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

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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 РSamyang 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