Just days ahead of the CP+ photography exhibition trade show in Japan, Samyang Optics launched the Samyang XP 10mm f3.5 – or as they call it the “world’s widest, distortion-free prime lens”.
No stranger to super-wide optics, Samyang have a really popular 14mm T3.1 that is also optimise for video in their VDSLR range, which was also ported into their more cine-oriented XEEN range, but their latest XP lens is tailored more towards those photographers seeking the most awe-inspiring massive vistas without the compromise of a fish-eye look.
The ‘distortion-free’ Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 is a full-frame lens that will first debut with a Canon EF mount, with Nikon F to follow at some point in the next few months.
The new XP 10mm f3.5 lens provides the ultimate in ultra-wide-angle coverage (up to 130° angle of view), and has an optical formula that boasts 18 elements in 11 groups, including 3 extra low dispersion lenses designed to compact any distortion and aberrations effectively. Samyang’s UMC (Ultra-Multi-Coating) technology battles flare and ghosting artifacts.
Built for DSLRs with high resolution sensors of 50+ megapixels (but will do just fine on a 5D Mark IV too) Samyang are targeting landscape and architecture photographers with their latest XP lens. As with the rest of the XP range, the new XP 10mm f3.5 features a solid metal build and is also a manual focus lens only. With the proper adapter you can adapt this lens to a Sony Alpha camera and use it for both video and stills of course.
Samyang XP 10mm f3.5 Specifications
- Model name: XP 10mm F3.5
- Sensor Coverage: 35mm Full Frame
- Aperture range: f/3.5~f/22
- Lens optical construction: 18 Elements in 11 Groups
- Special optical elements: ASP x3, HR x1, ED x3
- Coating: UMC
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.26m (0.85ft)
- Magnification Ratio: x 0.07
- Diaphragm Blades: 7
- Filter size: None
- Maximum Lens Diameter: 95.0mm
- Mount: Canon EF (Nikon F to be announced)
- Angle of view:
- Full Frame 130˚ / ASP-C: 104˚
- Length: 98.1mm / Weight 731g
The new Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 lens is expected to start shipping in March 2019 with a suggested retail price of £950/€1,100/$ 1,250 US for the Canon EF mount version; the Nikon F is to make an appearance soon after. For sample photographs and more info head over to Samyang.
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