Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens

For Photokina next week, Samyang will introduce a new 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens:

Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS

Kraków, September 14th 2012 - Samyang Optics company is thrilled to invite all participants of Photokina fairs held in Cologne to visit our stand no. A025 located in the hall 2.1. We will introduce a prototypical version of the Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens.

Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS is a prototype of the ultra wide-angle prime lens designed for use with cameras fitted with APS-C/DX sensors. Its extremely short focus length and rectilinear imaging system ensure extra wide angle of view amounting to 110 degrees (~107 degree for Canon version). As a result the lens is a comprehensive tool for architecture and landscape shooting. New Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS is similar to the 35mm system lens with 15mm or 16mm focal length in the case of Canon APS-C cameras.

All details concerning the optical construction of the lens and available mounts will be published at a later date. The lens will be introduced for sale either at the end of 2012 or in the first days of 2013.

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  • GQT

    Looks pretty good to me. Any price estimate?

  • Aaron

    Meh..I think Samuang should stick to what they do best-great full frame alternatives for landscape and portrait shooting. I personally would love to see some tighter Samyang lenses join the lineup, 105, 150, 180, 200, and even some macro lenses would solidify their position as a HDSLR video lens competitor which would be awesome to see in a third party lens manufacturer. I hate being limited to Nikon and Zeiss lenses for somwhat recent video lenses, especially on the D800 which I use as a backup broadcast camera….

    • Aaron

      Samyang* sue me, im on my phone..

  • Blahh. That front element’s sexy. But, nothing else about the lens is really all that interesting unless it seriously bests Sigma and Tokina’s offerings. But, I kind of doubt it will (or will at least have a tough time with Tokina)..


    • Jojo

      Be assured Mark that “it seriously bests Sigma and Tokina’s offerings”. This is a 10mm corrected lens, not a fisheye – there is as yet nothing like it for the format.

  • Aurèle

    Samyang is really active company ! They never stop producing new lens

    Can wait to see this 😀

    • They have to be agressive to compete.

  • Fishguy

    …and if there was a Nikon D400, I’d have a new camera to attach this to! I can’t see investing in more DX glass if Nikon isn’t going to support the format with new pro bodies.

  • Allen W.

    Why bother with third party when Nikon makes the 10.5mm at a fair price for a very good DX lens? I use it on the D2x with software correction to rectilinear and consider it a very good lens for its rather specialized purpose.

    • MRGABE

      nikon’s 10.5 is a fisheye

  • mathOS

    Fantastic ! The ultra-wilde rectilinear I was waiting for (f/2.8 is even 1 stop brighter than expected).

    I wonder what the price will be…

    Well done, Samsung 🙂

    • mathOS

      Samyang, not Samsung :-p

  • Joe

    If it can take hood off, It can be use as a circular fisheye on Full frame for sure –
    like some people that shave Nikkor 10.5 hood off.
    For me, I’ll go for 2nd hand 10.5 – It’s good and Pro glass construction.

    • MRGABE

      now that you mention it, since i use samyang lenses for video and i plan to get the D600, i might get this lens as opposed to the 14mm, since the barrel distortion on the 14mm is pretty bad. ALL depends on how this does with barrel distortion and how much it will cost. i’m guessing around $500.

    • Where does it say it’s a fisheye?

    • Jojo

      Not quite the same thing. It works with the Nikon 10.5 because there is no obstruction to the full image once the hood is cut off.

      This is a corrected rectilinear lens; there could be internal baffles that would stop the full circular image being projected. In any case, the image circle would be approaching 30mm, so the top and bottom would be cut off by the 24mm FF sensor height. Although Samyang deciding on a removable hood does suggest there may be some scope for FF dabbling.

      • Joe

        OMG, how I misunderstand this lens.
        10-16 mm prime for DX is missing so long, I really want wide angle prime for my DX body. From the pictures, I think it’s larger from what I expected DX wide angle prime would be , want to try when it come to store.

  • again you cant use filters with it (like for the 14), the only thing that stopped me ! How do you use a landcape lense without filters ?

    • Shanti

      Exactly what I was thinking… No filters 🙁

  • Sebastian

    What filters would you want to use?
    Most of the time, 10 mm is too wide for a polarizer. Anything else can be done with HDR and post.
    Ok, so that’s a simplification. But not so far off.
    I’m thinking this will be nice for night photography. Sure the tokina is 2.8 as well, but a prime oughta be sharper.

  • fred

    Any update on this lens?

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