Samyang has quietly introduced a new 35mm lens via their social media channels and what makes this Canon EF mount lens special is that it’s the first 35mm lens with an f/1.2 aperture.
Inside the metal body is a 9-blade aperture that creates lovely background blur/bokeh and 12 elements in 10 groups. Samyang says CA is controlled well and ultra multi-coating technology keeps flare and ghosting to a minimum.
The fast aperture should mean shooting indoors or in environments where light levels drop shouldn’t be a problem and Samyang is billing this new lens as a tool for 8K video recording as well as for those who shoot stills with DSLRs.
For the moment, the XP 35mm f/12 lens won’t be available in Europe and no information on pricing for the rest of the world has, as of yet, been released.