While many manual focus lenses obviously lack AF mechanisms, they surely make up for it with cool features like fast apertures–and that’s the case with the new Samyang 35mm f1.2 lens. Aimed at APS-C mirrorless camera users, those with Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fujifilm X series and Canon M cameras will be able to use this new lens on their cameras. The new Samyang 35mm f1.2 boasts Ultra Multi Coating, two aspherical lenses as part of nine glass elements in seven groups. These are designed to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. Plus, it’s got a 62mm filter threat–which is fairly large for an APS-C lens based
The Samyang 35mm f1.2 is being targeted at many across the board. Considering that it will render a nearly normal field of view with various cameras, Samyang is stating that it’s a great lens for landscapes, street photography, portraits, food, etc.
Considering that is has a wide f1.2 aperture, that also means that you’re going to get some fantastic bokeh when you equivocate it to what’s possible with full frame sensors and multiply f1.2 by your system’s crop factor accordingly.
The Samyang 35mm f1.2 will fetch a 449 Euro price tag, which translates to a smidgen over $500 USD.