Samyang 10mm f/2.8 for MFT and FT coming.

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Patrick from Fujirumors found that reference to a new Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens. These are the specs:

Specification 1:2.8 10mm ED AS UMC CS
Aperture Range F2.8 ~ 22
Optical Construction 14 Element in 10 Groups (2 ASPHERICAL LENS)
Angle of View 109.5˚(APS-C)
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m (0.82ft)
Filter Size NONE
Length 76.7 ~ 105.5 mm
Maximum Diameter Ф86mm
Weight 710 ~ 740g
Mount Canon EOS, Canon M, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Sony-E, FUJIFILM X, Samsung NX, Four-thirds, Micro Four-thrids
Lens Coating Multi-coating

 

eBay links to all different branded Samyang lenses:
Samyang , Walimex , Rokinon , Opteka , Falcon , Vivitar andBower .

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  • adaptor-or-die

    I’ve been tempted by the 7.5mm for some time, it’s output, price, the worst aspect being fisheye which limits it’s use. Now 10mm … expecting the output to be similar. Can’t wait to see this one for sale soon!

    • Duarte Bruno

      Just get it! You won’t ever regret it.
      This is the lens that never leaves my bag, day or night, indoors or outdoors, portrait or landscape.
      Even if you don’t like the fisheye effect, you can defish it to Panini Projection with near zero IQ loss.

      • Uberzone

        I love my 7.5mm, fantastic lens at a great price. It is a shame that they have not made any other m4/3 native lenses. I totally understand why they are going with this strategy, it makes good business sense. One lens, many mounts. But I simply have no interest in these if they are not designed specifically for m4/3. I will just buy a full frame legacy lens instead, it is much more versatile.

  • tomas

    700g ??? thats not worth extra 2mm over Oly 12mm f/2

    • blohum

      My thoughts precisely, especially when the 9-18 is only 155grams… I know this is a lot faster but that’s still a big chunk of glass to carry.

    • veteran of light

      don’t be fooled, the lower you go, the more important the millimeters are…

      20mm vs 24mm FOV is totally different, I suspect you would need to go 100m further back to get the same composition (maybe not composition but to fit the same objects inside the frame)

      anyway, 700g+ is something I steered away long ago, the reason I sold all big kit was going light and small – I still be repeating myself:

      GF1 + 20mm changed the world, then m43 just wen down (increased the size and price…)

  • Mikolaj

    It will be normal dSLR lens with a longer tube to mount it in the right place… For architecture only in my opinion. Good with shift adapter – and for this exactly I will buy one.

    • Vince

      I have zero interest in a lens designed for aps-c dslrs and the added weight & size that comes with it. The entire reason I moved to m43 is because of high quality small lenses.

      However I am looking forward to a native m43 uwa prime, hopefully 7-8mm.

      Fail.

  • pizza4D

    Wow, 740 g and 104 mm on MFT. I guess that’s because it covers APS-C?

    • MarcoSartoriPhoto

      My thought also.

    • Phred

      MFT is just an afterthought for this lens…….

    • Duarte Bruno

      Too heavy, I’m not interested.

    • Hubertus Bigend

      No, that’s mainly because it’s designed for DSLR mounts with their longer registration distance. If it was designed for, say, E-Mount, and thus for APS-C but still for mirrorless, the size difference compared to a dedicated MFT design wouldn’t have been that much at all.

    • Mr. Reeee

      YOUCH!

  • Salty

    Wow that was 10 seconds of excitement till I saw the specs….

    • Anonymous

      See the order they list the various mounts and you understand their priorities. Oh well. We shall wait a little longer than, for a suitable WA prime lens <12mm. I can do that. I have plenty to look for in the upcoming EM1 combo ehe eh eh

    • Henrik

      Me too. Short excitement, and then a cold shower of specs. Also no filter thread it seems? I want to attach close-up lens or polarizer. Maybe there’s something wrong with the specs, maybe they copy-pasted them from a different item and didn’t fill in the proper specs?

      Certainly a prime around 9 – 10 mm would be very welcome, and with stabilization and AF at that. (I know you disagree, but i write it anyway.)

