After a four-month break, the Korean company Samyang upgraded its arsenal of lenses with two new lenses - the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC, for still photographs, and the Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC, intended for video recording using DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Namely, this company stated that these two lenses will be displayed at Photokina 2014, which will take place next month in Cologne, Germany.
Both of lenses are designed for full-frame sensors, and according to the statement on Samyang's official website, they will be sold packaged with 10 mounts, so that they could be combined with the following camera brands: Nikon, Canon EOS, Pentax K, Sony Alpha, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds.
Both of these lenses are composed of 9 elements in 6 groups, which include a single aspherical and a hybrid aspherical lens, while the minimum focusing distance required in order for the focus to function properly totals 45 cm. The field of view is 46.2 degrees, and owing to a high light transmission value, it provides superior image quality, even in low light conditions. What is more, all the lens elements are covered with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings, which results in high contrast and faithful color reproduction.
What makes a sharp difference between the lens aimed at video recording (VDSLR) and the one intended for photographing (DSLR) is the fact that on the former (50mm T1.5 AS UMC) the aperture ring will be separated from the focus gear ring.
The suggested retail price for the Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC, intended for video recording, has already been released and it totals £479.99, while the price of the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC, aimed at still photographs, is still to be announced.