Samyang Adds To XP Lens Line

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South Korean lens maker Samyang has added a third lens to its XP line of high-per­for­mance primes for Canon eF mount full-35mm D-SlRs. The new XP 50mm f1.2 joins the ex­ist­ing XP 14mm f2.4 and XP 85mm f1.2.

The XP lenses – the ini­tials rep­re­sent “ex­cel­lence In Per­for­mance – are claimed to have suf­fi­cient res­o­lu­tion for sen­sors of 50 megapix­els or higher and for record­ing 8K video. The new 50mm f1.2 lens has an all-glass op­ti­cal con­struc­tion com­pris­ing 11 el­e­ments in eight groups of which two are spe­cial types – one as­pher­i­cal to cor­rect for dis­tor­tion and one made from high re­frac­tive in­dex glass to min­imise chro­matic aber­ra­tions. Samyang’s new ‘ul­tra multi Coat­ing’ (umC) is ap­plied to min­imise ghost­ing and flare.

like the other XP mod­els, fo­cus­ing is man­ual and the 50mm’s min­i­mum fo­cus­ing dis­tance is 45 cen­time­tres. It has a min­i­mum aper­ture of f16 and a nine-blade di­aphragm to give smoother out-of-fo­cus ef­fects. An in­di­ca­tion of this lens’s sturdy build qual­ity is its sub­stan­tial weight of 1.2 kilo­grams. It mea­sures 117.5 mil­lime­tres in length and has screwthread fil­ter fit­ting of 86 mil­lime­tres.

The new XP 50mm f1.2 is priced at $1399 and will be avail­able in Aus­tralia at the end of march. Samyang lenses are dis­trib­uted in Aus­tralia by maxxum Pty ltd. Visit or www.samyan­glens­

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