Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-shift lens US pricing revealed

Samyang T-S 24mm 1-3.5 ED AS UMC lens 10
Samyang T-S 24mm 1-3.5 ED AS UMC lens 8

The US price of the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-shift lens will be $999. The Nikon, Canon and Sony versions are currently available for pre-order at B&H:

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  • GlobalGuy

    A bit higher-priced than my expectation, which was one or two hundred below $1000. But if sharpness and aberration are better than the Nikon, and any unique points, I’m going to have to seriously consider it. They had pre-production issues with this lens which significantly is delaying release.. — any word about what was the problem?

    • GlobalGuy

      And does anyone have a comparison Chart vs. the Canon & Nikon versions? Thanks.

      • Marc

        none have been sold or reviewed yet so no!

        • GlobalGuy

          Doesn’t mean a pre-production hasn’t been reviewed. Nik/Can have theirs evaluated by pro-photogs all the time. ;-)

        • GlobalGuy

          Doesn’t mean a pre-production hasn’t been reviewed. Nik/Can have theirs evaluated by pro-photogs all the time. ;-)

      • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

        Samyang has made a lot of lenses that are just as good, if not better than the corresponding C/N/Z versions for regular photography. But one aspect their lenses haven’t been particularly good at is in distortion control. E.g. the Samyang 14 2.8 is the sharpest thing out there but it has more distortion compared to the softer Canon 14 2.8 and the Zeiss 15. 2.8. Their 24 1.4 and 35 1.4 also has more distortion than the Canon ones.

        If this tilt-shift lens has a lot of distortion, it’s mainly going to be useful for the tilt/fake-miniature crowd than, say, anyone who’s fussy about architecture or product photography. Barrel/pincushion distortion is even more difficult to correct when movements are applied. So it’s a new area for Samyang and I hope they’ve realised this when designing this lens.

        • Samyanger

          Distortion correction is in expense of sharpness, to a certain degree. Maybe that’s the reason why the 14mm is so sharp.

        • Samyanger

          Distortion correction is in expense of sharpness, to a certain degree. Maybe that’s the reason why the 14mm is so sharp.

        • Clint Dunn

          Why would anyone make a tilt-shift lens with poor distortion control??? The reason tilt-shift lenses were developed was to provide distortion control…..selective focus, stitching, fake miniature are all just by-products.

          • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

            Clint you’re mixing up optical distortion and perspective distortion.

          • GlobalGuy

            Right. That’s my concern. If aberrations are present to a bothersome degree, I wouldn’t spend $1000 on this — and I definitely would NOT pre-order without seeing samples at high-rez. Nothing to be excited enough about to pre-order, unless aberrations are not there. I would rather spend $2,000 or more for an architectural lens than I would $1000 for a hobby lens. If this is hobbyist quality, it should be no more than $699. I just wouldn’t pay more than that for a toy. To have pre-orders on a third-party lens in a new area of development without any samples…. just doesn’t make sense to me. I’ll let them work out the bugs. I trust Samyang to work out bugs much quicker than Nikon or Canon, because Samyang is on the rise and needs to keep its name up high. Interested in this lens AFTER 6 months of sales, and AFTER high-rez un-touched architectural samples are available.

        • Clint Dunn

          Why would anyone make a tilt-shift lens with poor distortion control??? The reason tilt-shift lenses were developed was to provide distortion control…..selective focus, stitching, fake miniature are all just by-products.

          • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

            Clint you’re mixing up optical distortion and perspective distortion.

          • GlobalGuy

            Right. That’s my concern. If aberrations are present to a bothersome degree, I wouldn’t spend $1000 on this — and I definitely would NOT pre-order without seeing samples at high-rez. Nothing to be excited enough about to pre-order, unless aberrations are not there. I would rather spend $2,000 or more for an architectural lens than I would $1000 for a hobby lens. If this is hobbyist quality, it should be no more than $699. I just wouldn’t pay more than that for a toy. To have pre-orders on a third-party lens in a new area of development without any samples…. just doesn’t make sense to me. I’ll let them work out the bugs. I trust Samyang to work out bugs much quicker than Nikon or Canon, because Samyang is on the rise and needs to keep its name up high. Interested in this lens AFTER 6 months of sales, and AFTER high-rez un-touched architectural samples are available.

  • Joseph

    Awesome. Definitely on my to-buy list. Never owned a Samyang but have been impressed with the optics (wanted AF, but this lens doesn’t need it!).

  • LLens

    Look like Canon L lens with the red ring. The 85mm look like Nikon because of the gold ring.

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