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Samyang Announces 20mm F1.8 Photo Lens & 20mm T1.9 Cine Lens for Full-frame DSLR Cameras

Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC
Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC

This is Week 4 of Samyang‘s 5-week 2016 Summer Blockbusters, where they announce a new lens each Monday. So far, they have announced the 1) XEEN 135mm T2.2 Professional 4K+ Video-Cinema Lens; 2)the AF 50/1.4 FE (Samyang AF 50/1.4 FE); and 3) the 35mm F1.2 Photo & Cine Lens. And this Monday, it is the turn for 4) the 20mm F1.8 photo lens (Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC) for stills photography and the equivalent 20mm T1.9 cine lens (Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC) for video.

These are both manual focus lenses specifically designed for Full-frame DSLR cameras with Full-frame sensor size. However, they will also be available in APS-C, Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds mounts (with reduced angles of view), 10 mounts in all: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony α, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, and MFT.

The bright F1.8 aperture in the photo lens (equivalent of T1.9 in the cine lens) makes it a good choice for shooting under various lighting conditions. The Samyang 20mm T1.9 is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.

The lenses feature 13 glasses in 12 groups, with two aspherical lenses and three extra-low dispersion lenses to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from centre to corners of the image. The 20mm focal length is perfect for shooting concerts, interior photos and street snaps.

Each lens accept 77mm diameter filters. Minimum focusing distance is 0.2m.

20mm F1.8 Photo Lens

  • Bright F1.8 aperture
  • Ultra Wide Angle in 94.8°
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Circular aperture with 7 blades
  • Smooth Focus Ring

20mm T1.9 Cine Lens

  • Bright T1.9 aperture
  • Ultra Wide Angle in 94.8°
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Designed as Cine lens – Follow Focus Gear Rings and Declicked Aperture
  • Circular aperture with 7 blades
  • Smooth Focus Ring

Both lenses will be globally available from September. The suggested retail prices are EUR 499 for the 20mm F1.8 photo lens and EUR 549 for the 20mm T1.9 cine lens.

PRESS RELEASE

Samyang Introduce 20mm Photo & Cine Lens for Full Frame DSLRs

August 8th, 2016, Seoul, Korea – The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) has today introduced new manual focus lenses for full frame DSLR cameras: 20mm F1.8 photo lens and 20mm T1.9 cine lens. As known for the brand’s wide and bright lenses, Samyang 20mm series adopted bright F1.8 aperture to provide perfect wide angle for interior shots and landscapes.

Explore Your Wideness with Samyang 20mm Series
The Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC and 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC are wide angle manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. It has been a year that Samyang launched the full frame DSLR camera lens and latest lens was the 135mm series.

Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Samyang Lenses are known for its bright apertures and so does this Samyang 20mm series. These two lenses have a bright aperture of F1.8, equivalent of T1.9 for cine lenses, to offer a best quality images under various lighting conditions. Also, the lightweight Samyang 20mm series brings the portability to increase the convenience.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, 13 glasses in 12 groups are used to create the most optimal image quality. Among 13 glasses, there are 2 aspherical lenses and 3 extra-low dispersion lenses per lens to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from centre to corners of the image.

This 20mm angle of view was designed to fulfill consumers’ requests to explore various occasions with Samyang Lens. In between ultra-wide 14mm and wide-standard 24mm, 20mm lens is a perfect fit to explore wide angles not only for shooting indoor images such as concerts and interior photos but also street snaps. The 0.2m of minimum focusing adds versatility to the lens.

Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC

Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC

Add Samyang 20mm T1.9 to Your Samyang VDSLR Kit
Specifically, the Samyang 20mm T1.9 is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.

The best partners to explore your wideness, the Samyang 20mm series is globally available from September. The suggested retail prices are EUR 499 for 20mm F1.8 photo lens and EUR 549 for 20mm T1.9 cine lens.

For more information, please visit Samyang Optics official website (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com), Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/samyanglensglobal) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/samyanglensglobal).

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Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC Specifications
Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC Specifications