Samyang introduces new “Premium” line with 85mm f/1.2 and 14mm f/2.4 lenses

Samyang Premium

Samyang announced a new “Premium” lens line-up with two full-frame lenses. A 85mm f/1.2 and 14mm f/2.4 lens are the first two lenses of the new “Premium” line.

Both are manual focus lenses but have electronic aperture control. Samyang said these lenses can outresolve 50MP sensors and are fit for 8K resolution. The 85mm f/1.2 lens will be available for Canon EF mount only, the 14mm f/2.4 lens will be available for other mounts too.

Sigma patent: 14mm f/3.5 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

14mm f/3.5

It’s getting more and more interesting for mirrorless camera owners. Sigma filed a new patent for a 14mm f/3.5 lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. According to the patent description this would be a zero-distortion lens, something we recently saw on a new Laowa lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-139087
    • Published 2016.8.4
    • Filing date 2015.1.29
  • Example 1
    • INF 200mm
    • Focal length 13.98 13.28
    • F-number 3.53 3.54
    • Full angle of view 2ω 90.74 92.90
    • The image height Y 14.20 14.20
    • Overall length of the lens 89.25 89.25
    • BF 17.5750
    • Lens configuration 8 groups 10 sheets
    • 2 aspherical three sides
    • ED 1 ( sigma in ELD)
    • Fluorite 4 ( sigma in FLD)
  • Example 2
    • INF 200mm
    • Focal length 13.97 13.28
    • F-number 4.13 4.13
    • Full angle of view 2ω 90.90 92.68
    • The image height Y 14.20 14.20
    • Overall length of the lens 82.60 82.60
    • BF 17.6874
    • Lens configuration 8 groups 10 sheets
    • 2 aspherical three sides
    • ED 1 ( sigma in ELD)
    • Fluorite 4 ( sigma in FLD)
  • Sigma patents
    • FumakeTadashi
    • Inner focus (the second group)
[via Egami]

 

Amazon Lightning Deal: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens – $270 (reg. $319)

Amazon Lightning Deal: Samyang 14mm F/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens – $270 (reg. $319)

Amazon has the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens as Lightning Deal on sale at $269.99. The deal ends at 1pm EST.

  • Ultra-wide angle of view on both full frame and APS-C cameras
  • Excellent construction and superior build quality for razor sharp images
  • Features built-in petal type hood
  • Minimum focusing distance of only 0.9 ft.
  • Super multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghost images
  • Lens not Zoomable

Stormscapes2 – An Astonishing Time Lapse Video

The amazing video above was made by Nicolaus Wegner, and it took him 5 months to put it together. He says:

High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. I spent May – September 2014 photographing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. This time lapse project is a result of that effort. From rainbows to tornadoes, there is a little bit of everything in here.

To realise the time lapse video he used an EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 6D, and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USMEF 70-200 f/4L IS and Rokinon 14mm lenses.

Kudos!

Music: “Leader” by MODE

[via TwistedSifter]