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Samyang to show 24mm F3.5 tilt-and-shift lens at Photokina

By dpreview staff on Sep 7, 2012 at 13:41 GMT

Samyang has announced it will be presenting a perspective control 24mm F3.5 lens at Photokina 2012. The Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens that offers tilt and shift movements, allowing control of subject geometry and depth of field. It offers up to 12mm of shift and 8.5° of tilt; the shift movement can be rotated +/- 90° relative to the lens mount, and the tilt movement 90° relative to the shift axis, allowing lots of flexibility over adjustments. The lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony Alpha mounts.

Press release:

Premier of Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC

 Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC perspective control lens

Samyang Optics is about to release a new lens with the perspective control function — Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC. The official product presentation will take place on September 18th 2012, during international photographic Photokina fairs held in Cologne.

New Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography. The product will be also extremely useful when convergence of the lines in the frame is required. Owing to the mechanism of optical axis tilt, focus depth operation brings utterly new quality and possibilities, enabling photographers to shape the image according to their individual needs, both on digital and nalog carriers.

Optical design of Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC comprises of sixteen lenses arranged in eleven groups, including two aspherical lens and two lens made of ED glass with low dispersion factor. Thanks to this solution, the lens perfectly reproduces detailed elements and gives splendid image plasticity, also with the T-S function on. Each optical component of the product was covered with multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coatings, which provide great light transmission factor, high contrasts and render only natural colors of the photographed scene. With sophisticated optics and developed T-S function, Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is currently the most advanced lens produced by Samyang Optics and may compete with similar lenses of other brands.

Tilt-Shift function

Tilt-Shift function in Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and individual adjustment of the focus plane angle by +/-8.5 and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 millimeters. To make Tilt-Shift function even more seamless, both the lens mount as well as Tilt-Shift section may be rotated on the optical axis. The Tilt-Shift section may be rotated left by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment), while mount of the lens may be rotated both in left and right direction by 90 degrees, also with 30 degree adjustment.

Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC will be available with mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony A. We welcome everyone to visit us at Photokina at our booth A025 in the hall 2.1.

Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC Specifications

Aperture Range F3.5-22
Optical Construction 16 elements in 11 groups / 2 aspherical elements
Minimum Focus 0.2m
Filter thread 82mm
Maximum Diameter 86mm
Angle of view 83.5° (35mm full frame)
Length 110.5mm (Nikon F mount)
Tilt movement +/-8°; rotates 90° relative to shift movement
Shift movement +/-12mm; rotates +/- 90° relative to lens mount

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Total comments: 144
By Peiasdf (Sep 7, 2012)

Samyang is always cheaper without AF but since no TS/PC lens have AF, this will probably not be 1/4, 1/5 the price of Canon and Nikon equivalent.

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By CopCarSS (Sep 7, 2012)

Price this under $1K, Samyang, and I'll buy at least one. Possibly two.

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By qwertyasdf (Sep 7, 2012)

No..make it 799!

By smatty (Sep 7, 2012)

I would love to see this compared head to head with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II and the Nikon equivalent :)

By MarinoDiMare (Sep 7, 2012)

That looks like one lens I'd like to own.... wonder what the price will be!

Total comments: 144