30
Aug
2013

10mm f/2.8: this is the next Samyang lens for Fuji X-mount

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Will there still be a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 lens for Fuji X-mount as rumored by Photorumors here? Well, fact is that in the meantime Samyang added a new lens for Fuji-X at their website here: the Samyang 10mm f/2.8! Now let’s hope that also the rumored 12mm f/2.0 will become true.

Here is the Fuji-X product lineup of Samyang until now:

Samyang 10mm f/2.8
Samyang 8mm: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay
Samyang 300mm mirror lens: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay
Samyang 16mm f/2.0: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift: Amazon, Adorama, DigitalRev, J&R, B&H, eBay

cheers
Patrick

10mm f/2.8 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

  • Mike

    And the magic is gone… It’s probably gonna be a nice high IQ lens but – judging from the available mounts – for DSLRs first and formost. Just like the 16mm, adding mirrorless compatibility is only an afterthought, maening large and heavy :-(

    Oh well, was nice while it lasted.

  • Fabio

    The Samyang site added the specifications:

    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

    It’s as big as the full frame 14mm, and heavier too. More than 700 grams hanged on my X-Pro1? No thanks, I will prefer the Fujinon 14mm. And bet the coming 10-20 Fujinon will not be as heavy.

    • Mike

      Wow, more than tripple the weight of the 14mm Fuji lens and one third heavier than the already pushing the limits 55-200mm… It’s even 200g heavier than the great Tokina 11-16 F2.8, which has autofocus!

      Combined with the X-Pro1 this kit would be only 100g lighter than a Canon 6D fullframe DSLR with the Samyang 14mm – a combination that gives a wider FOV and shallower DOF.

    • Scott

      At times I mount an old Canon MF FD 35-105 f3.5 now thats big lens.

  • Michal

    It is not bad. I would be happy to use it for landscapes only if it had optional filter mount. But this doesn’t have unfortunately…

  • http://northbound.gl Mads Pihl

    Too bad. 12 f/2 made a lot more sense to me as a night sky shooter. At 2.8 I’ll stick with the rectilinear fisheye and correct in post.

    • http://philbondphotography.com Phil

      Pardon me but what is a “rectilinear fisheye”?

      • Greg

        not a circle in the frame but fills the frame and edges are curved

  • pab

    This lens has been in the pipeline for about 18 months ,have they finally got round to making it or are they just saying its still being developed ?also the 85mm and 8mm that i have used were good for the money which is not good enough by fuji x standards

  • Jansen

    There’s seldom such a thing as a bargain. If an item is cheaper than its peers, drawbacks will abound.

    • MJr

      No you’d be surprised.

  • Canon guy

    There is no Tilt Shift lens for X-mount from Samyang that I see, though I would love to see one, particularly if it was more affordable than Canon equivalents.

    • GreyOwl

      There is: ‘…Sony, ..FUJIFILM X, Samsumg NX…..’; it’s even printed in caps.

  • Joey G

    Where’s Voigtlander/Cosina? They consistently make high quality compact primes, like the 12 and 15mm, and at a reasonable price.

  • http://danielteolijr.tumblr.com/ Daniel D. Teoli Jr

    I use Samyang lenses 90% of the time for street work. While the Fuji 14 is a superb optical producer…that is it. The sloppy and loose aperture ring is always on the move and the same goes for the focus ring. But luckily the focus ring can be locked on the 14.

    Even then the 14′s focus ring is not marked and is hard to see the focus setting when locked. The 14 was designed by somoone that does not know much about street shooting. For it could not be much worse of a street design.

    I’ll take the extra weight of the 10mm Samyang…if the IQ is the same as my other superb Samyags. For street work the Fuji lenses are near useless for fast shooting. The AF and esp the focus by wire is just not any good.

    The 14, due to its greater depth of feild and lower range needed to focus is ‘almost’ doable. But I shoot at night a lot of the time. So zone focus is a big help, as no cam does AF any good in the dark. I just wish Samyang made some superwides for the Leica.

    Samyang has never let me down…all shot with a Samyang!

    http://www.artslant.com/ny/works/show/693460-polar-bear

    http://www.artslant.com/ny/works/show/693479-the-strutters

    http://www.artslant.com/ny/works/show/721151-the-lost-princess

    • Greg

      the images are exceptional due to the photographer altho I’m sure you could get great shots with any lens you choose. I’d love to see more of your work using the Samyangs Daniel. Hope to hear from you

      Continued success

      Greg

      • http://danielteolijr.tumblr.com/ Daniel D. Teoli Jr

        Hi Greg,

        While you are generally right with being able to get a great shot from almost any decent lens. It does not always work that way. Fuji lenses are very tough for me to shoot with for the most part. Take Fuji’s forthcoming 10 – 24 zoom. looks like a nice lens, may have great IQ. But it lacks a distance scale for zone focus. Also the aperture ring is a problem. Even when Fuji gives us a scale for distance they cover it up with the retractor ring, so one can’t read it when it is locked down. If one does not lock it, the ring moves almost by blowing on it. Same with the aperture rings…a very loose goose affair.

        My shooting style is that of trying to turn my Fuji into a Leica. For me, Samyang fits the bill perfectly with their manual lenses. My ideal camera would be a true rangefinder Leica knockoff…just an affordable model. Leica is not a pros cam any longer, not affordable my any means…it is for camera fondlers. But nothing out there like that, so I do the best I can.

        While I use spuerwides a lot for zone focus, you don’t have to just go wide for zone focus. All these oldies are zone focus with a normal lens on a Nikon F…

        http://www.artslant.com/lon/works/show/691522-makes-me-grateful-for-my-bed

        http://www.artslant.com/lon/works/show/720537-young-girl-with-baby-doll

        http://www.artslant.com/lon/works/show/691526-untitled-1-man-in-alley

        http://www.artslant.com/lon/works/show/693465-new-years-eve-skid-row-bar

        Even the old SWC was zone (guesstimate) focus…OK, I could take my time, but still zone.

        http://www.artslant.com/lon/works/show/691521-crazy

        Isn’t it something how all the old masters produced such iconic photos with nothing more than zone focus a shutter dial and F stop ring? They didn’t have AF, on the fly ISO, anti shake, auto exposure, live view and review and all the other complexities of modern cams. Unless you taking specialized sports pix or flying birds, all that garbage just weighs you down.

        The young guns coming up nowadays have a conniption if their AF is not working…they are just cripples without ‘auto everything’ it seems. We had nothing back in the day and we had frame, focus, guess at the exposure and bring the image home with one try many a time.

        Best Regards,

        Dan