Samyang tweaks lenses for video use
posted Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5:58 PM EDT
Through its Polish distributor, Delta Co., Korea's Samyang Optics Co. Ltd. has announced that it is preparing video-specific variants of three existing lens models.
The SAMYANG T1.5 35mm AS UMC, T1.5 24mm ED AS IF UMC, and T3.1 14mm ED AS IF UMC lenses are all designed to work for follow focus, thanks to racks around both the focus and aperture rings that allow control from video rigs. The lenses also have aperture (in T-stops) and focus scales marked appropriately to be read from the site of the camera.
In other respects, the lenses are much the same as their existing still imaging-friendly versions.
More details in the press release below.
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SAMYANG T1.5 35mm AS UMC
SAMYANG T1.5 24mm ED AS IF UMC
SAMYANG T3.1 14mm ED AS IF UMC
Cracow, 9th August 2012 – Samyang Optics gladly informs, that Samyang Family has been enlarged by three new lenses dedicated for digital cinema purpose.
Lenses with focal 35mm, 24 mm and 14mm will be available on sales in sequence next week, at the end of August and in September.
The construction of the new lenses has been based on previous types dedicated for photography. Their main feature are racks co-operating with follow – focus system, and a ring rotated continously. Thanks to these alterations it is possible to precisely and silently operate focus and depth of field. Another facility is putting aperture and focus scale parallel to the axis of the lens and aperture marked with number of transmission T. Lenses are compatible with Nikon and Canon cameras.
Prices will be announced soon.