Finally a Tilt and Shift Lens for Pentax

Courtesy of Samyang and their new 24mm T-S lens

By PF Staff in Third-Party Announcements on Sep 7, 2012

Samyang has announced a 24 mm tilt and shift lens, the Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC, that will be available in Pentax K-mount among the usual others. It is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography.  This is the first lens of its kind for Pentax- the last update along these lines occurred in the 1970's, with the debut of the SMC Pentax-K 28mm F3.5 Shift lens.

The Tilt-Shift function in the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and fine adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5 degrees and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 mm. Both the lens mount and the Tilt-Shift section may be rotated on the optical axis. The Tilt-Shift section may be rotated left by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment) and the mount of the lens may be rotated in both directions by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment).

This lens will be showcased at Photokina and will go on sale shortly thereafter.


Manufacturer Samyang Optics
Model Samyang T-S 24mm F/3.5 ED AS UMC
Lens type Wide angle Tilt / Shift lens for Full frame or cropped sensors
Focal length 24 mm
Maximum aperture F/3.5
Min aperture F/22
Angle of view 59.9 deg. (56.9 deg. for APS-C)
Min focusing distance 0.20m
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Focus type MF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction 16 element, 11 groups (2x Aspheric elements)
Dimensions 110.5 - 113mm x 86.0mm
Weight Unknown
Lens Rotation Maximum Tilt Amount:+/- 8.5 deg; Maximum Shift Amount: +/- 12mm. Between Tilt  and Shift Rotation: 90 deg Left (click stop for every 30 deg step). Mount Rotation: 90 deg Left and Right (click stop for every 30 deg step).
Filter Size 82mm


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