Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens

Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS UMC is a high quality, fast aperture, prime wide angle lens for Full Frame or APS-C sized sensors for Canon EF, Sony E, Fujifilm X, and Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds MFT. A Nikon Auto exposure (AE) version is available, (listed separately).

It is ideal for full-frame cameras, including the recent Sony full frame E Mount cameras constituting a high-quality wide-angle lens perfect for street, landscape and architecture shooting even in low light conditions. The sharpness is excellent, even at the edges of the frame at wide apertures, and the fast f/1.4 aperture is able to give a narrow depth of field when required.

Photographers using Canon DX / APS-C cropped sensors will get approx 38mm field of view (35mm equivalent) suitable for journalist and general photography. On Four Thirds cameras the field of view would be approximately that of a standard 50mm lens (35mm equivalent), offering a fast aperture standard prime lens, and a 50mm equivalent with Micro Four Thirds (MFT)

Samyang 24 mm F1.4 ED AS UMC is a manual focus prime lens. The manual focus ring is wide, easily accessible and perfectly adapted to most photographic applications, except applications such as sports or where Autofocus lenses would be better considered.

For film and video applications manual focus is often the preferred choice, allowing changing focusing during filming and here are increasing numbers of users using DSLRs for filming and High Definition (HD) video.

This Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens has a standard coupled (clicked) aperture, adjustable in 1 stop (1 EV) intervals. Accurate focus at very close distance or focus critical situations can be achieved through use of focusing in live view mode.

The Samyang 24mm provides lovely bokeh (the character of out-of-focus areas), due to its 8 circular blade aperture design and fast aperture. Optical construction features 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups, 4 lenses are low-dispersion glass (ED), plus two aspheric elements. The 24 mm features Ultra Multi Coated (UMC) multi-coated lenses for the best possible light transmission, and resistance to ghosting and flares.

The Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS UMC lens offers a professional wide angle prime lens with excellent optics, yet still manages to deliver significant value for money.

Supplied with detachable petal shaped lens hood, lens caps and soft lens bag. Filter size is 77mm.

There is a 24mm Nikon AE version available separately. and a
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Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Lens

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Specification

ManufacturerSamyang Optics
ModelSamyang 24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC
Lens typewide angle for Full frame or cropped sensors
Focal length24 mm
Maximum aperturef1.4
Min aperturef/22
Angle of view84.0 deg. (61.1 deg. for APS-C/DX)
Min focusing distance0.25m
No. of diaphragm blades8
Focus typeMF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction13 element, 12 groups (4 elements low-dispersion glass (ED) 2x Aspheric elements)
Dimensions97.0mm x 83.0mm
Weight~ 680g
Filter Size:77mm
Available mountsCanon EF, Sony E, Fujifilm X, MFT

Whats in the box?

Front and rear Lens caps, soft lens bag.

Warranty

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens test / reviews

Photography Blog - Tested Canon Version August 2, 2012

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Sample images - www.dyxum.com