Samyang Announce New 20mm T1.9 Full-Frame Wide Angle Lens
Samyang continues their Summer Blockbuster announcements with a new super-fast 20mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens and 20mm T1.9 cine prime version. The two new lenses join the recently announced manual focus 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS and its cine version – the Samyang 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS cine prime, which cover Super 35/APS-C. Full-Frame shooters using the Sony A7sII for example, should get excited about this lens as unlike the APS-C announcements from last week, the new 20mm f/1.8 and T1.9 cover 35mm full-frame. The new 20mm lenses are fully manual with a manual aperture and focus ring with an included and removable petal hood.
Samyang also trades in the US under the brand name Rokinon, which I am sure is familiar to most of you. The new Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC and 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC lenses feature 13 optical elements in 12 groups and you the maximum close-focus distance is just 20cm, quite an impressive feat for a non-macro lens. The optical design also include 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to minimise chroma aberrations and light dispersion, while maintaining corner to corner sharpness.
via: 4K Shooters
Image Credit: Samyang/Rokinon