Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS C
fills a gap in the market with its ultra-wide prime for DX cameras
Given that most of us tend to use ultra-wide zoom lenses at or near their shortest focal lengths, the lack of prime options for DX cameras is surprising. Korean manufacturer Samyang aims to redress the balance with the launch of this brand new 10mm f/2.8 optic.
The 10mm f/2.8 is a rectilinear (non-fisheye) lens that gives a generous 109.5-degree angle of view. As we’ve seen in other Samyang lenses, the Nikon-fit edition is more refined than other mount options. Bonuses include electronic communication between camera and lens, enabling full compatibility in PASM modes, along with i-TTL flash communication. It’s the first Samyang lens to feature nano crystal coatings, designed to boost contrast and reduce unwanted reflections, while a built-in lens hood helps reduce flare. As with other Samyang lenses, there’s no autofocus.