Samyang launches new fisheye lens
Samyang Optics has announced the latest addition to their range of manual focus lenses, the 8mm 1:2.8 UMC Fish-eye lens designed specifically for Sony NEX and Samsung NX cameras.
Complimenting the existing fisheye lenses available in other mounts, the Samyang 8mm 1:2.8 UMC Fisheye is currently the smallest and the brightest fisheye lens, available in Sony NEX and Samsung NX mounts. It a fast aperture within an exceptionally compact size.
The optical construction of the lens relies on a system of 10 lenses arranged in 8 groups. They include one aspherical (AS) lens and two lenses made of extra low dispersion glass (ED). These provide sharpness for the entire field of view and a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens surfaces are covered with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings enhancing light transmission and maximising contrast.
Samyang 8mm 1:2.8 UMC Fish-eye is a manual lens that will be marketed with Sony E (NEX) and Samsung NX mounts. In both cases its maximum angle of view will amount to 180 degrees, with a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 metres.
The lens is due for release early July 2012. Expected street price will be £279.99 / Euros 349.99.
Focus type: Manual only
Aperture range: f/2.8-22
Optical construction: 10 elements in 12 groups (1 aspherical lens, 2 ED lenses)
Minimum focusing distance: 0.3m (1ft)
Visit www.samyang.co.uk for more details.
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