Note: as mentioned on earlier posts and below at this article, Samyang, Rokinon and Bower are actually the same lens. You’ll more likely find Samyang brand name in Europe, but Rokinon and Bower in North America.
Today Samyang has announced their new 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens.
Below we quote the press release, but don’t miss additional information at bottom.
Samyang Optics is proud to inform about the upcoming release of the new Samyang lens 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC.
Optics of the lens has been constructed based on the system of 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups. It should be noted that 4 lenses has been made of the low-dispersion glass (ED), while two another are aspheric lenses. We have also employed multi-layered and anti-reflexive coatings of UMC type adding to the perfect light transmission. Samyang 24 mm F1.4 ED AS UMC has been designed to work with most popular reflex cameras produced by renown manufacturers and equipped with small-image sensors or smaller. The lens will be available with a mount for the following systems: Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon AE, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha.
24mm focus is tailor-made for most of the sensors available on the market today. In the case of full-frame cameras, it constitutes a high-quality wide-angle lens perfect for street, landscape and architecture shooting. Whereas photographers using DX sensors will get just perfect lens for the purposes of calmer journalist and landscape photography. The lens attached to Four Thirds cameras will create a universal and bright construction corresponding to the 50mm focus.
The lens should be available for sale by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2012. The exact price will be announced at a later date. Soon, we will be able to present sample photos taken with this sophisticated device.
According to our source, this will be another great high quality lens. We expect the new 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC to be available in October/November.
Samyang has been building very good lenses suitable for photography and video purposes.
NOTE: In USA and Canada you can buy these lenses rebranded as Rokinon, Bower and few other names. The most common ones are the mentioned, though.
Samyang high quality fast lenses represent a great and affordable alternative to those three to four times more expensive lenses made by Canon and Nikon, not only for video/filmmaking, but also for photography purposes.
A common question is: What will the price of the Samyang / Rokinon / Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC be? Well, our source told us that it will be very similar to the current Samyang / Rokinon / Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC.
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