Samyang are kicking off 2019 in style. With no less than eight lenses promised during spring, the third-party optic brand launched the first of the new products by unveiling the XP 10mm F3.5, a premium manual focus lens which will be available for Canon full-frame DSLRs first, with a Nikon F mount fitment planned to follow soon after.
So what’s so special about this lens, well, if you like to wide with your photography, this optic will let you go further than ever before because the XP10mm is the world’s widest non-fisheye lens. This means it is rectilinear and distortion free, offering photographers a vast 130-degree angle of view, which will be highly appealing to landscape, architecture and interior property photographers, along with sports shooters looking to add some creativity to their wide imagery.
Weighing 731g and built with a 18 elements in 11 groups design, the lens features seven diaphragm blades and seven special optical elements to maximise image quality and Samyang backs this up by saying the lens is good for DSLRs with a resolution of more than 50-megapixels and for 8K cinematography. With such wide-angle lenses, flare can sometime be an issue, but Samyang has used its Ultra-Multi-Coating technology to control this risk.
The XP 10mm features a maximum aperture of f/3.5, has a closest focusing distance of 25cm is built around a solid metal body. Scheduled to start shipping in March, the XP 10mm carries a price-tag of £949.99. To showcase what this amazing lens can achieve, Samyang posted some official sample imagery to their Gallery page.