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September 21, 2010

Two new Samyang lenses, video-priority 8mm f3.5 fisheye and 14mm f2.8 for Nikon

In addition to the multi-mount 35mm f1.4 manual lens announced last week, Samyang has revealed two more new special-interest lenses at Photokina! The first one is a new variation of the 8mm f3.5 fish-eye lens for HD-DSLRs (Canon, Nikon), as it is can be adapted to work with a "Follow Focus" system. This is not exactly the same lens, the Samyang news page explains the differences:

"Comparing it to the photographic version with smoothly adjustable aperture, the casing’s shape was modified and sharpness adjusting rings have been replaced by bars. This modification allows to smoothly and precisely set parameters with the use of Follow Focus system. In order to facilitate reading the distance during filming, indexes have been reversed by 90°. What is more, tulip casing in Samyang V-DSLR 8 mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye CS has been replaced by wide collar."

The second special-interest lens is the 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC created for the Nikon mount, providing an electronic system connection that enables the flow of information between camera and lens. This is a new lens, in addition to the standard 14mm f2.8 lens available in the traditional SLR mounts that was announced one year ago at Fauxtokina 2009.

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