Samyang reveals 10mm F2.8 wideangle prime lens for APS-C

Samyang has just sent out a press release saying they will be unveiling a prototype of a 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens at Photokina this year. It will have a 110 degree angle of view which means it will be the widest angle prime lense for APS-C/DX format SLRs.

It is anticipated to go on sale at the end of 2012.

Press Release:

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.

Source: DP Review

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