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12-05-2013, 07:04 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Samyang 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS SC

Third-party, but news for Pentax users all the same, as it is coming in K mount.

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Samyang has announced the 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS SC, a wide-angle manual focus prime for APS-C format cameras. It's the company's first lens to feature nano crystal coating for increased light transmission and reduced internal reflections. With a 15mm equivalent angle of view (20mm equivalent on Micro Four Thirds), it'll be made in mounts for all current SLR and mirrorless systems. The lens features an integrated petal-type hood, and the aperture is set manually by a ring on the barrel. It'll go on sale at the end of January 2014 at an RRP of 469.99 for Nikon AE mount, or 429.99 for all other versions.


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That one's been on my radar for a while now, but I thought for sure it'd be FF-compatible. Also expected it to be about that price, but in dollars. And the non-removable hood means it'll be a beast to store. Still not counting it out, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
That one's been on my radar for a while now, but I thought for sure it'd be FF-compatible. Also expected it to be about that price, but in dollars. And the non-removable hood means it'll be a beast to store. Still not counting it out, though.
That still translates to $500 or less most of the time (since we don't pay VAT, amongst other reasons). It could be a reasonable price, depending on how good the lens is. However, I must admit that I had around $400 in the back of my mind all along, especially considering typical Samyang prices, and the fact that it's only MF. But at least it should be cheaper than my Sigma 8-16, which is excellent overall, but not so strong wider than 10mm anyway, and much slower (2 full stops). Also, the AF is virtually useless at these focal lengths - it's the only AF lens I don't use the AF on (fortunately the infinity mark is perfectly aligned on my copy). I was very interested in the Samyang when it was first announced, but I couldn't wait forever.

It'd been delayed for so long I thought it was going to be next summer, so this is good. Hopefully K-mount is available sooner rather than later.


But FF? The best FF WA lens is the Nikon 14-24. And no one I can think of goes wider than 12mm (e.g. Sigma 12-24). So even in a prime, 10mm FF would be highly unusual.

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12-05-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
But FF? The best FF WA lens is the Nikon 14-24. And no one I can think of goes wider than 12mm (e.g. Sigma 12-24). So even in a prime, 10mm FF would be highly unusual.
Well I know, but aren't the other Samyang offerings FF? Maybe I'm mistaken about that.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Well I know, but aren't the other Samyang offerings FF? Maybe I'm mistaken about that.
The 8mm is APS-C.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Well I know, but aren't the other Samyang offerings FF? Maybe I'm mistaken about that.
Well you're right, the 14(/13)mm lens is FF, as are most of the Samyangs (but not all, as in the example elliott just pointed out).
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Sounds like a cool lens. Have to say I love my Sigma 8-16 at 8. Just wish Pentax would make 8 show up in exif data properly.

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10mm at f/2.8 makes for a great lens for capturing the night sky (without star trails). Which makes it an expensive lens because all other UWA needs are covered by my Sigma 8-16 which is much more flexible. Looking forward to seeing how it performs wide open.

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If this lens is optically good wide open I will be very interested for night sky , if is good corrected without to much barrel than probably will replace tamron 10-24 for interiors and architecture.
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The official samples at NEW! Samyang 10mm f/2.8 are impressive to say the least. As I just posted in another thread, I received my new Samyang 16mm f/2 yesterday and it is breathtakingly sharp right into the extreme corners with only minimal CA. Quite some distortion however.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
The official samples at NEW! Samyang 10mm f/2.8 are impressive to say the least. As I just posted in another thread, I received my new Samyang 16mm f/2 yesterday and it is breathtakingly sharp right into the extreme corners with only minimal CA. Quite some distortion however.
Yep, looks pretty good.
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Hmmm, at 580g for a rarely-used lens (for me, YMWV) I think I'll stick with my lighter 8mm fisheye.

Weight wimps unite!

Edit - ouch, didn't see the price. Definitely makes my $200 fisheye a keeper!

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Sexcellent news!

$500 does seem pricey, but this will be the widest and fastest rectalinear lens for Pentax.
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Weight too much
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I was looking for a wide fast lens for Aurora Borealis and didn't find any perfect lens for Pentax. Right now I have the Sigma 20/1.8.
I was looking at zooms, but they are all pretty slow for the northern lights (where are you Tokina?).
I was looking at the 14/2.8 or the 16/2.0 but non are really that extremely wide.
I was looking at the 15/4 but it's a tad slow.
I was looking at the Sigma 10/2.8 fisheye, but it's less versatile due to being a fisheye.

Then this one got a release date!
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