After many months of waiting, it is finally here. Samyang has officially announced their 10mm f/2.8 UWA lens. If it is anything like their other prime lenses, it will be a very decent lens.
I have been thinking about their 8mm for the longest time now, but 2 things have held me back: 1) the amount of distortion and the effort to correct it. 2) will I use it so much that the novelty will wear off, relegating it to my shelf? I’m thinking that the distortion would bother me the most, especially the time to fix it.
The 8mm may still find it’s way onto my camera; but for now, I am seriously going to be looking at this 10mm.
When I had my Nikon, I had a Tamron 10-24 and I do miss it. I really like to take wide angle shots, especially inside churches. The nice thing about it, was the fact that there was none of that “fish-eye” distortion to deal with.
Fuji has a 10-24 on their road map, but it has been delayed until February. Though, if the rumors about it’s price are correct, they can delay it until hell freezes over for all I care. The Samyang will surely be more cost-effective.
Samyang will be making the lens for 9 different mounts, including the X mount. However, I have read that the lens itself is not specifically designed for mirrorless cameras. If you look at the specs for each mount the lens comes in, you will notice differences in the weight and length of the lens. I am thinking that has something to do with the different mounts they have on the lens.
Here are the specs:
Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
Optics: 14 elements, 10 groups (2 ASP, 1 ED)
Minimum focus distance: 0.25m
Aperture blades: 6
Angle of view: 109.5 degrees
Special coating: Nano Crystal Anti-Reflection (better contrast, less reflection & better light transmission)
Thanks for looking.
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