, the manual focus lenses will be available by the end of March 2010. Polish importer Delta has started distributing Samyang's lens range across Europe, with London Camera Exchange selling exclusively to the UK market.

Press Release:

Samyang 8mm fish-eye and 85mm f/1.4 lenses designed for
Olympus 4/3 system

Cracow: Samyang company has informed that new lenses: Samyang 8mm f3.5 fish-eye and Samyang 85mm f1.4 with a mount for Olympus 4/3, have been released to the market. The lenses complete the series of mounts designed for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax.

Apart from adjusted bayonet, optics in the products will remain the same. Both lenses will be available with manual focusing. Delta company, the general distributor of the Samyang products, shall be responsible for sales in Europe. Both lenses will become available at the end of March 2010.

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