  • Could be interesting with the Speed Booster – a 7.5mm F2! But the combo would have more than 800 grams :(.

    • alonzo

      It is for aps-c , not full frame . You con not use it with speedbooster

      • aar2121

        Of course you can.. Look up information about the speed booster. Full frame AND apsc lenses cover mft.

        • Ivo

          Hmm that would also mean that with a speed booster you might get a mighty interesting travel lens from lets say a 28-300 3,5/6,3 tamron made for canon…
          Of course we are not talking quality…. But the question arises what range you actually get on a m43 calculated back to ff something like 18-190 2,2/4,0 not to mention that any m43 will be relative small behind that combo.

      • Kyle

        Metabones confirmed that the Micro 4/3 Speedbooster works with APS-C lenses on Micro 4/3 cameras WITHOUT Vignetteing. Look it up before posting.

  • alonzo

    Filter Size NONE = no any filter

  • dr who

    What about that TS 24mm? Anyone tried that?

  • kl

    now the ts 24 is interesting

  • I have the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Nikon FX and the 7.5mm fisheye for mft and they’re both excellent pieces of glass. The color reproduction is average, somewhere between a kit lens and a pro lens but the sharpness is pro level.

  • Anonymous

    I think people overlook the Pany wide and fisheye converter for the 14 and 14-42X. The fisheye has a 120 angle of view, which is wider than 7 mm and it’s pretty decent, but the wide converter seems to have some secret sauce in the glass and really produces some nice contrast and color on the 14 2.5 Also they both work on the new 14-42 MK2, but you have to zoom out to about 18 mm to stop the vignetting.

    • I’ve looked into them, but the sample images I have seen show mushy corners, which does not meet my needs. Maybe I’ll find a way to try it for myself.

    • Dec

      I am using the 14mm/f2.5 with the wide converter regularly on my GF3 because MFT is missing an affordable “ultra wide” prime or zoom. The resulting 11mm make a pretty big difference for landscape shots etc., and so far I have not seen any quality loss.
      The only obvious problem is that it defeats the compactness of the 14mm :/.

      I would very much welcome a decent 9 or 10mm prime, but not at that weight.

  • Kyle

    YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!

    I shoot architecture interiors and my new E-P5 arrives on Wednesday. I have been waiting for this day!!!!

    Hope it is similar optical quality as the 85mm 1.8. At lease as good as possible considering the wide angle.

    • AMVR

      I had the same reaction until I actually read the specs, 700g !? WTF, hell no, if I’m going to compromise on weight and size I much prefer to go all the way to MF. Just what kind of benefit does 3rd party support bring to m4/3 if all they’re doing is APS-C monstrosities like this one. I’m hoping SLR magic comes up with a 10 or 9mm prime, they also do one-mount-fits-all lenses, but at least they try to stay within m4/3 sizes, this Samyang defeats the purpose even for APS-C

  • Real Camera Owner

    LOL this lens is a telephoto on puny four thirds!

    • Kyle

      20mm Full Frame equivalent is telephoto???

  • Anonymousse

    Bummer, it’s not a native m43 mount.

  • Don’t forget that 4/3 has 9-18/f.4 which is slower, but much lighter at 250 gr. It is also much better than the m4/3 and by now half as expensive. A good match for the E-M1.

  • AdamT

    Shame Samyang isn’t making more dedicated MFT lenses; the 7.5mm fisheye is such a little gem. I’m guessing they could have produced a 10mm/2.8 MFT-only lens at half the weight or less of the announced lens.

  • Since the 10mm lens is designed to be used on DSLR cameras, with a long register distance, it is going to be very large. Hence, its not optimized for mirrorless cameras. This will be an interesting lens for people who still use DSLRs, but not for Micro Four Thirds.

    • Kyle

      It is obviously NOT designed for full frame DSLR since 10mm rectilinear (Perspective Corrected) would be almost impossible for full frame under $10,000. So it is designed for crop sensor which is about 1.5X. Micro 4/3 is 2X. Not that much less than the maximum image circle of the lens.

