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Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens officially announced

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Samyang has officially announced the 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens. It is designed for full-frame DSLRs as well as APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.

The new optic will deliver a full-frame equivalent of 35mm when mounted on APS-C cameras and 40mm when mounted on MFT cameras. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture allows users to isolate their subject from the background and enables hand-held shooting in low-light conditions.

The Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC will include 13 elements in 12 groups, using aspherical elements and Samyang’s ‘Ultra Multi Coat’ technology.

Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens officially announced

Samyang introduces 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC manual focus lens

We are approaching to the worlds biggest digital imaging event. Photokina 2016 will open its doors in September. The lens expected to show up on the market at this event.


Key features

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


Samyang 20mm T1.9 Cine Lens for VDSLR kit

Specifically, the Samyang 20mm T1.9 is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system. It has 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.

With the addition of these new lenses, the current Samyang CSC lineup consists of 15 bright photo and cine lenses: 7.5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 21mm, 35mm, 50mm for photo, cine lens and 300mm for photo lens.

Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC CS and T1.9 lenses will be globally available from September. The lenses will be released in 10 mounts. They are the Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony Alpha, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT and MFT. The price will stand EUR 499 for 20mm F1.8 lens and EUR 549 for T1.9 cine lens.