Samyang announced the release of their new 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens for Canon today and it is now available for pre-order on B&H with a price tag of $529.00. Orders of this lens are scheduled to ship on March 25. It seems like it will be a manual focus lens with no word on the autofocus capability that was spinning the rumor mill.
The Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens is a prime, manual focus wide-angle lens that is built to be used with APS-C image sensors. There is a huge 105.9 degree angle of view which makes it perfect for interior, architectural, and landscape photography applications. "One extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion in order to produce sharper images. Additionally, a nano crystal anti-reflection coating system (NCS) has been applied to lens elements in order to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved light transmission and more contrast-rich imagery."
Personally, I would have loved to see some auto-focus in this new lens. I am a huge fan of wide angle lens so I will definitely be tracking down some more information and tests of this as they come out to see if I decide to pursue this product as a new addition to my bag.
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Designed for APS-C-Sized Sensors
- One ED and Two Aspherical Elements
- Nano Crystal Anti-Reflection Coating
- Manual Focus Design
If you are interested in pre-ordering this lens or getting more info, you can visit the official B&H product listing here