The Samyang 35 mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle AS UMC Aspherical Lens for Samsung NX 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 Samsung NX. Producing excellent resolution and sharpness throughout the image equal or exceeding lenses 3 times as expensive, the Samyang 35 mm lens is truly a professional class lens.
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 35 mm 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 50 mm 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 70 mm focal length equivalent.
The wide apertures of the 35 mm 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 35 mm is excellent. Although bokeh character is a personal preference various independent tests and users rate the Samyang 35 mm 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 12 elements arranged in 10 groups and includes two elements with high refractive index, which helps to reduce its weight and dimensions to a moderate level for a full frame capable lens. The inclusion of an aspherical optical element helps reduce lateral chromatic aberration, UMC multi-layer coatings provides high contrast and faithful color 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.