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Samyang unveils 10mm f2.8 lens for APS-C

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New to the market third party lens maker Samyang has just announced a lens that many sub-frame shooters have been dreaming about for years: a 10mm f2.8 that will feature a massive 109 degree field of view. Until now, the ultrawide, fast aperture rectlinear lens has been the sole preserve of FF digital/film shooters with the 14 f2.8s that many manufacturers already produce.

So, what of the new lens?

The lens made its first appearance back at Photokina 2012 as a prototype, so it is a long time in coming. As for specifics, the lens is manual focus (as is the norm for the company) and is the first Samyang lens to feature nano crystal coating, which is designed to improve light transmission while reducing internal reflections. Optically, the lens features 14 elements in 10 groups and includes a pair of aspherical elements as well as one of low-dispersion glass.

As is the norm for such a wide, fast lens, the lens features a bulbous front element and a built-in hood. As an item of note: Samyang originally designed the lens with a removable hood, but changed to a built-in version like the FF equivalent 14s. Result: a weight-saving of about 5 ounces!

Want one yet? The good news is that the lens will be produced for all sub-frame mounts, both mirrored and mirrorless. The bad news: a MSRP has not yet been announced for the U.S. market.

For more info:
Press release

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