Pre-Photokina 2010: Samyang Optics has announced a 35mm F1.4 lens in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX, Sony Alpha and Four-thirds mounts. This manual focus lens, with its large f1.4 aperture, is made up of 12 elements in 10 groups and uses floating focus mechanism for better image quality across the range of focus distance. Price and availability for the 35 mm F1.4 UMC lens will be announced at the end of this month.

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Samyang Optics presents new, exceptionally bright and semi wide-angle manual lens - Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC

Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC – bright lens suitable for any occasion

Krakow 16.09.2010: Sophisticated optics of Samyang 35 mm F1.4 UMC has been constructed upon twelve elements arranged in ten groups. The lens comes with two lenses made of the glass with high refraction factor, which reduces its weight and dimensions. Moreover, one aspherical lens minimizes the risk of chromatic aberration. Owing to the high-quality multi-layer coatings, our lens provides high contrast and faithful color imaging. Samyang 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC uses the system of the so called “floating” lenses allowing to preserve high image quality with minimum focusing distance. 

Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC was constructed to fit most popular reflexive cameras with small sensors. 35mm focal length has universal applications. When attached to the small sensor camera, the lens will act as bright, wide-angle lens perfect for landscape and reporting shooting. The same lens mounted on the camera with APS-C sensor, will become a popular, multitask 50mm lens. In case of cameras with 3:4 system, Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC will turn into a short, bright portrait lens with 70mm focal length equivalent.

Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC has been designed with great care for the smallest details and perfect style. This applies both to optics and workmanship, which place the lens among the best photographic products worldwide.   

Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC is to feature mount for the following systems: Canon, 4:3, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha. All information concerning the date of release and price will be available at the end of September.

Samyang 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens specifications

Focal length 35 mm
Effective focal lenfht (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