Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

December 6, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | 3 Comments | |
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The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is a new manual-focus, rectilinear ultra-wide angle lens for cameras with APS-C and FourThirds sized sensors. With an optical formula comprising fourteen elements in ten groups, the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS offers an angle of view of 109.5° on Fuji, Nikon, Pentax, Samsung and Sony bodies, 105.9° on Canon DSLRS and CSCs, and 93.4° on (Micro) Four Thirds models. Other key features include a nano-crystal anti-reflex coating, a manual aperture ring, an integrated hood, one extra-low dispersion and two aspeherical lens elements, a close-focus point of 25cm and a six-bladed iris diaphragm. The lens will be available from the end of January 2014. The suggested retail price for the Nikon version, which has a CPU to enable open-aperture metering and the use of various non-manual exposure modes, is £469.99. All other fittings carry a suggested retail price of £429.99.

Samyang Press Release

Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS

December 6th 2013 - Samyang release new wide-angle 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens in APS-C format.

Samyang has introduced a focused development program to obtain the highest possible optical parameters and reduce the product's size at the same time. These efforts resulted in the latest version of Samyang 10 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens featuring parameters and capabilities comparable to the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses on the market.

The new Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is an ideal tool for indoor, architecture and landscape photography. It provides an exceptionally wide field of view of up to 109.5 degrees and rectilinear image mapping function. Owing to a fast f/2.8 lens speed you can also use the lens in low light conditions as well as sports photography and photojournalism purposes. The product's optics comprises 14 elements divided into 10 groups, this includes 2 aspherical AS lenses and one lens made of extra-low dispersion glass. During development works on the prototype version the lens was fitted with an embedded lens hood which ensures a more compact size and reduces its weight by approximately 160 grams*.

* - applicable to a version with Canon E mount

NCS - Nano Coating System

The Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first Samyang Optics lens to feature a nano crystal anti-reflection coating system. This technology provides a lower reflection factor than (U)MC system as the coating is now applied more evenly on the surface of the lens. Benefits brought by the nano crystal layer include better light transmission, increased resistance to reflections and higher contrast, and all of this translates into supreme optical resolution of the lens.

The lens will be available from the end of January 2014.

The suggested retail price for the Nikon version is £469.99 inc VAT

All other fittings carry a suggested retail price of £429.99 inc VAT

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#1 Andrew

OMGosh. Finally. I've been waiting so long for this lens. I cant wait. I hope you review it.

Make sure to check for the odd mustache distortion seen in the 14mm.

1:38 pm - Friday, December 6, 2013

#2 George

To bad its not for full frame Toronto Wedding Photographer

9:37 pm - Sunday, December 15, 2013

#3 Samyang Lens UK

Although it has been a wait, the Samyang 10mm should be worth it for users with APS-C sensor sizes. It is envisaged that the distortion will be minimised, and linear, and not of the moustache type. Hope that Helps.

11:58 am - Tuesday, December 24, 2013