Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens

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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens, CANON£379.00Buy Now - You will be directed to UK Digital Website
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens, SONY E Mount£399.00Buy Now - You will be directed to UK Digital Website

Other mounts available on Special Order

The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC is a fast, wide angle, manual focus prime lens for full frame cameras, or a fast standard prime when used on APS-C/DX sensors, available mounts for Canon EF, Sony E, Fujifilm X, and Panasonic / Olympus Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mounts. (The Nikon AE version available separately).

Producing excellent resolution and sharpness throughout the image equal or exceeding lenses 3 times as expensive, the Samyang 35mm lens is truly a professional class lens at a affordable price.

The Samyang 35 mm f1.4 AS UMC lens was designed to suit most popular SLR and DSLR cameras. On a full frame camera the 35mm focal length has universal applications, the lens is bright / fast wide-angle lens perfect for landscape, journalism and general shooting applications, including low light photography. When mounted on a camera with APS-C sensor, will become a popular, multitasking 50mm prime lens, perfect for general photography including low light photography. When mounted to cameras with the 4/3rd system, the Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC will turn into a short, bright portrait lens with 70mm focal length equivalent.

The wide apertures of the 35mm provide beautiful bokeh, (the character of out-of-focus areas) which is perfect for portrait type applications, or photography where ultra smooth out of focus backgrounds or foregrounds is preferred. This technique helps to separate the subject from the background giving very pleasing and professional results. Aided by its 8 aperture bladed design, the smoothness of the bokeh provided by the Samyang 35mm is excellent. Although bokeh character is a personal preference various independent tests and users rate the Samyang 35mm lens as one of the best lenses regardless of cost or manufacturer when it comes to its bokeh character.

The optical design of the Samyang 35 mm f1.4 UMC lens is twelve elements arranged in ten groups and includes two elements with high refractive index, which helps reduces its weight and dimensions to a moderate level for a full frame capable lens. The inclusion of an aspherical optical element minimizes helps reduce lateral chromatic aberration, UMC multi-layer coatings provides high contrast and faithful colour reproduction. The design incorporates floating lens elements allowing to preserve high image quality with minimum focusing distance.

It features a wide comfortable manual focus ring and is perfectly adapted to most photographic applications. Accurate for focus critical situations can be achieved through use of focusing in live view mode, available to most newer camera models.

There are increasing numbers of users using DSLRs for filming and High Definition (HD) video and manual lenses allows the user to alter focus during filming.

Samyang 35 mm F1.4 AS UMC has been designed with great emphasis on the smallest details to both optics and workmanship, which place the lens among the best photographic products in its class.

Supplied with front and rear lens caps, petal-type lens hood (which is reversible for transporting) and a soft lens pouch. Filter size 77mm

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens

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ManufacturerSamyang Optics
ModelSamyang 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Lens typewide angle to standard
Focal length35 mm
Maximum aperturef1.4
Min aperturef/22
Angle of view63.4 deg. (42.5 deg. for APS-C)
Min focusing distance0.3m
No. of diaphragm blades8
Focus typeMF (Manual Focus only)
Lens construction12 elements / 10 groups / 1 aspherical lens
Dimensions111mm x 83mm
Weight~ 660g
Filter Size:77mm
Available mountsCanon EF, Sony E, Fujifilm X, MFT

Whats in the box?

Front and rear Lens caps, soft lens bag.


Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens test / reviews

What Digital Camera - tested Nikon AE version - August 2011

Amateur Photography - tested Canon version - August 2011

Photography Blog - Tested Canon Version November 2012

Photozone Test / Review (on Full Frame CANON) -

Photozone Test / Review (on APS-C CANON) -

Samyang 35mm F1.4 ED AS UMC Review (Canon Mount) -

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Review & Test Footage -