Samyang has announced a new 35mm lens. How much will it cost and when will it be available?
Samyang introduces a new 35mm F1.4 lens. What surprised Samyang this time? Since when and how much can you buy new Korean glass? First of all, tell us about the mount – this is the glass for Sony mounters , that is, with the Sony E. mount. This allows the AF motor to be mounted so that the focus is automatically set. Significantly, the lens is compatible with the full frame. It is worth adding that the glass offers a high brightness, because F1.4. Interestingly, the minimum opening – F16. I do not know what it is dictated, but it is not an extremely low value. It is interesting how the lens behaves with a closed shutter.The glass is made up of 11 lenses arranged in 9 groups. Two of them will be aspherical, the coating will be Ultra Multi Coating. We set the focus from 30 cm. The diameter is 67mm, which is pleasing because the filters will not be very expensive. The lens, without the sun visor or caps, weighs 645 grams, which is less than the analogue Sigma A 35mm F1.4 . The lens should be very precise and offer excellent quality. In other words – designed for advanced and demanding users. How much will we pay for it? The lens was priced at £ 599 , less than $ 2900 . Reasonably, especially since Samyang usually offers very good quality products. The lens is expected to be available from November. For more information on manufacturer's website .