Budget optics maker and indie filmmaker favourite, Samyang continue their Summer Blockbuster announcement series by announcing two new APS-C lenses for mirrorless cameras. The new manual focus 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS and its cine version – the Samyang 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS cine prime. These standard angle manual focus lenses are designed for the latest generation mirrorless cameras with APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors and will be available in Sony E mount, as well as Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X, and Canon M. These lenses, in particular the cine version will be a perfect match for the upcoming Fujifilm XT2 4K mirrorless camera, but Sony a6300 shooters can also add it to their shopping list. Of course, any camcorder using a MFT chip or Super-35 will be able to take advantage of these new lenses, much like the rest of the APS-C lineup from Samyang.
A 9 blade aperture ensures smooth and pleasing bokeh, while both lenses feature Samyang’s Ultra Multi Coating technology with two aspherical lenses among the 9 glass elements based in 7 groups to minimise chromatic aberration and ghosting artifacts. The lenses can take 62mm front screw-on filters and the minimum focusing distance is 0.38m.
Weight-wise the lenses tip the scales between 420-433 grams depending on mount. Both lenses should start shipping sometime in September at a MSRP of around $499 USD or 449 Euros for the 35mm f1.2 stills version, and $560 USD or 499 Euros for the 35mm T1.3 cine version.
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