  • Mr. Reeee

    10mm f2.8. Excellent!
    But holy crap, that be one big-ass lens!

    Hopefully, it’ll be good addition to the M4/3 stable of lenses.
    Too bad it won’t be a true native M4/3 lens, but at least we’ll have it as an option… tripod pretty much mandatory!

    C’mon Oly, Panasonic and… we can only dream… Voigtländer, hop to and deliver a true native M4/3 10mm lens!

    • Anonymous

      Tripod is so passé. Have you heard about 5-axis IBIS? It comes with a couple of m43 cameras, you know. No need of tripod for 80% or more of my photos that before required one. YMMV though. But I know, you are a purist of the “perfect posture” doctrine, whatever floats your boat..

      • CarDusan

        I wanna know how much the 5a stabilization will help when shooting star trails or milky way or aurora lights – for which you need really wide angle lens and more often then not fast aperture – exactly this type of the lens. Also most of those are focused manually on LCD.

    • XYZ

      Tripod is so passé. Have you heard about 5-axis IBIS? It comes with a couple of m43 cameras, you know. No need of tripod for 80% or more of my photos that before required one. YMMV though. But I know, you are a purist of the “perfect posture” doctrine, whatever floats your boat..

      • +1. In an UWA it’s even more ridiculous going for a large aperture, since handshake is limited by the wide field of view.

        Certainly a large aperture can help you to manual focus in a dark environment, but then you end up carrying more than 1 kg of stuff (camera + lens).

        UWAs are really a case where it is better to stay native, instead of listening to lenses effetes.

      • AMVR

        I don’t think he mentions tripod for the purpose of stabilization (hardly necessary with a fast UWA at high shutter speeds) but rather for the purpose of coping with the weight, in which case I agree, 700g of lens hanging on the lens mount could be too much for some bodies.

        The worst thing about this lens is that since no one is going to buy it for m4/3, the only message that Samyang will read from the poor sales is that m4/3 is not worth the trouble.

        • Meh

          Either that, and that wouldn’t be a problem since we (atleast I) are not interested in this kind of “mft” lens.
          OR someone does some research, finds out why it isn’t soldby reading forums like this and they see the wrongs of their ways and give us something we (again I) are willing to buy

        • Mr. Reeee

          Yes, the weight.

          No amount of electronic stabilization will negate heavy shaking while trying to focus. 😉

  • Kyle

    Yes, I confirmed that the Metabones Micro 4/3 Speedbooster works with APS-C lenses on Micro 4/3 cameras WITHOUT vignetteing. Crop factor Micro 4/3 = 2X and then speedbooster = 0.71X plus one f stop and increase MTF.

    That would make this an even sharper 14mm f2.0 lens on Micro 4/3 camera if you don’t mind the size and weight.

  • Eddy PRO

    TOTALLY WASTED ON MICRO FOUR THIRDS GARBAGE

  • Mitch

    The rumoured 12mm f2 for mirrorless cameras is considerably more interesting than a 10mm for DSLRs which will surely be gigantic (relatively speaking)

  • PLI

    7mm please

  • uiti

    I want exactory the native M4/3 lens which is 10mm F2.8.

    • I have been asking for a 9 or 10 mm f/2.8 prime for years, but my request has been falling on deaf ears.

  • Anonymous

    but could we please get a 7/4 or something useful!!

  • Anonymous

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/14/samyang-10mm-f2-8-

    This looks like the missing lens, no?

  • Lacunapratum

    I also find it a perfect solution in combination with a shift adapter. The SLR mount leaves just enough space for the entire lens to be shifted. Think about a shiftable 20mm in 24×36 terms! Likely, center resolution will be great and on m43 you’ll just miss the corners, which are usually weaker in wide angles in this range anyway.

  • Charlie

    I have a OMD EM5 and I wish to take landscapes. However, I read that the angle of view decreases to 93 degree when mount on MFT. Any advice? Do you think this is a good option or is there a better, same price range option? I was actually looking at Olympus M Zuiko 9-18mm.

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