Samyang Optics has shown a prototype 7.5mm F3.5 fisheye lens for the Micro Four Thirds system at the Focus on Imaging trade show in Birmingham, UK. The new lens is considerably more compact than the company's existing 8mm fisheye designed for SLR cameras. In a brief press release, the company also reveals that this lens is intended to be the first in a new series of optics designed specifically for interchangeable-lens compact system cameras.

Press Release:

Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fish-eye MFT - prototype of the Fish-eye lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

7th March, 2011 - Delta company, the sole representative and distributor of Samyang Optics products for Europe, is proud to introduce the prototype of new manual fish-eye lens compatible with Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fish-eye MFT is a ultra wide-angle manual lens providing 180° angle of view. Apart from compact sizes, it combines the best features of the popular model with 8mm focus, providing the highest-quality optics closed in a compact and visually stunning casing. Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fish-eye MFT is the first model in the new series of lenses designed especially for compact cameras featuring the replaceable optics.

You can take a closer look on the prototype of our new Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fish-eye MFT during Focus on Imaging fairs held in Birmingham. Feel free to visit our stand located in the hall 10, sector Q12.