Samyang Optics is about to release a new lens with the perspective control function — Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC. The official product presentation will take place on September 18th 2012, during international photographic Photokina fairs held in Cologne.
New Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography. The product will be also extremely useful when convergence of the lines in the frame is required. Owing to the mechanism of optical axis tilt, focus depth operation brings utterly new quality and possibilities, enabling photographers to shape the image according to their individual needs, both on digital and nalog carriers.
Optical design of Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC comprises of sixteen lenses arranged in eleven groups, including two aspherical lens and two lens made of ED glass with low dispersion factor. Thanks to this solution, the lens perfectly reproduces detailed elements and gives splendid image plasticity, also with the T-S function on. Each optical component of the product was covered with multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coatings, which provide great light transmission factor, high contrasts and render only natural colors of the photographed scene. With sophisticated optics and developed T-S function, Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is currently the most advanced lens produced by Samyang Optics and may compete with similar lenses of other brands.
Tilt-Shift function in Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and individual adjustment of the focus plane angle by +/-8.5 and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 millimeters. To make Tilt-Shift function even more seamless, both the lens mount as well as 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), while mount of the lens may be rotated both in left and right direction by 90 degrees, also with 30 degree adjustment.
Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC will be available with mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony A.
Full lens specs at the Samyang website.
MMM Tilt-shift goodness!
I know. I really want to play with this thing!
I want to go to there.
Do you think it will be better than Canon TS-E 24L or Nikon 24 PC-E? I dont think so. But I think it will be cheaper.
Who knows, but the Samyang 35mm 1.4 is certainly on par with the Nikon 35mm 1.4. It handles some stuff better than it, even. And it's 1/3 of the price.
Samyang prices are slowly creeping up as they get better and more popular. I'm betting it will be 2/3 the price of the CaNikon equivalents. Any more and too many people will spring for the difference. Hoping for 1/3 the full price of lenses is probably a recipe for Samyang to go out of business - and we don't want that.
I need that!
I would be surprised if it was a third the price. From what I've heard canon losses money on every tilt shift lens they make. Mostly because the demand for them is not that high and they are difficult to build. But if I could get one for under $700 I would be all about it.
Fully agreed! I'm very excited for this lens. After this it'll definitely be time for me to upgrade to full frame!
Any one been to Photkina and seen one yet?
I wouldn't buy it. I use Canon tilt shift lenses. Yes, they are expensive but because they are very difficult to build. Samyang is not good even at fixed lenses - no way they can make good quality tilt shift