Samyang lens 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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Bower / Rokinon / Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens

Bower / Rokinon / Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Optics for this new lens has been engineered based upon an arrangement of 13 lenses divided into 12 groups. 4 lenses have been made from low-dispersion (ED) glass, while another two are aspheric lenses. There is also multi-layers plus anti-reflection UMC type coatings augmenting the perfection of light transmission. The Bower/Rokinon/Samyang 24 mm lens was engineered to work with the majority of popular SLR and DSLR cameras manufactured by most camera makers and other small-image sensors installed.

The 24mm lens will be produced with mounts for: Canon, Nikon, Four Thirds, Nikon, Samsung NX, Pentax, and Sony Alpha. 24mm is perfect length for a majority of cameras with APS C or Four Thirds image sensors. For full-frame cameras, it's a high-quality fast, wide-angle lens ideal for landscapes, street, and architecture photography. While photographers shooting with DX image sensors will get a obtain a perfect lens for using with relaxed photo journalism and landscape shooting. When the lens is mounted on a Four Thirds camera a bright 50mm equivalent lens will be obtained.

An f/1.4 lens is not usually as efficient as the same manufacture's f/1.8 or f/2 lenses, even when both are stopped down to f/5.6. the lens with the wider aperture is heaver and more expensive, so don't choose it as your standard unless you are planning a great deal of photography poor light conditions. There' plenty of reasons for using a wide aperture, but avoid buying a lens with an aperture wider than you need.

The 24mm lens should be shipping towards the end of 2011 or the first part of 2012 with prices to be announced later. Hopefully, we'll be able to show off some sample photos captured with this fast device. New Article Aug 14, 2011


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Lens Type Rectilinear
Max Format Size 35mm  
Focal length 24mm  
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon, Four Thirds, Nikon AE, Pentax, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha
Angle of view 84 (61.8 when used in DX Crop mode or with DX-format D-SLRs)  
Manufacturer Samyang  
Maximum aperture f/1.4 
Minimum aperture f/22  
Aperture ring    
Number of diaphragm blades  
Elements 13  
Groups 12  
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical & 2 ED lens elements - high-refraction glass - multicoated  
Minimum focus 11" (0.28 m)  
Full time manual    
Focus method    
Distance scale    
DoF scale    
Diameter (83mm)  
Length 95 to 116mm depending upon mount  
Materials Plastic  
Color Black  
Zoom method    
Filter thread 77mm  
Hood supplied    
Lens pouch    


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