After the release of the Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4 and XP 85mm f/1.2, the company has now announced the latest “XPert” lens, the 50mm f/1.2.
With this announcement, Samyang pushes itself further into the premium lens market. That’s quite a journey from where they began, creating budget-friendly lenses with solid optics and no frills. This is their third lens in the XP series for Canon EF mount, which as Samyang will tell you is “created under the motto of ‘Excellence in Performance.’”
The XP 50mm f/1.2 lens is touted to resolve on cameras that shoot 50 megapixel stills or 8K video. The construction is made up of 11 elements in 8 groups, including 1 aspherical element and 1 high-refractive element. Their Ultra Multi Coating is said to also help control ghosting and flare.
As the name suggests, the maximum aperture is f/1.2 with a minimum of f/16 all the way stopped down. The XP 50mm features nine aperture blades.
Sizing it up, the lens is 4.6 inches long and has a diameter of 3.7 inches. It lens weighs 2.7 pounds with the lens hood and caps on.
The Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 will be available in March and is priced at EUR 949 (~$1172).
More information on the lens and sample images can be seen on the Samyang website.