Bower / Rokinon / Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens
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.
Aug 14, 2011