Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens to be released in March, possibility for a new tilt-shift lens

Samyang 35 mm f/1,4 AS UMC

Samyang announced on Facebook that the new 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens will start shipping next month (March, 2011):

Samynag also mentioned again that a new tilt shift lens is a possibility:

The 35mm f/1.4 lens will be available in Canon, Four-thirds, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony mounts. In the US, Samyang products can be purchased on eBay.

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  • Global

    “Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens to be released in March, possibility for a new tilt-shift lens”

    For… or with?

    • Isn’t the comma sufficient?

      • Global

        Whoops — thought you meant “possibly with” as if they might be released at the same time.

      • ew

        that’s why they invented the semicolon — to avoid the confusion 🙂

  • Bully Bob

    What about the Tokina 16-28/2.8??? Where the hell is that???

    • Axel

      I’m guessing the admin is just a little behind on building that lens… what with his hands full, producing new Zeiss and Samyang 35mm f/1.4’s.

    • El Aura

      The Tokina is here, at least in the form of a review, in short a great lens except for the corners which need to be stopped down one stop or two:

  • jason

    i am tempted to get one for abusive use if its only $200

    • Global

      This is would pretty good for Macro, I think!

      Instead of a 50mm, use the 35mm.

  • Mark

    $200 is too much.

  • ZDP-189

    Based on “Available mounts: Canon, Four-thirds, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung NX, KM/Sony” and “Auto focus type: manual focus”. So I guess if you shoot multiple mounts you just buy it in Nikon and adapt it onto whatever body you choose.

    I don’t know much about Samyang other than what I have read online, but they seem to get good reviews considering their price point, especially the reputedly sharp and well constructed AE 85 mm f/1,4 Aspherical IF and I note that the Samyang 650-1300 mm MC IF f/8-16 is as cheap as chips, as they say.

    It’s just a nice thought that these days some people are designing and making new manual focused fast primes and selling them cheap. Besides Cosina of whom I am a big fan, plus a couple of enterprising chaps who converted a single batch of Senko CCTV lenses to M4/3 out of an apartment in GA.

    • Sky

      Well, the Samyang lenses are good only if they are 1) new designs and 2) not telephoto. So Fisheye, wide angle and said 85mm are very nice lenses. Whole the rest I wouldn’t touch.

  • ZDP-189


    From link:

    “Tamron thought of a solution to stabilize all the goals 10 years ago, and by 3 patents registered in Japan in 2001, patented the idea which unfortunately never came to fruition, perhaps because at the time Tamron had insufficient know-how about the development of optical stabilisation systems, such as if you have now with Vibration Compensation (VC).

    The Tamron tele-converter’s intended magnification is between 0.9 and 1.5 times, and I understand that the integrated optical stabilisation system could be activated or not, through an On / Off switch. What is not mentioned is [the magnification that] would be gained with the fixture, but it would certainly depend on the lens attached.

    The original Japanese article also relates to similar technology with at least 3 old Nikon patents, but which were more difficult to implement, because the tele-converter was in front.”

    The Japanese article that the blogger refers to (link) is interesting too, as it refers to the need for on camera body (sensor shift) stabilisation or TC stabilisation of legacy telephoto lenses. That’s something I hadn’t previously thought of but seems obvious in retrospect. Maybe I should have gone with Olympus after all.

    Ah! maybe I’ve figured out why it was never implemented. You might also want to read Bob Atkins’ treatise on optical vs sensor shift stabilisation (link). In it he observes that OIS is fairly lens-specific and furthermore, some lenses like wides-normals are unsuitable. So maybe TC stabilisation is a fundamentally flawed technology? I suppose the flaw might be fixable with a dataset on each lens model being programmed into the TC-stabiliser. I can think of two ways to do this: (1) lab testing creating a database, or (2) a neural learning system coupled to a feedback loop from camera output that could train the stabiliser to work with an unfamiliar lens. Mind you, that would probably only work well with primes.

    • ZDP-189

      Oops, that comment should have gone into the Tamron stabilised lens thread.

      @Sky , I had meant to say simply “Thanks mate. I need to learn more about Samyang.”

      I mustn’t have had my morning Java.

  • Marcos

    Wow! A 24/35 tilt-shif! That’d be niiiiiice! 🙂

  • Arturo

    Really looking forward to this lens. Now if they made a 24mm f/1.4 and an 18mm f/1.4, that’d really be something. The Dslr filmmakers among us would definitely want a set.

  • Petter Salvesen

    >Samyang announced on Facebook that the new 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens will start shipping next month (March, 2011):

    More like Samyang announced on Facebook that the new 35mm F/1.4 AS UMC lens is delayed until March.
    Shipping was originally meant to start in February. A “limited edition” (meaning that they will ship to reviewers and professional photographers first, so they can review it before it hits the marked) will be shipped in the beginning of march, and mass production will be shipped in the end of march. Meaning that us, the people who have waited and pre-ordered will probably not get it until april.

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